Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant

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666 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant in London's very happening Marylebone Village is another winner from the stable of restaurateur Arjun Waney, who brought you the stellar Roka, Zuma and La Petite Maison.
If you're looking for a super Italian cuisine and would like to avoid both chain restaurants and designer price tags, Il Baretto in Blandford Street is an excellent choice.
Located between Marylebone High Street and Baker Street, Il Baretto has a smart wine bar located on the ground floor and a cavernous basement dining room that is a stylish restaurant for group parties and celebrations.
Popular with a local crowd, as well as with tourists and shoppers from Bond Street, this restaurant serves up authentic Italian recipes and we love the spaghetti con astice with lobster, sweet chilli and garlic sauce, and the Maccheroni with black truffle. Pizzas and dishes from the robata grill are winners too.
FREE ICE CREAM for all kiddies, the good & the naughty little ones!

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: October menu £45

October Restaurant Festival Menu:

£45,00 per person
Starter to Choose
Tuna Tartare
or
Salmon Carpaccio
or
Veal Tonne
Main to Choose
Pizza Truffle
or
Bigoli cacio & pepe
or
Maccheroni Truffle
Dessert
Tiramisú

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 5 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 18:30-21:30
Mon-Tue 18:00-21:45

What 666 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.1
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3.9
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding
Fantastic food
Perfect service

Thank you

DU
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Service was indifferent. Long wait to get drinks long wait to order. Many different servers. Food was very good, but service took away from the enjoyment.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to il Baretto many times over the years and the service is always outstanding and the food consistently excellent.

G
London
14 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A typically enjoyable and warm welcome from the team at Il Baretto - great atmosphere and wonderful service - the papardelle with duck was divine - and the garlic bread was an unexpected treat

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 2 September 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely words. Your happiness is our mission and what we are passionate about. We are glad that you enjoyed our pappardelle with duck..then you cannot miss our new seasonal menu! Looking forward to welcoming you back, Guest relation manager

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Bad service left us waiting for a long time before a menu arrived.

Food wasn't great.

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 2 September 2019

Dear guest, Please accept our apologies for the poor experience with us. We always want our guests to leave Il Baretto happy and gratified. As on this occasion we clearly did not meet our your expectations and our usual standards, if you wish to discuss further, please contact our Guest relations manager, Brigita, at Brigita@ilbaretto.co.uk. Best regards, Reception team

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WP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Food was delicious. Service was overtly lacking. The table of 4 next to us got up and left because of ir

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 2 September 2019

Dear Wendy, We glad that you enjoyed our food...it is a pity that unfortunately you can not say the same about the service. We noted your disappointment and we do apologise for that. We would be grateful to be given another opportunity to impress you with a service meeting the standard of our food. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we would delighted to assist you. Warm regards, Guest relations manager

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MN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Reliably very good Italian. Pricey but you get what you pay for . Excellent wine list .

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 2 September 2019

Dear MN1967, We are glad to read that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We are also happy to understand that our selection of wines met your expectations and delighted you. Our sommelier thoroughly and passionately selects the wines to be included in our list. Looking forward to welcoming you back, Guest Relations Manager

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This is the best Italian restaurant in London. The food and wine is exceptional and the service is expertise with a smile. I cannot wait to go back

RK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

the pizza is great if you like a thin crisp crust. The fish is always lovely. Nice Italian food, with a modern ambience.

RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Best Italian food in london! Service could be improved. Will definitely go back!

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

Very friendly service and also helpful and welcoming to our 3 year old daughter!

E
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Food is acceptable, at least good if not better. Service was okay, but largely mechanical and uninspired
Downstairs room very noisy. Not sure about upstairs. Fucina, in the same Marleybone neighborhood, is better all around and roughly the same price points.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I can definitely recommend this restaurant. What you get is traditional Italian dishes, which you don’t in most other Italian restaurants. The desserts are also outstanding. This high quality comes for a certain price though, it is not in the cheaper end...

L
Austin
80 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Il Baretto is a better-than-average Italian restaurant with impeccable service and a good wine list. Home-made tuna ravioli was OK, but burrata-and-truffles was a hit due to generous black truffle shavings. Dover sole was again OK. Service was fast and attentive without being intrusive -- just about perfect.

FF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

Excellent food, although pricy. Generous starters, don’t order one each!
Surly waiters, one in particular and especially tetchy when we refused to pay 13% service charge.
Noisy parties, so don’t recommend downstairs tables for quiet conversations with friends.

BB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Spectacular

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

Been to restauant 20+ times in past. Took friends to show off the restaurant. They jammed the four of us into into a table for 2... very uncomfortable and tight while other 2 persons sat at tables for 4 persons. Food was extremely salted. Very disappointed what we were used to in previous dozens of visits. In past has been excellent.

s
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food excellent as always; service a bit slow on this evening. It's a gem of a place, regardless.

NR
London
78 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food is tasty and while some of it was excellent, some dishes were average. Brusque service and expensive for what it is, even for Marylebone.

AV
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Was a favourite of mine. Vitello Milanese was over breaded and overfried...tough to eat. Very hard to hear conversation. Were forgotten in a corner for 20 mins.
Pity...had some super dinners there..this wasnt one of them.

DG
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Felt a bit rushed. The food was fine. The cocktails were below average. Nothing special. I would probably try somewhere else next time.

JE
London
18 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love going here
Such amazing food
And the staff are outstanding

SB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A charming, delightful restaurant that has never fallen short of the high standards expected. Food, drink and service are all to be praised. I have no hesitation in making my positive recommendation.

LL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, great atmosphere and service

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Its horrible
We were fasting and the waiter refused to make any changes we requested to some of the dishes and not refused politely with major attitude
Im never going back and telling family and friends about how horrible they are

JJ
London
22 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is a very good 'family style" Italian restaurant. A little pricey for what it does but better value than some around and about it! The thew salt beef carpaccio is excellent as is the fried squids & courgettes,

The baked sea bass, the halibut, beef fillet, spatchcock baby chicken (off the bone), grilled lamb chops and air dried sirloin with mushrooms are all superb enjoyed on repeated visits.

the ice cream and sorbets finish the meal well.

There is a good wine selection and the wine waiter helpful and non patronising!

well worth a visit and we will be back!

s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent as always. Delicious food and friendly service

MA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

While the service was good all three of our party thought the food was massively overpriced for what it was. We won’t be going back and wouldn’t recommend it when there are so many other great and fairly priced restaurants to choose from in Marylebone.

OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Very busy and we had seating in the basement which wasn’t great.

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Great food although expensive. Great wine list with good variety of prices.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Mediocre food and overpriced. Too loud.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

The food was very overpriced and the quality mediocre. The soup was appalling. When the waiter asked us if everything was fine and we tried to say we were not satisfied, he did not resound -either deliberately or because he could not speak English.

NG
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent night. Wonderful service. Delicious food. Nice selection of wines by the glass. We will go back for sure.

RM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good authentic Italian food - efficient friendly service

G
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Food and ambience was fantastic. Unfortunately, the waiters let down the experience by not coming over and asking if we would like to order drinks or food, I had to ask the waiter after waiting 25 minutes of sitting there with our menus closed.

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food really enjoy going to this place have been here loads

EK
London
282 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice!
Amazing pizza!! Who would have thought Scamorza cheese and mustard greens go hand-in-hand!! Il Baretto did and it was out of this world!
Their inverted cheese cake was divine.
Thank you for your warm welcome and service.
See you soon!

JB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food. Lovely atmosphere. Massively over-ordered though! We will be back.

r
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We have visited this restaurant many times and always enjoy everything about it !
Just felt it was a bit overpriced but would still go back !

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

The downstairs dining room was too loud for our table of three to even speak to each other without really shouting. The woman in charge was very friendly and apologetic when we complained but could not offer us an alternative place to sit so we just ate and left. We were so close to walking out but it was a Saturday evening and were concerned about where else we would find a restaurant with a free table.
The food was disappointing lacking any true Italian flavours, a real shame as we had read good reviews and were looking forward to some authentic Italian food. We also felt the food was overpriced.
The place was busy but mostly with large groups who were also having to shout to be heard, the noise level was almost painful.

In all an unpleasant experience we will not repeat.

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