Vasco & Piero's Pavilion

Restaurants, Italian Soho
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This Soho stalwart has served up unfussy Umbrian dishes since 1971 (and in this location since 1989). It must be doing something right. Perhaps punters are reassured by Vasco & Pierre's solid mix of classic Italian food and simple, no-frills setting?

Much of the produce here is sourced direct from small Umbrian farms, alongside seasonal white and black truffles from the region's hills. The menu changes twice daily, but diners can expect dishes such as tagliatelle with traditional Umbrian ragu or grilled fillet of swordfish with rosemary, chilli and cannellini beans. Umbrian meats and cheeses also feature.

Keep an eye out for special events and art exhibitions, too.


Venue name: Vasco & Piero's Pavilion
Address: 15 Poland Street
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Fri. Dinner served 5.30-10.30pm Mon-Sat.
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus or Tottenham Court Road tube
Price: Main courses £9.50-£20. Set lunch £15 2 courses. Set dinner (5.30-7pm) £19.50 2 courses; £26.50 2 courses, £31.50 3 courses.
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Kateryna V

The facade is very unassuming and easy to miss, but please don't. Just keep in mind it's the corner building. This is one no fuss Italian place you must know about. The food is absolutely amazing.

The place is often referred to as traditional Italian. I don't know about that. Maybe my frame of reference is off, but everything we had and everything we saw people around us eat was yes, definitely Italian, but on a healthier side than what a traditional Italian mama would have you eat. The portions too, while by no means meagre, were definitely not big.

What is undeniable is that food is top quality. I had burratta with avocado and cherry tomatoes to start and perfectly cooked rare on the inside tuna on a bed of cannelloni beans and spinach. You see what I'm talking about? No carb overload. My companion had smoked salmon bruschetta with crispy breads served on the side. On the side! That's not exactly traditional Italian in my books. The service was better than in many more expensive places and I was actually surprised not more people were having lunch at the time of our visit. But maybe it’s a good thing, as I am definitely coming back and I really really hope I don’t have to queue to get a table. 

Tim W

Simply the best Italian restaurant in London. The freshest ingredients, beautifully prepared and a great selection of wines (particularly from Umbria) that you won't find elsewhere.

Modisha M

Amazing food . I was pleasantly surprised with how good the food was.

I highly recommend it if you're looking for good Italian food in soho London .

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