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Il Borgo

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Neighbourhood:
South Kensington
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13 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4PP, England
+44 20 7589 8031
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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rio de janeiro
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Originally going to Da Mario but it was closed, It seemed it wouldn't hurt to go to Il Borgo, just next door. To sum up: disappointing. The place doesn't seem clean and the food is, as the title says, below the average. Wouldn't go there again.

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Thank wandyr
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ambience...4/5 - Il Borgo has created a little Italy inside their space with lovely art work and lovely greenery. Food...4/5 - we each had a salad and a main, the caprese salad and the insalata pomodoro were both fresh and light - a perfect time start. My pasta carbonara and my friend's chicken with pasta were delicious and flavourful. No... More 

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Thank Lauren C
Bellerby, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Within seconds of sitting down and being given a menu we were asked if we were ready to order. Felt rather harassed as we were asked at least four times if we were ready before we had actually chosen what we wanted to eat. I asked for a glass of house red which was pretty good for a house wine... More 

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Thank 521barbaraj
Hong Kong, China
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374 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very nice waitress serving us who is a student in UK. She is lovely. The food quality is average especially with the Veal, not much meat taste at all. Pasta is also tasted nothing better than average.

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Thank wiseguy1282005
Hampshire
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in on spec on a Saturday evening, restaurant quiet but, gave it a go. Service attentive without being pushy, I had a calzone which was really nice, wife had Scaloppine al Marsala with cauliflower cheese which was the temperature of the core of the sun! Well presented, really tasty

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Thank markofhants
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible dinner: - Waited 30' for the wrong pizza. The waiters didn't seem to know the difference between a pizza with chicken and bacon and a Napolitana... - When the right one arrived (only 7' later to their credit), it was bland. - Overpriced with respect to the quality of the products. - Charged us for a couple of olives... More 

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Thank Charles C
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I try and give positive followed by negative but for this restaurant I struggle. Does London mean ,tolerate poor quality food ,lack of dessert in an empty restaurant where clearly everyone wants to go home at 7-15? I had penne al salmone something in this dish was still being microwaved when it came to the table! When we asked for... More 

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Thank Wendy G
Somerset, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We looked at the menu, liked the options and went in without reading reviews. A small bowl of olives and a basket containing 2 types of bread was placed on the table and they were very tasty. The service was swift but not rushed. We had stuffed pepper to start and minestrone soup followed by a chilli pasta and spaghetti... More 

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Thank Cattracey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We went for an impromptu visit last weekend. Came across it and liked the look of the menu. We found the service quick without being rushed. I wanted my arrabiatta extra spicy which they did and it was delicious. We were very happy with our meal and whole experience.

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Thank Helen P
1 review
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We originally intended to eat at the restaurant next door, but unfortunately it was closed and so we had to settle for Il Borgo. The decor was extremely dated, with faux plants hanging from the ceiling and garishly painted walls. Not an immediate put off, I thought, as one can't truly judge a restaurant until they've tried the food. Upon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$32
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7589 8031

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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