Camillo Benso

4.1
20 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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Camillo Benso Restaurant brings a touch of Milan’s inimitable dining style to the heart of Mayfair.
What 20 People Are Saying
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MI
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was very good. I will visit it again . I recommend it.

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NG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

I wouldn’t rush back.
Food was disappointing. The waiter didn’t have a clue really and we had to wave at him every time our glasses needed topping up.

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NM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Lovely service, great food. So hard to get great Italian Restaurants in England. This has authenticity.

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A
London
47 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Having noticed another Camillo Benso was closed, it is lucky for us not to know the original one is still running.

My business client was pleased to eat fresh seafood.
I was bit worrying because my client is originally from ample fresh seafood place.

Tom Dixon chairs gave me familiar comfy feelings.
I will go back!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, very nice place and service. It was my first time, I’ll definitely come back.

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G
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Food is mediocre to say the least
Food is mediocre to say the least
Food is mediocre to say the least

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great atmosphere, excellent food...everything you need!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Arrived at the restaurant @ 7.30. We were seated, the restaurant for a Wed evening was empty. It had 3 or 4 covers, including us. By the time we paid the bill we were the only ones in the venue.

My friend and I decided to go for the veal Milanese, only to be told this was not available tonight. We were left a bit confused and disappointed that we weren’t told this information upon being seated.

To start we ordered beef tartar and an aubergine dish in tomato sauce. Visually these dishes looked promising but both were under seasoned and just not tasty. Flavour lacked in both.

For our mains we ended up ordering pasta. My friend didn’t mind her’s. My ricotta ravioli had a very strange taste to it, I did not enjoy this at all, it was also sitting in too much watery liquid. This resulted in me sending it back.

We also ordered zucchini frites which did not make an entrance, only to ask 5 mins in where they were. The waiter forgot to place the order, we then had to wait another 8-10mins for them to appear. Again these were pretty disappointing.

Our table was situated by the window, round the corner from the bar. As the other tables next to us left, the lack of waiter appearance was apparent, given that the restaurant was empty the staff attentiveness was poor.

I will not be returning to this restaurant.

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b
London
47 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I was by myself and was welcomed warmly. ( That is not always the case in London restaurants). The wine list by the glass offers some very good choices. I had the artichoke- avocado salad and the veal chop Milanese. Portions were generous and the food tasty.

Upon arrival, Parmesan cheese was placed on the table to enjoy with my glass of Prosecco, followed by a bread basket. I never felt rushed and will definitely go back to try one of the pasta dished.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Good food however the service was terrible. We were handed the drinks menu and no one came to take our order so we were left with water all evening. We were also handed a bread basket with no butter or cheese as accompaniment From a place like this we expected great service however didn't receive it.

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K
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Found this gem through Open Table as our teen was crazing authentic Italian. It's tucked on a side street, surrounding new development so if you are not familiar with the neighborhood, use maps! We arrived and were promptly greeted to a warm welcome, and everything we ordered was delicious, portioned perfectly so not to overwhelm and the wine selection superb. Service impeccable. It's on our list of places we would recommend to friends and family.

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KA
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This Newly opened restaurant is tucked away just off Bond Street and serves authentic Italian dishes. The restaurant includes a cocktail bar and the bar tender was absolutely amazing…. very friendly and knowledgeable.

We did not feel “rushed”. The manager and staff were very polite, friendly and the food we had were exactly what we would eat in Italy. The ragu meatballs and the black cod dishes which we had was in our opinion exceptional.

I would recommend Camillo Benso without hesitation.

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j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Nice venue, friendly welcome, from there it went downhill. Waiters who barely spoke english even to the point they could not understand the word "butter" they had to call a manager to translate! Food was average, espresso with hot water on the side came as espresso with cold water on the side.
The only time someone asked us if we enjoyed the meal was as we were leaving.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service!

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K
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The food was not worth the price. The calamari wasn’t great, very mediocre. Lobster linguini was tasty, and you get half a lobster, but still mediocre overall. The entire food experience was not memorable.

Service and decor were great though!

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h
London
34 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Food was expertly produced . Good but not amazing . The service really needs to be looked at . A nice meal but the place is too expensive not worth the money !

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

They just opened, some dishes were outstanding while others were fine, for a soft opening they did very well. Restaurant decor was beautiful, staff was friendly.

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T
London
30 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Our visit was soon after opening and although the restaurant is promising it was suffering from some set up issues resulting in limited availability of menu items and wine.
The service was good and the two front of house managers were very welcoming and attentive.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service! Would definitely recommend!

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really good Lobster linguine. Decor is nice and staff very friendly. Highly recommended!

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