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Italiano Coffee Company

Its shared metal tables, diner-style seating and tricolour branding may seem more American than Italian, and there can be few more hectic places to while away a lunch hour. But for a large, inexpensive pizza, it makes a popular pitstop.

Order and pay at the counter, then take your buzzer to a table and wait for your choice of pizza to be freshly prepared (there are around 18 options to choose from). Expect reasonable quality pizzas, a noisy dining room and change from a tenner.

Venue name: ICCo
Address: 46 Goodge Street
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-2.30pm, dinner served 6-10.50pm daily.
Transport: Tube: Goodge Street tube
Price: Main courses £3.50-£7.80. Set meal £12-£16 per person (minimum 2). Unlicensed. Corkage no charge.

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Guy Parsons
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It's cheap, it's quick, it's no-frills, and the thin-crust pizza is great! I'm partial to the Florentina myself. The perfect place after you've had a few drinks – part of the appeal is its proximity to lots of decent pubs and bars – and want to pop in somewhere to absorb it all and continue to put the world to rights. And a good option for a "treat" lunch that won't actually devastate your meagre bank balance. Icco is always buzzing with a mix of people, but you'll nearly always find a seat within a few minutes.

Eat as the locals do, say no to Pizza Express, say sì sì  to Icco! 


Long ago on one of my occasional visits to London I discovered this wonderful place. The prices were reasonable, the food was better than prices. Pizza was great. I'd call this place perfect for anyone who doesn't need posh restaurants and posh bills, but still wants some good food during lunch brake or between long sightseeing walks around London. Looking forward to visit this place again.


This review is mean spirited. For £3.50 you will not get a better pizza in London. Yes the ingredients aren't the best quality but they are better than Domino's or Puzza Hut, and while they're a bit tight with toppings, but the actual pizza's are amazing, more genuinely italian and nicer than Pizza Expresss. Stick to Margherita and you can't go wrong. £3.50 for a pizza on Charlotte Street FFS - 5 stars


Best pizza around for such a low price - they've redone the buzzer system again and added more room. I love it - students and professionals eating altogether in an informal cafeteria-style eatery... there's no target audience other than pizza lovers!


review doesn't do this place justice. The pizza is cheap and lovely, atmosphere is buzzing and even though the place might get a bit hectic- at lunchtime, such is the WHOLE of this area. In the mornings, you get delicious coffee with a free croissant (or pain au chocolat). Makes it sooo much easier to start a working day :)