Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant

4.4
636 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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

2 Course Set Lunch Menu: £24.50

From a set lunch menu. 3 Courses : £29.50, 4 Courses : £32.50
90 min seating time per table
Offer does not apply to other promotions & discounted bookings on any Special Events Days & Holidays.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 January 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:45

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 12:30PM - 4:00PM 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 10:30PM
Sat 12:30PM - 4:00PM 6:30PM - 10:30PM

What 636 People Are Saying
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AH
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

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

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

Mediocre food and overpriced. Too loud.

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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.

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Orange County
10 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.

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

Good authentic Italian food - efficient friendly service

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G
London
6 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.

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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

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EK
London
276 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!

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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.

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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 !

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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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H
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

There are so many amazing Italian restaurant in london I couldn’t believe how unwelcoming the team were the food was disgusting and the salads were old shrivelled leaves and off tomatoes it’s tatsed so dirty £79 per person and that was for an evening I will never forget and will definitely not return there even if it’s laid fir by a friend !

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PV
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

I have been many times before to Il Bereto (bookings under different names), however this time was very disappointing. Within seconds of sitting down we were asked what we wanted to order, a theme which repeatedly occurred. Mains came out as we were still eating our starters and the table was cleared so that we didn’t actually have time to finish these starters. Literally within seconds of finishing the mains they were cleared and the desert menus were given to us. Throughout the evening everything felt extremely rushed, almost as if they wanted us out as soon as possible. Very disappointed given that we come here quickly regularly.

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J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great meal in a lovely atmosphere with charming waiters

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service, atmosphere was great.
The seats are quite close to each other so It could be quite loud depending on who you are seated next to

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M
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely venue and atmosphere with a wide selection catering for all sorts of taste and occasion. Big portions.

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KT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and very welcoming. Food very good. We had a great time.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

They forgot to put our order through. So we waited an hour before our food was out. They gave us dessert for free to make up for the poor service which was a nice gesture. They kind of made it up for us with that touch

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good service and the food is tasty 👌🏼

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BR
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Il Baretto is a warm, hip and friendly Italian restaurant, serving sensation food with impeccable service.
Try their Macaroni w black truffle, it's ridiculously good! They always feature white truffle in season too.
The noise level is low, so it's a great place for a romantic dinner and the managers and staff are warm and quite cool as well.
My fave in London.
Brian

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M
London
50 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic overall experience and would definitely go back as well as recommend it to my friends. The food was excellent and enjoyed each dish. The food and the restaurant is very authentic Italian and the manager spoke to us in Italian quite frequently which was a nice touch even though my Italian is quite limited. :-) Looking forward to going back soon!

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JM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Delightful venue, staff very attentive and food very good. A good idea to book as clearly this gets busy in the evening however the lunch period was easier to get a table. Price was reasonable, wine more expensive than I would have expected

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EP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

So disappointing. We were expecting a lovely, romantic experience but we were sat in between terribly loud customers and the acoustics are terrible. We were shouting across the table at one another to communicate. Dinner was just okay, at best, and was very expensive for what we had. The wine we chose was the most enjoyable part of the evening. Service was just adequate. Definitely won’t go back or recommend.

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IN
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Met a friend for lunch in the week, sat upstairs, very attentive service, good choice of food and a set menu if preferred. Very enjoyable and would definitely go back again,

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

The service was inattentive. We had to ask for more wine from your bottle . We wanted salad a main course for lunch and where not told what we had ordered was a side . They did bring another portion but that was not the point but I have also now another criteria by which I judge Resturants and that is how they manage deliveroo people and this restaurant was totally unacceptable!!! Will never go there again

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SB
Zurich
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect Place and you get served the real Italien Food. Always again!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Noisy table right next to the kitchen.

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SC
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good, lunch time offer is great value, food and service excellent.

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M
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

didn't like the food service was not to write home about ,

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s a nice experience. Good service, nice food.

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RR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall very good, though this booking was advertised with a 30% food discount which was not applied to the bill.

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KL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

The first impression from the street view was disappointing, having spotted the two large TV screens with sport.

The staff were friendly, and did give us a table downstairs. The food sounded delicious from the menu but the reality was that it was very poor when comparing it to the cost. Party member had minestrone soup, which he said tasted like boiled water with a few bits of vegetable floating around. The aubergine starter was nice, as was one of the salads, as a starter.

The main courses where hugely disappointing: the dover sole went cold by the time it was filleted and the side orders arrived. The shredded sirloin was grizzle and fat, and the filet of beef was tough and overcooked. One can only assume that the usual chef wasn't in that evening, as our experience did not match any of the reviews that we had read.

They were however, very sweet in giving my friend a surprise Birthday platter with a candle, chocolate piping and a 3-4 little cookies on on the plate.

The wine we chose was smooth and they did have an extensive wine list.

I researched restaurants in the area for many hours, and was left feeling bad that the Birthday treat for my friend was not a treat at all. The expense and disappointment were great; the experience was not one I wish to repeat.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Not please that at all

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

FABULOUS!! We had a wonderful experience while on holiday in London. Quite a last minute booking, but we were treated like well known regulars. Highly recommend!

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Italian in town

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LL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place.
Food, amazing
Service, attentive
You arrive as stranger but you leave as new member of family!
We had great dinner.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

Generally, I love the food at Il Baretto however last night I had a very disappointing experience.

I booked the first week of January to spend Valentines evening there as it is one of my favourite restaurants in London. Upon arrival we were sat upstairs by the huge television which was showing the football.

I asked if I could sit downstairs but were told there were no available seats. I then asked if we could turn off the TV as it was flashing quite brightly and was really very distracting but were told that someone wanted to watch the game. After the first game we asked a second time if it could be switched off but someone was still watching. Looking around the restaurant it seemed that all other diners were with partners and not watching the match.

Once I went downstairs to the toilet I discovered a number of free tables which I was really disappointed by especially as I had booked close to six weeks in advance.

As always, the lobster pasta was delicious but if I wanted to watch the football, I would have gone to the pub.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice - nothing special

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MO
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food and service very good but we were sitting next to very loud customers which honestly spoilt our evening

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LM
London
21 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great. I eat there more than at any other restaurant in London and they have never failed on the food.

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