Demartino

4.6
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345 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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
Ambience
4.5
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London
158 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

d
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

SU
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.

CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

MC
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.

DR
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.

j
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

s
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

J
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 .

JF
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been going for the last 3 years with friends and will continue. Always good.

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It's always noisy at this restaurant but then it's nearly always full.
The staff are friendly the food service is good.
The food quality is always very good, and the menu is not fussy like some so called new style venues.

We will of course be going back in the future

JD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food and fun as ever. It was a shame that they had the TV on

I
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyed our evening. We arrived early but it was no problem at all.
We were looked after very well and the food was excellent.

JR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would recommend to a friend because the food was excellently cooked and served by friendly, professional staff. A comprehensive wine list also.

N
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

always a nice place to eat and a good vibe, uncomplicated menu with good wine.

BB
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and welcome from staff

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal and wonderful staff . Food was delicious and all in time

VD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

DeMartino's is always a reliably solid choice for authentic Italian food. Service is always excellent and with a smile. The food is very good with healthy portions. If there was a weakness I would say it is with the desserts - hit and miss in that department. As a beverage, I always have gotten the house red wine. This time it tasted like it was right out of a box instead of a bottle. In any case, for the quality of what I was served that night, it was over-priced. Overall, DeMartino's is very popular with locals in the area and with visitors from the local hotels and one wouldn't go wrong with a visit there.

GC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good venue, friendly and caring staff, very generous portions and a good value.

Was very noisy but in a nice way, good buzz to the place.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, place. Never hassled y tuition hurry or leave. Always fantastic.

GB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have to take various clients out for lunch and Demartno never fails to supply a high quality of food and atmosphere. When the client has finished their meal always it is complemented how good it was.

ST
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Have been coming here for many years and keep returning because the food is always good, the service friendly and the ambience fun if a bit noisy on occasion

BB
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and terrific food as always . The sardines in aubergine tower exceptional

J
London
215 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very popular place serving delicious Italian food. The staff are friendly and helpful and there are daily specials to tempt regular customers. The wine list is decent and we enjoyed a lovely Vermentino. We always enjoy e visit here!

BM
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Friendly service allied to good basic cooking with some Italian influence makes this a reliable restaurant but without any special merits. I always enjoy a visit on my own with friends or customers. Keep up the good work

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food as always. I go a fair bit & it’s my partners favourite.

F
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My friend has a place in Italy so know his Italian food, there can be no greater recommendation than fir him to say he would definitely return

JS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food, good wine and good service. Excellent Italian food

t
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Without the doubt the best 'family run' italian in central london. Been coming here for years never had a bad meal. Huge portions beautifully cooked.

H
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great ambiance. A tad expensive but it’s where it is in London!

DA
London
11 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great traditional home cooked Italian food and friendly service. Try the lasagna - you won't be disappointed!

K
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff were lovely and very flexible for our group’s changing numbers.

DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolutely perfect evening at De Martino, as always. We should really eat there every day!!!!!

FC
London
17 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite places. Beautiful pasta with perfectly cooked steak and sauce. Service friendly and relaxed. As great as ever.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I really enjoy the consistent ambiance and good pasta dishes here at De Martino. Have been coming here for 18 years! Non pretentious but quality place.

DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, a really great meal, with perfect service. This must, without doubt, be amongst the very best Italian Restaurants in London - certainly our clear favourite - unfailingly good

AS
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This was the third or forth time I’ve eaten at Demartino’s - as usual the food and atmosphere was great. The only downside was that my friends lamb was very rare instead of medium rare.

h
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

4 years ago my wife and I moved from Hampstead to an address very close to this restaurant, we liked the look of it and, while finding it very noisy during the week at both lunch and dinner, we, nonetheless, hoped it could become our "restaurant du coin". Alas, we found the cuisine second rate and traditional dishes bearing only a poor imitation of the real thing. You will find our 2015 review, now irrelevant.

The place can still be noisy but the cuisine is now interesting authentic and imaginative. The Osso Bucco is perfect with a saffron risotto as good as anywhere in Italy, all the pasta dishes are good as are the grilled Veal Chop, Escalop alla Milanese and the Liver bacon and onion cooked to your taste. It is absolutely our restaurant du coin and long may it remain so.

BY
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere.