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Bar Italia

22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
+44 20 7437 4520
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“panini” (17 reviews)
“cakes” (19 reviews)
“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe
$$ - $$$
22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A long-time end-of-night-out venue brings some sobriety to the often hazy surroundings of Soho. The coffee is always top notch proper Italian style and service efficient and good. Much of it hasn't changed in a long time and the interior is looking rather dated, but...More

Thank thewanderer2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited after seeing Anthony Bourdain programme. Good coffee shop in the heart of Soho. Coffee was good but the tiramisu was superb. Not the cheapest of places but very good quality. Appears in a time warp inside but this adds to its appeal.

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a quest to find cannoli in London and many of the places that purported to have it didn't. We were lucky enough to stumble across this Italian bar coffee shop similar to any you would find in Italy with a few choice...More

Thank Kimberly F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, it wasn't a real choice to eat there, because everything was packed on a Sunday lunchtime in the Soho. Anyway we had the advantage of citting ourside and the weather was nice. We ordered some pizza and panninis. The girls are, acting as waitresses,...More

Thank ZsaZsaTudos
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I want to give it more but... 1) Hard to mess up espresso or coffee. 2) Hard to mess up people watching...Get a table outside. There's seating for at least a dozen. 3) Location for pre or post theatre caffeine boost. 4 or 5 stars...More

Thank SanMo
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Like a little piece of Italy mysteriously transported to Soho 30 years ago, Bar Italia doesn't need to change. Inside is just as it should be. It has old tiles, gloomy lighting, old bottles of liquors apparently undisturbed for years on glass shelves, a pair...More

1  Thank giovanni579
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Fab sitting and watching the world go by for 20 mins. Great music, great service and tasty beans. Best coffee in soho

Thank aktori
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Lovely little authentic place and well known. The way the café looks is almost identical to how it has looked for 50 years or so, its been run by one family and the service is very good and natural. They are very busy and im...More

Thank KRColeman
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere rocks, the staff are really great and the food is absolutely delicious but it is mega expensive - uncomfortably expensive to be more accurate. Almost a shocking £5.00 for a slice of cake and £8.00 for a panini! It's got prices like the...More

Thank sunshinesoul2014
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Stopped for quick snack and coffee. Lovely veggie lasagne, proper coffee, the waiters and waitress's are charming and very entertaining. Decent value for a West End café, better than the high street chains.

Thank MavisScoggins
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
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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
07:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 05:00
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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