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Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
Rude arrogant short staffed
Excellent food and service. Classic Italian food done very well, and a very extensive wine list with some good value wines as well as some tempting if expensive ones!
There were very few diners for a Sunday night. The food was average compared to the usually better standard. The 40 ponds off helped but still pricey.
Food great...staff friendly....service good...just a shame about the COVID screens
Great food, and pleasant service (we all had tuna steak and salad), however, no source of carbs meant additional order of potatoes - total price for one course thus quite high (£25) - hence value rating. However, I have used before and will use again particularly for business.
Clean and good service.
the restaurant was amazing and very busy
the food was good
the service was a bit slow
excellent and tasty menu
Amazing food and exceptional service! I will definitely be returning very soon. Everything was just so perfect!
Under the current circumstances the standard was good but not upto pre virus standards.
Prices increased,VAT reduced by 15% not passed on and menu & wine prices not updated on website.I don’t recall service being 13.5%,which it now is.
Whilst we all appreciate the difficulties of the nature of the business and the wish to recover losses,this is not the only restaurant in Marylebone who are taking advantage to do so.
How are their loyal local customers going to react after the Eat Out scheme,that will be telling.
After around 9:00pm Marylebone becomes a Ghost Town Monday to Wednesday
Let us hope that Restauranteurs like Il Barretto come up with a plan,otherwise they will all suffer together with us.
Very disappointed with the food . We have been coming for years and the food did not taste as delicious as previous visits . The truffle risotto had no taste of truffle . This view has been shared by many of my friends
The food is good (especially the tiramisu!), but overpriced. There were some flies inside the establishment (the doors and windows were open because of covid), and the ambiance/music was disappointing. No special gestures were made despite my partner and I going for our anniversary dinner.
Menu was not as advertised online, and no set menu as advertised, food was mediocre at best, then when the bill was presented we were not given the “eat out to help out“ discount as advertised online. Will never dine here again.
Amazing as always, food was fantastic. Tuna steak is delicious
Very good service and friendly staff.
Large wine list, with wide range of prices and varieties.
Excellent food as always looking forward to going back
We had arranged for a reservation on the outside tables for drinks. When I called to confirm and add another person, nothing was mentioned about the outside tables requiring a food order.
When we arrived, we waited 20 mins to be served and the waiters were not busy. For this reason, we only had time to order drinks, although we had hoped to order some small plates - but by then it was too late. The manager came out and screamed at us, becoming very aggressive and slamming the menus because we had only ordered drinks. He claimed that we had taken up a table which could’ve been used by others. However, we had never been informed of this policy. He was very intimidating and aggressive, and later on his staff started shouting inappropriate comments about us in Italian (my friend is from Italy, so understood). We were frankly too scared to say anything, and tried to leave as quickly as possible, in case the manager further escalated, as he had come across as somewhat threatening.
Once we left, our table was immediately refilled with new patrons.
Fantastic meal with good service. Definitely recommend the tiramisu!!
Quiet when we were there but I think that was the current circumstances and we were really early.
Definitely recommend for catching up with friends if busy might be a little noisy
Service was slow and not attentive.
Very poor service
The lighting should be revisited, perhaps the decoration as well not as good as the food.
I am an Italian with a knack for cooking and they do really well most dishes, exceptionally well, and good produce qualities. The whole range from pizza to pasta and steak and starters, and good desserts.
The only disappointment is the calamari (too thin and not a fan of the panure) and the courgettes - it is a respectable version but many chefs in London make them lighter.
Dear Emiliano, I'm so sorry that your visit with us fell short of expectations. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. I wanted to let you know we've taken the good and the bad elements you've mentioned in your review to heart. Have a great week! x
Reception person neutral to slightly hostile, but better than during previous visits last year and earlier. Service initially disorganized but polite , our waiter very efficient, professional, polite. Food very good, cocktails very good as well. Very noisy - it‘s good that it is not a „sedate“ place, it was lively but the noise level at times disorienting.
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I would recommend the restaurant for the food. However, the tables are very low and uncomfortable.
Service and food are good.
Noise level is unbearable.
Do not recommend to go there as a couple but it is a rather a group dinner restaurant as this would be the only way to cope with the noise levels.
The Tomahawk steak was fantastic, best piece of meat we've had in a while. The staff were great and attentive. The whole atmosphere was lively without being loud, we didn't have to raise our voices to talk to each other.
Dear guest, I am so happy that we made your Valentine's Day a memorable day! Thank you for your feedback! Truly! x
Best pizza ❤️
Dear Lina, thank you for your feedback! We are most happy to see that you have enjoyed your experience with us! x