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Il Borgo

$$ - $$$
South Kensington
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13 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4PP, England
+44 20 7589 8031
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Daylesford, Australia
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139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sad to see some mixed reviews here. We enjoyed our meals - and so much so we will be back before we leave London The service was efficient and friendly - food was tasty and hot - plenty of garlic too which was refreshing for Italian food outside of Italy these days If you are in the vicinity of Il... More 

Thank Lily A
rio de janeiro
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Originally going to Da Mario but it was closed, It seemed it wouldn't hurt to go to Il Borgo, just next door. To sum up: disappointing. The place doesn't seem clean and the food is, as the title says, below the average. Wouldn't go there again.

Thank wandyr
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Ambience...4/5 - Il Borgo has created a little Italy inside their space with lovely art work and lovely greenery. Food...4/5 - we each had a salad and a main, the caprese salad and the insalata pomodoro were both fresh and light - a perfect time start. My pasta carbonara and my friend's chicken with pasta were delicious and flavourful. No... More 

Thank Lauren C
Bellerby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Within seconds of sitting down and being given a menu we were asked if we were ready to order. Felt rather harassed as we were asked at least four times if we were ready before we had actually chosen what we wanted to eat. I asked for a glass of house red which was pretty good for a house wine... More 

Thank 521barbaraj
Hong Kong, China
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378 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We had a very nice waitress serving us who is a student in UK. She is lovely. The food quality is average especially with the Veal, not much meat taste at all. Pasta is also tasted nothing better than average.

Thank wiseguy1282005
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Called in on spec on a Saturday evening, restaurant quiet but, gave it a go. Service attentive without being pushy, I had a calzone which was really nice, wife had Scaloppine al Marsala with cauliflower cheese which was the temperature of the core of the sun! Well presented, really tasty

Thank markofhants
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Terrible dinner: - Waited 30' for the wrong pizza. The waiters didn't seem to know the difference between a pizza with chicken and bacon and a Napolitana... - When the right one arrived (only 7' later to their credit), it was bland. - Overpriced with respect to the quality of the products. - Charged us for a couple of olives... More 

Thank Charles C
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I try and give positive followed by negative but for this restaurant I struggle. Does London mean ,tolerate poor quality food ,lack of dessert in an empty restaurant where clearly everyone wants to go home at 7-15? I had penne al salmone something in this dish was still being microwaved when it came to the table! When we asked for... More 

Thank Wendy G
Somerset, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We looked at the menu, liked the options and went in without reading reviews. A small bowl of olives and a basket containing 2 types of bread was placed on the table and they were very tasty. The service was swift but not rushed. We had stuffed pepper to start and minestrone soup followed by a chilli pasta and spaghetti... More 

Thank Cattracey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We went for an impromptu visit last weekend. Came across it and liked the look of the menu. We found the service quick without being rushed. I wanted my arrabiatta extra spicy which they did and it was delicious. We were very happy with our meal and whole experience.

Thank Helen P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 32
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7589 8031

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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