Enoteca da Luca - Guildhall

4.2
75 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Nestled in the heart of the city, our open plan restaurant and wine bar is a great place to sample the regional specialities of Italy. From small tapas style dishes to larger plates, our menu comprises of the best dishes from across Italy and an extensive wine list; you'll be forgiven for thinking that you have stumbled into a local Enoteca in Italy. With a relaxed atmosphere and friendly service, the space is great for private parties and wine tastings.
What 75 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Robert
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed dining here - small and cosy - great food

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MelK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, great service. I’ve been many times and the overall experience is always solid.

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vipStripeyWoof
London
15 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enoteca have managed to keep their wonderful atmosphere whilst putting in all the Covid-safe measures.
Food was as delicious as always.
Staff are charming and very efficient.
So happy this restaurant is open again

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PriyeshP
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Not bad, was expecting the full a la carte menu. Unfortunately they had a very limited lunch menu. Too much salt on everything. Bill definitely higher than expected.
Worth a try, I won’t be going back. Plenty of other Italian restaurants around.

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Draper
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great friendly service excellent wine, tasty and unique menu selection.. followed by Proper coffee..Hits the Spot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Very cosy atmosphere and good wine, but really unfriendly stuff and not high quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

The foods was amazing but the service was non existent unfortunately

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

I love Italian food. And this was not Italian. I had the risotto and it was so unseasoned and tasted of nothing. In a normal Italian they would offer you Parmesan... there was practically none on the plate. Even the olives at the start didn’t taste of much. The bread was nice. I had the cheesecake to finish and it seriously tasted of whipped mascarpone. Not very yummy for a sweet.

I can’t say the service was that good either.

This definitely much more of a wine bar than a restaurant.

Enoteca da Luca - Guildhall
Responded on 17 February 2020

I'm sorry to hear you didn't like the food but every single member of staff in this restaurant, plus the owner, is Italian. There is of course Parmesan in the risotto and if you had asked we could have brought you some more.

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DebbieD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, divine service. Wonderful little treasure in the heart of the City.

Enoteca da Luca - Guildhall
Responded on 17 February 2020

What lovely comments, thank you Debbie!

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KEVINC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very nice and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable

Enoteca da Luca - Guildhall
Responded on 17 February 2020

Thanks Kevin!

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vipGary
London
182 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

This was the first time in this location although I had been to the St Paul's venue a number of times. Very friendly and efficient service. Good food with my colleague enjoying a very nicely cooked salmon dish, and I enjoyed some fresh pasta.

Enoteca da Luca - Guildhall
Responded on 17 February 2020

Thank you Gary, much appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Tasty food and wine, though pretty expensive. Waitress was awful though, kept harassing us to order and was grumpy when we asked for more time.

Enoteca da Luca - Guildhall
Responded on 17 December 2019

Yikes, that's not good to hear. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

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emmalondon
London
36 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Italian in London... proper amazing food and products. And great value!

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vipEsam
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We waited 20min to be served a glass of wine and another 15min to be given menus. We ended up leaving without ordering

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iang
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good wine, unusual and very good snacks/small eats. Pricey but very good quality.

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Gioc
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Small restaurant, most of it is actually set up/used as a ber; on arrival the front door was (illegally) propped wide open with a fire extinguisher! Cold air and cigarette smoke for the pavement was freely flowing in, despite it being Winter. We were so cold and eventually asked for the door to be closed.
The service was terrible: there was a young waitress who seemed annoyed, she was just ppouting all the time. The porcini Risotto was completely overcooked and unseasoned, thescamorza fritters did not taste of much at all, couldn't taste the scamorza, which normally has a very strong, smokey flavour: I do not believe they use good quaity ingredients.
The place is so noisy we could not hear each other and the table for 2 was so small that my friend ended up dropping her wine glass: no attempt was made to replace it or even offer her a new glass and we had to wipe the table ourselves.
Very poor and there's nothing remotely Italian or traditional or charming about this place.

Enoteca da Luca - Guildhall
Responded on 16 December 2019

Hello, sorry to hear you had such a bad experience. It is difficult to know how to respond to your feedback that the service was terrible if you based it on your waitress's facial expression. Similarly I was puzzled by your criticism that the restaurant isn't "remotely Italian"... our whole kitchen team is Italian, and our supplier of scamorza is one of the top Italian restaurant suppliers in London. I don't know why you think it's illegal to prop the front door open; it isn't.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

We waited ages to order the food . Our water didn’t turn up after several requests. I wanted to pay cash and I have been told they don’t except 50 pound notes as apparently company policy. This was not mentioned before and there was no sign of it outside as the waitress told me that there is a sign outside . All in all too loud . Good if you want to drink at the bar but not eating dinner or lunch.

Enoteca da Luca - Guildhall
Responded on 16 December 2019

Hello, yes it's true that we don't accept £50 notes any longer I'm afraid as the incidence of fraud is so high - criminals are now using techniques that even fool ultraviolet lights we had used to check them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place to eat in the City

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well received, good service, good food

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vipBizzer
London
48 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Staff were really good, and food was delicious. I thought the alcohol was a little on the pricier side, but given the bottles they had they were fairly priced. Just think they should have cheaper options.

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vipAntonio
London
22 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Booked with open table and when arrived at the restaurant there was no table available. Restaurant was tiny, loud and overcrowded. I even received a call from the restaurant at 10am because they wanted to make sure I was definitely attending dinner. They didn't reserve a table.never again. Worst experience and awful customer service.

Enoteca da Luca - Guildhall
Responded on 6 November 2019

Hello, I'm sorry that we couldn't seat you when you arrived - unfortunately sometimes guests stay much longer than expected and in very busy times this can be challenging to deal with, especially in a small wine bar such as this one. We explained that we had your reservation in our system, we apologised and we offered you a drink on the house while we waited to get you a proper table, but you refused and left.

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jaffster65
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time at Enoteca and we had a great time eating and drinking our way across the menu. I wanted to give it a five star review but that would suggest perfection and I want to go back again before I do that! But excellent wine and great food, would highly recommend!

Enoteca da Luca - Guildhall
Responded on 6 November 2019

Fantastic, thanks!

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Georgia
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, atmosphere and service. Incredible wine. Will be visiting again.

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AliceB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Service was a bit slow with getting mains out - food was great and staff very friendly

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JennyM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little find... food and service was really good although one dish didn’t turn up but didn’t really affect enjoyment... definitely go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food, loved the staff more. What more do you want? It's slightly pricey, but hey...

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AnnamariaD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I love the deco and the ambience, warm and welcoming. Not a huge choice if you want a main course, but the food is tasty and they were ready to accommodate us when we asked to change the ingredients of a dish we ordered . The service is excellent, attentive, and friendly smiles. This was my second time after 2 years and I will definitely go back. Grazie!

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Caroline
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice buzzy atmosphere and speedy service.

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RKDD
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant in the City. The food is excellent and the wine list is very good.

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Southeater
London
26 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great selection of interesting and different (and very rasty) small plates, and some delicious wines. More wine bar than restaurant (for that, I recommend their Watling Street restauarnt where I've also had a great time).

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OpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great last minute booking - food and location good for informal business discussion

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viplcwd
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place - relaxed and buzzing at lunchtime. Food is excellent - simple well cooked Italian - burrata and tuna we had were delicious. Very interesting wine list with knowledgeable staff who guided us to a white Pinot Noir which was well worth trying. A real find especially in the city.

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Sifonet
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great wine, great atmosphere and excellent service

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johnm
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

very good ambience for a purposeful business meeting, the service was superb, friendly and knowledgeable

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely location and truly Italian food and wine! Good prices and easygoing atmosphere make it a really lovely place to go back again and again

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MarcC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A tad pricey, grilled meat could be served to the diner’s preference but the dishes are great. Personally preferred the bar / dining ambience. Excellent wines and great wine knowledge from Christian!

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hebails
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Great food let down by terrible and intrusive service.

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vipAndrew
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service.

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Enoteca da Luca - Guildhall is rated 4.2 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.