Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant

4.6
1011 reviews
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Vasco and Piero opened the restaurant in 1971. Vasco and Piero created the restaurant out of a passion for good, uncomplicated Italian food. The making of fresh pasta on the premises has always been a priority. From the outset, the menu changed twice a day, a tradition which still continues.
Vasco was born in Umbria and as a result of this many foods are sourced direct from farmers in this region. Particular favourites are truffles, wild mushrooms, seasoned cheeses and cured meats such as lombetto and capocollo.
We only use the best quality extra virgin olive oil mainly from Umbria, Central Italy.
Many of our hams & salames such as Lombetto (a cured loin of pork) are imported from local Umbrian farms.
When in season, we import black & white truffles from hunters around the hills of Umbria.
Our balsamic vinegar is from Modena. We use Maldon sea salt with pure flaky crystals.
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SK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful! The food, wine, and service were all excellent all round. I particularly recommend the buffala starter and Tuscan sausage main, which I could happily have eaten twice! Prices are on point for the quality of food and ambiance. Our sincere thanks to Julia and her team for graciously and efficiently accommodating our party of 14 people which swelled to 18 between the night before and the actual evening of the event. I look forward to visiting again the next time I'm in town!

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JB
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

These guys have been in the business for decades, and they have the task of feeding people down to a fine art. The food's great, the staff are wonderful, and it's a marvelously unpretentious place.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food and service however the quantity of food in the plate did not quite satisfy our appetite!

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is amazing. It feels a little "grown up" when you walk in with the white tables and professional staff. However, you quickly notice the interesting art on the walls, the relaxed pace at which the meal is served, and the outstanding preperation of fresh sesonal ingridients. I can't think of a place I'd rather eat given the option.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been going to Vasco and Piero's for more than 30 years. On each occasion the food, ambience and service have always been excellent. Simply one of the best Italian restaurants in London.

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CG
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been dinning here for at least 25 years and keep coming back - need I say more!!! Probably the best calves liver in London.

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b
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Been visiting for years, though haven't been in the evening for a few years. Consistently good food and good service, reasonably priced. Big disappointment was the wine list structure. Two or three bottles of white under £40.00, and I think similar for red. Don't know about the top end of the list, but bottom end not great and suspect big (4/500%?) mark up. Would recommend for non-alcoholic lunch but wouldn't go again in the evening.

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TC
London
21 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very warmly welcomed, helpful advice on wine, delicious meals. Top spot.

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s
London
30 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

absolutely love this little gem, traditionally and authentically Italian homemade food!

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Very disappointing. I booked on the basis of several positive reviews in the national newspapers. We had a table at 1930 and ordered from the standard menu. The waitress returned later to say that they had run out of gnocchi; how does that happen early in the evening at a top notch Italian? When the main courses arrived, my companion had ordered the pasta with capers and chilli in the sauce; unfortunately, neither appeared. When we pointed this out, a small bowl of red chilli flakes was provided and the waitress identified a green item in the sauce as a caper when it was in fact basil. No capers were forthcoming - or a replacement course offered. Although the atmosphere in the place was very friendly, I was surprised that it has such a good reputation. I wouldn't recommend it.

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EH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and excellent service, portions for main meal small, so if you are hungry definitely have a starter as well! Food of a high quality and excellent choice of Italian wines.

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KC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice restaurant with great service. Was very nice to go to a London restaurant where bread is complimentary. The Calves liver was divine, but I do think for £25 and just 1 slice of liver it should have come with more than just a small portion of cabbage. Had to order a side of sauté potatoes which was a very small portion. Felt wine was overpriced. Maybe could do with a little background music.
Overall very happy with the experience and would definitely recommend Vasco and Pieros to friends.

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VH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I had the best evening! The food is sublime! Each dish from the selection of starters, mains, dessert and cheese was delicious, and perfectly presented. Service was impeccable and they allowed us to stay all evening whilst we wined dined and chatted. I also had one of the best margarita cocktails I've ever had here. The ambience was lively and energetic and many customers looked to be more locals over tourists. Highly highly highly recommend!

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LD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful Umbrian food. Friendly staff. Specials change daily.

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DB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

extremely good italian food with great staff and owner ensuring you leave satisfied and ready for a evening show!

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SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We were kept waiting for our table for about 15 mins and then no one took our order for some while whilst other tables which had arrived after us already had their order taken. Having said that the food did then arrive quickly and was excellent quality. It was a nice buzzy atmosphere and we had a good evening overall.

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Table troubles at start; sorted out in 15m. Not a disaster but unpolished.

Very friendly and helpful waiting staff.

Good carefully executed food: not to die for, but to live for.

Good wine list — not cheap but lower end was better than expected. Grechetto d’Umbria was new for me. The rosato was exceptional.

A bit cramped but judging by the number of customers who were instantly recognised by face, the Pavilion is still going extraordinarily strong. I went first in 1987, and it’s still good — and that is really saying something!

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SD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A small and lively restaurant with excellent food and good service.

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Q
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I’m a regular, whenever my travels bring me to London, I try to find an evening to come to V&P’s.
Of course, no disappointment yet another time!

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really lovely food - super fresh ingredients, thoughtfully prepared with sublime flavours. Decent mix of all Italian wines. Attentive service too!

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food is always very good at Vasco and Piero's. The choices aren't crazily extensive but the options are varied and appealing. We've eaten there on a number of occasions and have always had a great meal and the service is friendly and helpful. This time we went for a pre-theatre meal and needed to be away by 7pm so the staff not only ensured we were served in time but also printed out a walking map for us to get to the theatre. Great food , service and location.

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CG
London
107 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely unreal restaurant. Off the scale in fact. Glad we found it. You MUST try it!!!

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JN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We returned, having not been for a while, with friends. Simple food of great flavours beautifully done, friendly, unstuffy and prompt service, we really like it here and our friends loved it too. Thank you.

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JC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a wonderful, unpretentious dining experience for three friends - one of whom is an Italian cuisine snob who couldn’t stop raving over his dishes.

The restauranteur and staff were all delightful and helpful.

Highly recommended!!!

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CE
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second visit to your restaurant and our experience was as good, if not better than the first.
Great evening and will be back!

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always great but sadly 2 out of 3 courses for one of our guests where unavailable

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

We have eaten at many restaurants in London and this was one of the worst meals we had. The soup was tasteless. The main dishes (one fish and one meat) were presented on tasteless beans. The service was less than mediocre. Considering the cost of the meal, it deserves a zero rating if that was possible.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We have been eating at Vasco and Piero’s when we visit London for many years. The authentic Umbrian food is always excellent and the staff are very professional, but also friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really good, generously portioned (in-house made!) pasta, old school feel. Anti-trendy, delicious, and worth a visit. This is a place you won't wonder, "Am I cool enough to be here?" - and that's a good thing.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food good quality and well cooked. Value - abysmal. 3 small chops, a few tiny roast potatoes and 3 sprigs of broccoli. Dessert - 1 banana, sugar on top. flamed with a blow-torch with a dollop of ice cream.

All very simple and very quick to cook.

Price - £38.

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P
London
17 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food good, staff excellent, but wine prices extortionate!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with amazing food and service! They change the menu daily so you’ll never be tired

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v
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect for a quieter evening without music and big noise distractions. So catching up with friends for good food and wine was excellent.

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TH
London
20 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great little authentic Italian , we will visit again

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A treasure in Soho. The staff are friendly helpful and welcoming and the food delicious in a very elegant but busy setting. Highly recommend

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G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The staff were very helpful and patient given one of our company was over an hour late thereby delaying our lunch but extending our time to enjoy several glasses of delicious wine.

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C
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great traditional Italian restaurant. Food is delicious, ambience good at comfortable round tables

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E
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely discovered new little gem. Had a nice dinner with friends. Staff are very friendly and the food is delicious. Small place so not noisy as other Soho places. Do recommend.

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SF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A real gem of a restaurant. Lovely food, service and ambience. Would definitely recommend and is very popular judging by the queues at the door. Overall good value the only negative I can find is that I thought the main courses were a little pricey - but I'm nit picking as it was really nice, excellent food and wine.

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DH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A lovely authentic Italian serving fabulous food. Staff very friendly, service was very good!
Our waitress overheard me saying I’d have ordered the tortilini but not sure on the black truffle oil. When our meal arrived she brought the pasta dish out for me to try! Fabulous as was the tortilini and I will definitely be returning!

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