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  1. Michelle Dixon

    My husband and 3 others were in the UK on business, I happened to tag along. I have to say this was my favorite place to eat during the 14 days we were in the UK. The evening before heading home, upon my request we visited again and the food and staff were fabulous! They even sang Happy Birthday to someone in our group and brought her dessert with a lit candle on top. If I could have packed them all in a suitcase there would have been no hesitation in bringing them all home with me. Love Love Love this restaurant. I would visit the UK again just to experience the food and visit with the staff at Il Posto Ltd.

  2. Danielle Katwaroo

    My cousin and I were visiting London for the first time, and came here for dinner before seeing Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. THE FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE. This meal was my favourite from our entire 10 day visit to the UK. The pizza and gnocchi we had were delicious. And the desserts were some of the best we have ever had…creamy, smooth and practically had us licking our plates!! I have recommended this restaurant to EVERYONE I can…the service was fantastic and the food was even better! Thank you for a wonderful meal!

  3. Laura

    My family and I visited the restaurant this weekend and we were very impressed with the food and the friendly service. The portions were generous and the lasagne was delicious.

    Very authentic restaurant and the staff were attentive and engaging.

    Would definitely come here again.

  4. Richard Potter

    Just loved this restaurant. Friendly, great food and great fun. Squeeze into Il Posto soon!

  5. One of the few authentic Italian restaurants left in London. I have been coming here for many years and the food is simply delicious. Last night I ordered an Escalope Milanaisi and I can honestly say its probably the best Escalope Milanesi this side of Milano.The ambiance is superb, the staff friendly and attentive. Just cant fault it. Congratulations on a well run restaurant.

  6. Catharine

    We visited at 10.30pm, after watching Wicked and the food was excellent! We had a mushroom risotto, whitebait, calamari fritti & ravoli with porcini mushrooms. It was the best Italian food we’ve had in a while.; authentic & full of flavour. The staff were very friendly & accommodating especially when they close at 11ish. I would definitely come back again. 🙂

  7. Karen Garber

    We’re back! The staff is lovely and accommodating, although they didn’t remember us! That aside, the food was just as good as we remembered it. I had gnocchi this time as well as the tricolore salad. The sallad was beautifully presented and the avacado was perfect. The wine list is well priced and offers a good selection. My husband had a pasta dish with asparagus and it was beautifully sauced. The desserts looked beautiful, but we did not indulge. We have eaten at several Italian restaurants in London, all locally owned and this is our favorite.

  8. Richard Malone

    I really must thank you and your team for a wonderful evening at Il Posto last week. There were 10 of us, all family, including some from abroad, and we do not have the chance to get together very often. When we do, it is so important for us that it all goes well, and it simply could not have been better, from the warm welcome to the great food, the lovely busy ambience of a true family restaurant, and the equally warm send off afterwards. We all enjoyed ourselves from the youngsters to the oldies.

    We now know that once again we chose the right place in coming to Il Posto.

    Thanks again.

  9. Barbara

    Myself and a friend were in London for a meeting and decided to stay over. At 5.30pm pm we got tickets for the 7.30pm showing of Wicked. We got a taxi to the theatre but traffic meant we didn’t get there until 6.45 and were hungry. Looked around the area and spotted Il Posto – chatted to the first person we saw and asked could we get something quick to eat. They laughed but said this was not a problem, even though we could see that they had been really busy. The staff were very attentive and the pasta dishes came very promptly. We even had time to enjoy a glass of wine. Wished we could have stayed as the atmosphere was lovely. Thank you so much for accommodated two dotty Belfast ladies!!!

  10. conor w

    The staff here were lovely and made us feel welcome even though it was super busy.

  11. Giovanni mammalella

    A very special place!
    Luca se leggi questo messaggio sappi che te ne sarò per sempre grato per quello che mi hai insegnato. Un abbraccio da naples

  12. John Lewis IT Team

    We recently had our staff Christmas meal in this lovely restaurant near Victoria Station. I hadn’t actually been here before but will certainly be a frequent customer from now on after an excellent meal.
    The staff and especially the managers are all super friendly and made us feel welcome straight away. There were 17 of us and it was a busy restaurant so you’d forgive them for being a little slow with the service but they were not. Everything came out promptly and on time and the food was fresh, hot and delicious! The prawn and avocado starter was an absolute highlight.
    This place does simple, great Italian food but I also want to mention that since it was a Christmas meal they offered to put turkey on the menu and it was great! Best sprouts of the year so far and I eat a lot of sprouts and very generous with everything else. I didn’t actually need my pudding after all that but it was very gratefully received and devoured at the other end of the table!
    Finally, there was no hurry here, it’s a busy Christmas period and people were queuing but at no point did we feel rushed to leave at all. We stayed for a post meal drink and were warmly thanked on our way out. Definitely put me in the festive mood and I can only say if you’re in Victoria then you should eat at Il Posto.

  13. karen Garber

    We loved the restaurant. We had just returned from Stonehenge and Bath, it was chilly, rainy and cold (hello, London calling) and we were HUNGRY. As we debated the merits of heading into the downtown Victoria area I looked up and saw your sign. It was night and the restaurant does not look nearly as cute as it does in the daylight apparently. But the tables were mostly full, the menu looked good and it was our last night in London. We made a good choice. Your wine selections are very good, the ravioli was yummy and your bread is excellent. The staff is funny and friendly and indulged my very poor and limited Italian. On our next trip you will be our FIRST dinner and not our last. Thank you.

  14. Colin Smith

    I booked a table for two on Saturday 14th November at 5.15pm.
    On arrival, the restaurant was reasonably quiet, but soon more and more diners were arriving. By the time we left an hour and a half later, the restaurant was packed.
    Our meal of chicken medallions with mozzarella cheese, and penne in a spicy tomato sauce was so fresh and delicious.
    The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
    I would definitely recommend this restaurant to people visiting the Victoria area of London.
    Very tasty food at sensible prices. Well done Il Posto!

  15. Kim

    Really tasty Italian food. Nice house, red wine, and beautifully displayed dessert. I had the lasagna which proved to be a perfect choice with a good balance of sauce and cheese. We went here before going to the theatre across the street (Wicked), and the service was attentive and timely. I wish I could go back, but alas, I am in the States. The only thing I can say is that you must go here…even if you’re not going to the theatre. Friendly staff and yummy food. My only suggestion is that this restaurant needs to get on Trip Advisor so that more people know about it.

  16. Ken and Judy

    We had an excellent meal at Il Posto before the theatre, on our 10th wedding anniversary! My husband had lasagne and l had a chicken/mushroom in white wine dish – both really delicious,promptly served and very reasonably priced. Total bill with drinks, wine and a sweet was just under £50 – a bargain in London, and the staff very welcoming and attentive. We will certainly go back next time we visit the capital……

  17. Ronna

    Excellent! I found a true diamond in the gems of London. Thank you for your fabulous service, and primo lasagna! The wine is perfecto!

  18. Mike

    What a fantastic Italian! Found through TripAdvisor for a meal after the matinee of Wicked. Booked a table & good job, queue extended out of the restaurant by the time we’d finished around half six. Theses a classical Italian family restaurant & the family atmosphere makes it so much better. Service is prompt & friendly; the menu is extensive & offers something for everyone. We were spoilt for choice, to the point where our waiter had to come back three times before we were ready. Service was prompt after the order & all courses were absolutely delicious.

    We cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. It’s a must if you’re in this part of town. We will definitely make the effort to come again next time we are in the area. It’s great to find places that you know you will be able to rely on out of your home town. This one is an absolute “keeper”

  19. Paul

    I was lucky enough to find this little restaurant as i searched the Internet for one near the Apollo theatre, this one is right opposite the rear entrance.
    I rang and booked a table for 5:30- good job I did, it was full to bursting by 6:15!
    What a find! I cannot give them enough praise, extremely friendly as are most Italians, but they really couldn’t do enough for us, everyone so pleasant, attentive and genuine. The food was fantastic! Between us we chose three separate freshly made dishes, baked pizza, risotto, and pasta- they were all to die for! really good and great value ( very important to a Yorkshireman! ) washed down with good tasting red and white wines and finished off with a lemon sorbet that was very refreshing and a chocolate mousse. Was our family impressed? Most definitely – so much so we travelled across London to dine there again for lunch the following day, and will most certainly go again when next visiting London. Do we have any complaints? Just the one…… that it’s not closer to sheffield! Book here with confidence that you will be looked after and have a good dining experience.

  20. Dianne

    I came here with friends after the theatre. We didn’t have to wait long for our food & when it arrived it was fantastic. The staff are friendly and very welcoming. I would definitely return here.

  21. Christine

    following a long coach journey from Yorkshire four of us visited Il Posto on Saturday 18/10/14 not having much time before we saw the show Wicked.this restaurant was fabulous, fantastic food, very friendly staff, excellent service and moderately priced.

    we would certainly recommend you pay a visit when in the area we would certainly go again

  22. Colin

    Tried this place for the first time yesterday. We hadn’t booked, but we were found a table straight away – good job we went early, about 5.15 pm, because it got full soon after. The staff were very friendly and the service and food were excellent. Will certainly be going again.

  23. Lorna Fry

    I visited this restaurant yesterday before seeing Wicked across the road. Although appearing to be very busy the staff were incredibly friendly and made sure we could get a table and get out in time to see our show. Whilst waiting for a table to clear, we were given menus and ordered. Pretty much as soon as we sat down drinks were ordered followed by our food very quickly. I could not criticise the service in any way. Luca was the highlight of my day. He is so friendly and very sneakily found out it was my birthday and bought me a dessert with the whole restaurant singing me happy birthday. It made my day so memorable and I just want to say what a delight it will be to see you again soon. VERY soon. Love to you all!

  24. Annette Sheridan

    Hi, we had a lovely meal after we saw Wicked at Victoria, so good, we would like to book again please! We are due to see Billy Elliott on 28th June for the matinee and would be grateful i you could book a meal for us at 6pm for 5 people.. Many thanks.
    Please email me to confirm
    Regards
    Annette Sheridan

  25. Gerrie Potter

    Il Posto is a lovely place to visit for either a quick lunch or leisurely evening meal. I have never been disappointed with the quality of food or service.
    I took a party of 16 last week & we received a very warm welcome & our meal was fabulous!
    “Highly recommended”.

  26. Cliff Hodgkinson

    I have been visiting Il Posto for the past 5years, but not been there for 18months due to hospitalisation with orthopaedic problems, but well on the mend now, and looking forward to seeing Luca again, and enjoying some lovely italan cuisine. We come down from Sheffield every year for the Remembrance Day Parade, but my wife and me are having a few days together in June, so can’t wait for our visit.

  27. Casper Djernæs

    Ate there tonight, wonderfull food, a litle expensive, But the staff, lovely felt like dining with family Great place

  28. Gordon Mackley

    We have now visited the restaurant a number of times. The food is good, the service is good and reasonably priced and the staff are freindly. It’s a great oasis in an area where food is genrally overpriced but of poor quality.

  29. Colin

    I live above il Posto and visit every couple of weeks. They are such a friendly bunch (especially the owner). Great food, reasonably priced and feels like really authentic italian food. Pizza is great with nice fresh Italian on the side. Gem in central london!

  30. Geoff Jeal

    Sorry Lars, but I’ve been eating at Il Posto (formerly Il Portico since the early 60’s when the management was Anna and the very tall Gianny (?), who was there for years and years. Your right, the place is a gem and consistently good. So good that I’m going back tomorrow and taking a group (25) there in June.
    For those who enjoy a treat try the Pizza Hooper, created in the 60’s for a regular guest.

  31. I have been coming to Il Posto since 2004 and I have come to love this little place in the heart of London. They always treat you like an old friend they haven’t seen for ages and the food is great.

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