Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant

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677 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!
What 677 People Are Saying
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MA
London
35 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Il Baretto has always been one of our favorite Italian restaurants in London. On the most recent visit it was exceptional. The food was perfectly prepared, the service was faultless and the wine recommendation was noteworthy. Thank you for a truly enjoyable evening.

h
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as always. Never disappointing. Best Italian in the neighborhood.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Tres bonne nourriture, endroit confortable et vivant. Service au top.

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a
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

A terrible experience at a formerly favourite local

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

Rude hostess

r
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

They were very busy so they pushed us 4 on a table of 2
It was extremely uncomfortable

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Fab food in lovely surroundings, really helpful staff, great experience all round

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A typical Italian restaurant with very friendly waiters and delicious food. We just had the menu of the day which was very good and quite varied but there were delicious looking things on the a la Carte. I will definitely be going back there again

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

The downstairs part nothing like the first floor, overpriced and the pizza wasn’t good. The starters were good and the wine as well

EB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best Italian Restaurant for me in London!

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always love this place.
The salt crusted seabass is the best!!!

a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding
Fantastic food
Perfect service

Thank you

D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

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 on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

G
London
16 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

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
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

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
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

RO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

E
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
85 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

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
15 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Spectacular

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

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
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

NR
London
79 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

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
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

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
10 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love going here
Such amazing food
And the staff are outstanding

SB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
11 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, great atmosphere and service

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent as always. Delicious food and friendly service

MA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

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
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

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