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In Covent Garden today? Stop by Orso for a bite, we're open all day! #orso #coventgarden #lunch #dinner
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New Kid's Menu starting tomorrow at Orso! Bambino or Orsino! #kidsmenu #coventgarden
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27 Wellington St London WC2E 7DB United Kingdom
27 Wellington StreetGBGreater LondonLondonWC2E 7DB
+44 20 7240 5269orsorestaurant.co.uk
£££Italian Restaurant, BarToday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amTuesday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amWednesday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amThursday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amFriday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
A former orchid warehouse in Covent Garden offering authentic Italian Food, all within an atmosphere reminiscent of Milan in the 50’s.
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Italian recipes with traditional ingredients, served on hand-painted plates in a modern basement.- Google
"Order squid, risotto and pizza with red wine."
"It's authentic Italian food by London standards and I will go again."
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Amir Mousavi
a month ago
Very bad value for money. Even considering location. Service is good and knowlegdeable. The dissapointment lies in the food. menu items were not available and portions were very small. Food overall is badly seasoned. I have to very much agree with previous posts, definitely a tourist trap.
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Dann Sekkelund
5 months ago
Tourist trap! Quick in, quick out only attended by people going to the theaters. High end prices. Arrogant service by various servants (4 served us). Order squid, risotto and pizza with red wine. The pizza was like eating air, tasted like nothing (frozen pizza would have been better) notice this should be a italian restaurant. Risotto okay, squid undercooked. They charged us 4 pund for one glas of tap water, 6,5 pund service charge and additional 12,5 % on top of the bill. Don't go there, plenty of other alternatives nearby!
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Ben Ross
6 months ago
Orso offers a smaller choice than most Italian restaurants, but that's because every dish is fresh and cooked to the chef's perfection. Everything we ordered was great, and they manage to accommodate our large party with ease - everyone's food came out together. Recommendation: the seafood is a winner.
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Pace Johnson
8 months ago
Ok... Some of the food was not bad. Some Decent starters. Mains were a bit of a let down. Ended up sending my Chicken back for a replacement of the same dish as the first one had piece of plastic under the crumbing. It all felt a bit forced and a little over priced.
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SJ Thomson
4 months ago
A lot of people are calling this place a tourist trap, but I really don't believe that. This is actually one of the restaurants that I visit and don't feel like I am in the busiest part of London. The service is on point, always helpful and happy to talk through the menu. The zucchini batters thins (cant remember what the menu called them) are wonderful and totally more-ish. The lunch and pre theatre menu is a total bargain for the area and the food is delicious. I think this place is a nice haven to the hustle and bustle above
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James M
10 months ago
I strongly recommend this place. The buffalo mozzarella is the real stuff from Italy. Having only had pizza I couldn't comment on the other dishes but mine was very nice, evidently made with fresh dough cooked in a stone oven. The ingredients are all top quality. The service is excellent and waiters are professionals. The atmosphere in the dining room is very pleasant and classy, with the kind of lighting that is relaxing but not uncomfortably dim which is sadly the norm in lesser restaurants. It's authentic Italian food by London standards and I will go again.
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Keith Spendlove
4 months ago
Asked the concierge of the waldorf hotel for a nearby good quality food and value place to eat nearby, he recommended Orso, totally agree, well worth the visit, Friendly staff, nice set menu of the day, non chain but does gets very busy with pre theatre crowd.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Hi Keith, Thanks for this great review! We do try our hardest to make every single guest happy when they dine with us, so it is always a pleasure to read positive feedback! Hoping to see you soon again at Orso!
Leanne Fraser
a year ago
Similarly as with Smollensky’s only the entrance is at ground level and you have to go down a small set of stairs to get to the actual restaurant. It was a lot more intimate than we were expecting (and would be great for a romantic pre-theatre meal) but luckily out group had halved in size to just six after a last minute Lunch and Learn was scheduled for the same time. We tucked ourselves away in a corner and chatted away happily amongst ourselves. The staff were attentive but not over bearing and very knowledgable on their menu. The set menu provides excellent value for money at £16.75 for 2-courses and £19.50 for 3. I’m glad that I just went for the small portion as it was more than enough for me. It was delicious too with the flaky white crab meat being full of flavour and there was lots of it as well which was nice to see. I was initally disappointed not to have been offered parmesan cheese with my meal though I think that this was perhaps a good thing as it would have detracted from the lovely flavours. The restaurant also has a lovely policy of allowing you to have your dessert/coffees after the theatre if you so wish which is great as you don’t need to wolf down three courses before heading to the show you are seeing.
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