Bocca Di Lupo

4.5
2030 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Authentic
Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo opened Bocca di Lupo in November 2008. The restaurant has since received various awards and accolades for its stripped-down, honest regional Italian cuisine. Despite the buzzy feel and glamourous surroundings, we are a family business, a small and humble trattoria at heart.

We specialise in the obscure and the delicious highlights of food and wine from all across Italy's twenty regions. If we can make something ourselves, we do - gelati, breads, sausages, salame, pickles, mostarda, and pasta of course - the rest is carefully sourced from Italy. A selection of Italian wines and home-made and imported foods is available for delivery, along with our famous gelato, from Gelupo.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

If you want to know where to find the best Italian food in Soho is, it’s at Bocca di Lupo.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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J
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food good but everything a little rushed. Very noisy place.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Maybe the best meal of my life.

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London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One word: EXCEPTIONAL (food, wine, service, ambience)
I cannot recommend this restaurant more highly.
The BEST in London Six out of Five Stars

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MM
Munich
38 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bocca Di Lupo never disappoints! Love the menu - varied, most items available small/large. Everything is super fresh, simple and delicious!
Love sitting at the counter watching the chefs and seeing all the amazing food they prepare. Such coordination and skill - a really well run kitchen!

Service it professional and attentive without being overly fussy. Great wines by the glass/carafe.

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CN
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is absolutely fantastic, some of the best Italian you will have in London!

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TH
London
23 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great authentic Italian and an amazing wine list.

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SB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good small dishes. Friendly staff. Timing of the dishes feels a bit rushed like they are trying to get you out ASAP.

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HW
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Nice restaurant. Loved sitting at the bar/chefs table. Perfect for parties of 1-2 diners. Varied menu focused on Italian small and large dishes, something for everyone. Wait staff was professional and attentive. Enjoyed watching the coolest, calmest kitchen staff I’ve ever seen turn out extraordinary dishes effortlessly. We went with a series of small plates... tasty seafood risotto, chicken Marsala and spaghetti. Only thing I would change is the number of stools at the counter. It’s a bit tight and I think the dining experience would be greatly enhanced by removing 1-2 stools.

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London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bocca is just amazing. Incredible. I would gladly eat here every day both lunch and dinner.

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Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined at Bocca Di Lupo for our friends bachelorette party. The food was very authentic and the staff extremely accommodating and we even got one bubbly each on the house! Strongly recommended.

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CR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My family were visiting for ascot and can be quite fussy about their food. The service was amazing, catering for everyone’s taste

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CL
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Restaurant, would recommend to anyone. Definitely deserves the 5 stars advertised

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EN
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was lovely but we were sat at the bars on stalls made for tall people only so it was a little uncomfortable. Try get a table!

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J
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, great service, great ambience at a reasonable price.

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Munich
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and casual dining experience

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good experience overall

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BA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Freshly cooked food, a great wine list and attentive service. Will be back.

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GP
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, staff were lovely, delicious wine list.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service, the waiter chose all our dishes to share and they were all delicious!

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, Great service. Perfect atmosphere. Definitely going back

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PB
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious menu but one main course came up cold and had to be remade. Sitting at the bar was fun and the restaurant had a good buzzy atmosphere. Will go again

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Nothing interesting but kinda expensive

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J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was exceptional, solid service, excellent martini, and very fun/hip but comfortable vibe.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Not our first time here but we hadn't been for about 3 years.
We had a lovely welcome and were shown to our table. One of my guests had a coat with her and nowhere to hang it but when she asked the waiter to help he was a bit dismissive and said he was seeing to someone else and would get to her in a minute, leaving her holding her coat.
When he then came to the table, having by now taken the coat, he took drink orders but kept leaning right over me to put menus down, take glasses away etc. I can see why (because the restaurant is quite cramped) but surely this can be done better. I was frequently having to lean out of the way!
I will now stop moaning and get on to the food. It was gorgeous. Everything I remember about Bocca, and so I will still no doubt go back.

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D
London
25 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Perfect place for pre theatre dinner. I much prefer to sit at the counter and watch the chefs prepare the very tasty food. Wine by the glass is expensive but there is a great selection.

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EF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seaonal menu but just as good with every visit . One of the best Italian restaurants in London.

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ZL
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing staff. So worth a visit! Every dish was cooked perfectly

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JW
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We went for a pre-theatre dinner. Service was friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was tasty and fresh - the sea bream carpaccio was particularly good.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Was very happy with food and ambience. Was disappointed by the early closing of kitchen given we had made a booking for 10.30pm so felt rushed.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seating aligns with the theatre schedule so booking is essential. Efficient, polite service. It’s best to go with a medium sized group and share the dishes amongst the table.

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MK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great pre theatre place to meet and eat

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Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience, our waiter was really great, he recommended dishes from the menu, and considering the restaurant was really busy, the food came out quickly.

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London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food quality is very average. Service scattered and lacks attention to detail. It was my friend’s birthday and i requested for a candle to arrive on the dessert and was told it will be done but then wasn’t. Good potential, poor execution.

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LW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing service, delicious and typical Italian cuisine!

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K
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food experience, would recommend it rather for a fun night out with great food than a romantic dinner. It's fairly loud, but the food is very fresh and we really enjoyed observing how the food was being prepared. Desserts are to die for.

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w
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been coming her every year for 5 years and it is consistently excellent. Sit at the counter and watch the kitchen ballet.

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London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Best Italian restaurant in London

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T
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very special place, amazing food and wonderful staff.

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HN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meal was great and wine amazing! We sat at the marble bar. The service was exceptional!

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food is fantastic but we had to wait a long time between starter and main, and they forgot 3 dishes.

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