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Il Padrino

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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6-7 Irving Street, London WC2H 7AT, England
+44 20 7839 5258
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Her in doors wanted to get away from all the hassle and stresses of spending my money! So I'd thought I take her to London for some proper posh fancy scran! We's gets to London then via national express with the old ball and chain emptying her guts up all over the m6 (thanks to some dodgy monster munch and... More 

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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a classic tourist trap: staff stand near the entrance ushering people inside. Annoyingly, my family fell for this. The food is mediocre, extremely salty. Service is the worst part, however. Rushed waiters, food and drinks are practically thrown at you, and you are asked to leave as soon as you have finished eating to make way for more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steak cooked to perfection served with lovely vegetables and mushrooms; accommodated by intolerance by changing sauce; Excellent service and friendly staff. Very good value and excellent location.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a meal before going to an evening show nearby. We were attracted by the pizza oven which proved correct as both the garlic bread and pizza were great. The cost was also very reasonable given its location.

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Thank Jon_Janet
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant after visiting London Boat Show, and will never be going there again. To be absolutely fair the food was OK, but that is where the positive experience ends. We were attracted to the place as it looked bright and airy, not over-busy, but quite a few diners already inside. We were shown to our table and... More 

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Thank Lynda B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We went here on 14th January before attending a nearby theatre. A member of staff who I assume was the manager or owner encouraged us in off the street and was very pleasant. However, after sitting down inside his whole demeanour changed. We had menus thrown at us, a "complimentary" garlic bread was plonked down and then we were rushed... More 

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Thank Amy C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I didn't really enjoy the food neither the service.I reckon it is below average.I don't think i am coming back.

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Thank Marion W
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Decided to dine here with my boyfriend before heading to the theatre. It looked buzzy but not too busy. As soon as we arrived, we were barely greeted and shoved into a corner table. We were given our menus, before i could read the starters the waiter came over rushing us for our food order and actually told us to... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Terrible service, extremely rude staff, appalling food and service charge included in the bill. DO NOT EAT HERE!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went there on New Year's Eve just to try something different but man were we sorry. Straight away waiter started complaining cause we had a stroller cause my son was asleep. The second time he said something in Spanish I got up to leave but he said that it was ok. Unluckily I stayed. I ordered a pizza, wife a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 56
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-7 Irving Street, London WC2H 7AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7839 5258

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

Staying in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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