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L'ulivo Villiers Street

Restaurants, Italian Charing Cross
2 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
L'ulivo Villiers Street


Address: 23 Villiers Street
Price: ££
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2 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

2.3 / 5

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It was OK - my salad was massive and quite tasty (therefore 3 stars as it was not extraordinary) so I did not need to order anything else, the service was very good - friendly and attentive. 


This restaurant is in a really cool location, close to Embankment tube station. Its exposed red brickwork gave the restaurant a lovely ambience. Shame about the food. We shared a ricotta heart shaped ravioli dish, it looked cute but was in a buttery sauce and was way too greasy and rich. My goats cheese grilled vegetable salad had no surprises. They were mean with the cheese and dressing so quite quickly I was left with a boring pile of vegetables to work through.The other half did better with his seafood pizza though personally the mussel shells looked like a pain to get through. It’s a shame the food here isn’t anything special.


To make it short, I would really not recommend this restaurant. The food and decor weren't bad, but not good enough to compensate the appalling customer service and prices. I spent £25 for a dish of plain meatball pasta, a glass of house wine and a tiramisu. The waitress only came to our table after 30 minutes to ask if we'd like a dessert after we'd stared at her for ages. Not. Good.

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