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Bar Italia

22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
+44 20 7437 4520
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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Italian, Cafe
$$ - $$$
22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In the midst of the huge choice in Soho, Bar Italia continues to stand out as a reliable stop for a coffee or a drink. And you never know who you might bump into !

Thank brightsue
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being going here since I was a child in the 60's. Not been for some years, so me and and friend over from Italy for a few days decided on a pit stop whilst out doing the sights and shopping. Female waitress was awful. Made...More

Thank Michelle A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect to stop by for a coffee or a fresh juice. Good atmosphere and nice to sit outside and relax after shopping or work! Great!

Thank HerrEgg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited recently and had a great hour in the bar with really good coffee. a bottle of Peroni and an Italian cake. Nice olde worde bar with a great relaxed atmosphere. Great location on Frith Street opposite Ronnie Scott's. Good waitress service as well. Fully...More

Thank steve m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a real coffee served in a London institution packed with atmosphere & nostalgia this place can't be beat. Italian light eats, coffee from an old Gaggia machine and Dean Martin providing the soundtrack. A much better experience with old fashioned service than the coffee...More

Thank Beetleboy101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend, who's German, wanted to bring me to this bar to have the best coffee of my life!@_@ The bar is awful! They serve the oldest food ever! I asked for a macchiato that I had to pay £2.30. That's crazy! The place looks...More

Thank SummerStorm84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've used this place over the years. Popping in for a real coffee. This cafe is well known and has been here forever. Get a cappuchino and sit under the awning watching the world go by. Its great for people watching too. Recommended.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a cold winter's night, this is a great place to watch the world go by with a coffee/grappa and wait for a restaurant table (especially if you're on the list at Hoppers, across the road). Nothing fancy or cutting edge here, just straight honest...More

Thank Clare L
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming here for years. If you are in the Soho area and fancy a coffee, then this place is a must!

Thank HuwBuckle
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We were in and out in thirty minutes but in that time had two great americanos and Portuguese custard tarts. No complaints and promise to be back .... my last visit was in 1978 !! Classic Italian decor and sublime service, Thank you, Andy Scarr.

Thank Andyblueboy
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and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
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6 December 2016|
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Response from Proff_Steve | Reviewed this property |
Hi Charlie Bar Italia started as a family business many years back. Gift cards and vouchers are mostly used with big businesses and national chains. I have been drinking coffee here for over 20 years (sampling sweet things... More
2 February 2016|
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Response from Bennettonbeer | Reviewed this property |
No, but smart casual is always appreciated
24 November 2015|
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Response from Bennettonbeer | Reviewed this property |
Well I don't work there of course, but I have watched Serie A games on the large screen at the rear of the Bar, whether they do this on a regular basis or simply the odd game I really don't know. Hope that helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 AM
7:00 AM - 5:00 AM
7:00 AM - 5:00 AM
7:00 AM - 5:00 AM
7:00 AM - 5:00 AM
7:00 AM - 5:00 AM
7:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7437 4520
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