Demartino

4.7
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376 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian

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Traditional Italian restaurant serving wholesome Italian food prepared from fresh, carefully selected produce. Unpretentious, great quality food served in a professional, friendly manner. The restaurant is well-known in the area for its warm and relaxed atmosphere.
What 376 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.5
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vipJoannaE
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food always good, friendly staff and service excellent

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SVee
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were eagerly awaiting the opening of our favourite local restaurant, and it didn’t disappoint. We got a warm welcome and a delicious meal.

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IreneD
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant - I am a regular visitor. Family Italian restaurant - lovely staff - delicious food.

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ElaineL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful surprise to find a genuine old style Italian restaurant in the centre of London, great food, great atmosphere and lovely staff- we had pre theatre supper and it was perfect! Nearly forgot to mention the wine - we had a wonderful Primotivo recommended by our waitress- it was delicious!!!!

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PatN
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dimartino is one of my favorite restaurants in London. I have eaten there several times and return whenever I can. I highly recommend the food - it is always outstanding.

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jorcaspag
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

excellent and charismatic

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NanaK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

The service was really bad, food was average, and it was very noisy.

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Charlotte
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A lovely meal - lots of Italian flavour. The steak was perfectly cooked just as I asked for it. The grilled vegetables were delicious - tasty and not at all greasy.

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Judy1
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent melanzane parmagiana & hubby enjoyed his liver. The food has always been consistently good. Service is friendly & we were given a discount as the waiter forgot to put the soup into the computer. Will return when we are in the area again.

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Pablito
Cambridge
9 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful meal at this great Italian. The veal is some of the best I have had in a while. Great price point for London - excellent value for money. The team were busy on a Friday night, but were very accommodating. Bring back the tradition of a grappa on the house at the end of the night, and you'd make it truly authentic. We will be back, I'm sure.

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VictoriaB
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and brilliant service. I can imagine this would get busy in the evenings. Noise level rating is because we were one of only three tables in there at the time so I don't feel it's fair to comment on that.

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Rogitansky
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Warm and friendly restaurant with very good service and most enjoyable cuisine. Tables are reasonably spaced.
The noise level is so high as to make conversation difficult at times. Why isn't ssound absorbing material fitted to the ceiling and walls?

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stephens
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very friendly service, great Italian food and wine.

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vipRichardE
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this little Italian gem. Incredible Italian food and not expensive. Massive portions!

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AnaA
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was ok but average although very good portions of pasta

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Bunny
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic time, good ambience, good service and great food. True Italian and will definately return.

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vipDavidM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely brilliant as always...nothing else to say

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PeterB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food with attentive staff. We were downstairs and were pleased to be there as we could hear each other speak. Excellent experience.

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jorcaspag
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice restaurant with a real Italian and friendly atmosphere.

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vip800Years
London
95 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with my mother in law who is a regular
She is elderly and they are very kind and accommodating
I had the fish grill and my MIL and partner both had the lamb chops. Both were amazing and highly recommended
Lovely neighbourhood restaurant

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JamieT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was just so nice.i just can't compliment enough.
We just enjoyed the food the staff were attentive and friendly. Value for money. Just a great place and will be returning.

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Weekender
Norfolk
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants in London Food is always excellent. Veal Milanese with spaghetti and fried zucchini is delicious. Good value, buzzy atmosphere, authentic. Thank you.

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vipJonoln
London
219 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Super Italian food served by lovely staff. The quality attracts large numbers of happy diners and so it’s noisy and there is a turn round time but that’s the price for excellent food. Calamari and skate wing specials were excellent on this occasion and there is a good range of wine by the carafe if you don’t want a whole bottle. Thoroughly reliable.

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vipDavidM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always great food, really good, friendly and efficient service - they can't do enough

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domenico
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Abbiamo cenato piu' volte da Demartino. Bell'ambiente, cucina ottima (veramente italiana), cortesia e professionalita'. Assolutamente raccomandabile. Domenico (da Milano).

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MichaelB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely restaurant. One of my favourites.

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Pietro
London
42 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Large, very friendly space. Not intimate or special but felt typically Italian and that’s never a bad thing! Menu features Italian restaurant staples as well as classics that don’t typically appear such as rabbit with polenta or Osso Buco. Nice glass of Barolo too.

Food was good but not exceptional. Service charming. Great value. It’s a neighbourhood restaurant and it seemed many loyal regulars came in. Overall would happily return knowing the place fits it’s intentions.

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Bentley742
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food nice place ok value

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IanT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great classic Italian food in an atmosphere of a family run restaurant

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Johnj
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My guests and I enjoyed our lunch, the food was above average, the lambs liver excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fave Italian in London!

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vipsandy
London
163 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal but we were on a table by the window with quite a draft so when you book ask to be away from that area as it gets very busy so difficult to be moved.

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davids
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Another most enjoyable lunch with friends; food dependably good, service friendly and efficient, atmosphere busy and bustling.

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StephenU
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked a table using the 'Open Table' App after trawling through lots of reviews of restaurants in the area. I was able to book at the last minute as it was an impromptu business trip with my wife and I also wanted to impress her!

I have to say were were not disappointed, we arrived slightly early and were shown straight to our table, the restaurant was extremely busy and the ambience was very welcoming; of course being full it was noisy but it was the happy chatty type of noise which only added to the experience.

The menu choice was really good and I opted for the Garlic and Chilli prawns as a starter and the calfs liver for my main. My wife chose the Salumi board to start and the Grigliata Di Pesco Misto as her main.

All I can say is the food was amazing, well presented and exactly enough on a plate in each of our courses. My calf's liver was cooked to perfection, extremely tender and a joy to consume. My wife's main was a mixture of fresh seafood and she was equally complementary in fact she was certain it was one of if not the best seafood platter she has ever eaten.

We also had a bottle of Nero D'Avola 'Vitese' with our meal which was an amazing wine which went really well with our menu choices.

We are not normally dessert people but after such a great meal we both opted for one. I had the Demartino home made Cheese Cake, which was delicious and my wife had the Arance Caramelatte which she has not stopped talking about since.

Overall this was a really enjoyable dining experience, I would wholeheartedly and without any hesitation recommend Demartino. Our experience was a happy and memorable evening surrounded by a lively ambience. The staff were really helpful, efficient and polite and although not a frequent visitor to London I will make a point of ensuring that I eat at Demartino again.

In closing, the meal was great value considering it was London and one of the more fashionable areas.

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CoachBarrow
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A favourite for many years - never fails to deliver on all counts

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic Italian restaurant, friendly staff, excellent service and superb food. Could not fault it and would have no hesitation in booking again.

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DaveR
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Italian restaurant, the staff were brilliant, and really made us feel welcome and comfortable. Food is out of this world, and the whole place has a buzz about it. We'll certainly be back.

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johnf
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful friendly atmosphere and food amazing. It was so good that we went back the following evening. Next time we are up in London we will definitely go there again

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sunilfrommanchester
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Demartino is my favourite Italian, I cannot recommend it enough !

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Jboy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Our go to Italian restaurant in London .
Welcoming charming staff .
Great food well prepared never rushed .
Superb wine list but the house red and white are well selected, reasonably priced and delicious - no need to spend more .
Been going there for many years to meet a group of friends whenever we can find an excuse and have never had a complaint . It can be a little noisy but that seems to suit the restaurant and its never too noisy that you can't hear yourself speak since the tables are nicely spaced out .
Great VfM
Was there last Friday and can't wait to go back again in a few weeks .

FAQs

Demartino does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Demartino also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7436 2547.

Demartino is rated 4.7 stars by 376 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.