Bocca di Lupo


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  • Bocca di Lupo

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    Bocca di Lupo
  • Bocca di Lupo

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    Bocca di Lupo
  • Bocca di Lupo

    Michael Franke / Time Out

    Bocca di Lupo
  • Bocca di Lupo

    Michael Franke / Time Out

    Bocca di Lupo
  • Bocca di Lupo

    Michael Franke / Time Out

    Bocca di Lupo

Bocca di Lupo

Michael Franke / Time Out

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Bocca di Lupo 12 Archer Street
    W1D 7BB

  • Venue phone:

    020 7734 2223

  • Venue website:

  • Opening hours:

    Lunch served 12.15-2.45pm Mon-Sat; 12.15-3.15pm Sun. Dinner served 5.15-11pm Mon-Sat; 5-9.30pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Piccadilly Circus tube

  • Price:

    Main courses £7-£32

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3.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:8
  • 4 star:3
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:3
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This is without doubt my favourite London restaurant - Radish salad, fritto misto, orecchiette with nduja and roast suckling pig were my favourites. Only been at late lunch on Saturday (kitchen closes at 15:00) - would love to go back, but due to the size you are usually lucky to get a table. Planning my next trip now...

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Great quick meal before theatre - sorry we were in such a rush we didn't leave a tip but staff were LOVELY

Victoria M

Expensive. Small plates. Good if you're loaded and you don't care if you have to spend £100 on four slices of ham and a glass of wine. If not, you'll be underwhelmed.

Tom Goodman


I love the fact that you can see them cooking in front of you, great Italian food, sort of like tapas!

Christina Järn

Think we got the last table last Sunday but sitting at the "Chefs counter" was really an experience. Not only were we served fantastic food, one dish more voluptuous than the other. Oh, did I mention absolutely wicked cocktails to start with. We were also served something of a show from the kitchen. I don't think I have ever heard that many "Yes, chefs!" before, not even on Gordon Ramsey's programs. Service was excellent, we could have made a "this is the way you should treat your costumers" video that evening as EVERYBODY in the staff did a great job in making us feel pampered and well looked after. We did end the evening a cross the street at Gelupo where they were also very friendly but the Gelato was a bit too main stream. Never the less, we had a great evening and can really recommend an evening at Bocca di lupo. We did have a full evening dinner with cocktails and several courses plus a great bottle of wine and the bill was quite reasonable.


Sat at the bar on Saturday afternoon and it was fantastic. Staff friendly, attentive & helpful and the food was simply wonderful. The scallops in butter and thyme + Sheeps Ricotta Tortellini with walnut pesto were my favourites. Can't wait to go back Can't wait to go back.


I have to admit the food was spectacular. However, a very average level of service from staff and horrendously rude attitude from the maitre d... ruined an otherwise lovely evening. Not sure I'd bother going back, as plenty of other places in London where the service matches up to the quality of the food.


Great food terrible service. Sat for dinner was then told they needed their table back because we d been there more than two hours having ordered a hefty amount. Unpleasant management who appear more concerned with turning tables than service


Food lovely, imaginative, creative Italian Cuisine. However service was appalling, no warmth friendliness, proclaimed at the end of the night how exhausted he was. Had run out of several ingredients, no apologies. Coffee machine broken, no offer of an alternative - great food, ruined by dreadful service


This is the first time I write a restaurant review and feel compelled to say that my experience at Bocca di Lupo was very very poor. Having booked a table for 21:30, my wife and i duly arrived and were told that our table wasn't ready. While I understand that table handovers don't always run smoothly, we were told that we could not wait in the restaurant and had to go away and come back in 15 - 20 min... we were told there was "a bar across the road". After coming back, we were "allowed" to wait in the restaurant for another 20 - 25 min and conspicuously ignored by the space cadet of a maitre d'... Food nice, deplorable service. Don't recommend going through the hassle, there are plenty more good italian restaurants in town...


I've dropped in twice in the past two months (the last being yesterday) without reservations; the trick is to go very early or quite late. Staff are very courteous and attentive, but a waiter was so aggressive (in an oddly polite way) with pushing the drinks! Bocca, this makes you look desperate and into fleecing customers, please stop him. Food is fantastic, and the fresh menus make it fun to come back. Salads are fresh, flavourful and piled high; pastas are definitely home-made. They triumph at pillowy gnudi in ragout, their pumpkin tortelloni generously buttered and scattered w rustic breadcrumbs. This place makes Italian food really sparkle, and while The prices tend to the ritzier side, it's important that I as a customer felt that it was so worth it.


I can't believe the review by "Pau"l below - can only imagine it's a rival restaurant trying to destroy a reputation. Bocca di Lupo is bloody marvellous. Accusations of tinned or somehow not fresh food served are ludicrous. Everything I've ever eaten there has been spectacular. Go!


Totally agree with TO review. Great staff, fantastic food, buzzing atmosphere. The crab linguine was delicious, and the guy next to me was raving about his courgette flowers. We turned up at door and just had to wait 20 mins for a seat at the bar (the best place to sit). Loved watching the kitchen in action. Ignore all the moaners below – I'm with Frank! this is a great place to eat and I've recommended it to loads of people.