We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices


$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1, Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DR, England
+44 20 7253 8369
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 141: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I do not understand the over-enthusiastic reviews... to the point that I doubt they are genuine. Two of my friends and I had the set dinner there: parma ham from a packet for starter (with melon and red berries (?)). This was followed by our 3 pizzas, which were chewy, and on which the thickly diced cheese hadnt melted completely.... More 

Thank lydiadj
Wellington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
177 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small and friendly, Attillo's never fails to have a table at whatever time you turn up. Great staff and great Pasta. Just down the road from smith field market and Farrigdon station, go look it up, i'm sure you won't be disappointing. Very authentic Italian.

Thank Ian B
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was beautiful (like we were sat in a restaurant Italy!), the wine was superb, service was friendly but not overbearing and it was very reasonably priced. Next time I am in the area I will definitely be coming back!

Thank Rosesarered31
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across this little restaurant on a late Saturday afternoon. Hidden amongst lots of restaurant chains & bars it really was a find. Service was friendly & efficient. Food and wine was delicious. Being near to Smithfields market we opted for steak and we weren't disappointed.

Thank tahirawebb
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic small Italian restaurant which is family run. The food is excellent as they tailored made my pasta. We will definitely come back here again. Highly recommended Italian restaurant in London.

Thank VirenSW11
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to this restaurant every time I'm in London and I just love it. It's very small, seats around 30, and they do honest to goodness down to earth Italian food. Wonderful staff who are friendly and helpful. Go here - you won't regret it. They even point out which deserts are home made and which are bought in,... More 

Thank KatrinaIreland
Level Contributor
51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A charming little restaurant, bursting with atmosphere. The staff immediately made us feel at home and we were very comfortable. The restaurant is small but it doesn't feel cramped, even at full capacity. When you step inside you forget that you are in London and feel like you've walked into Italy. The food was lovely; the antipasti board was very... More 

1 Thank IzzMc_2016
Level Contributor
67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I met a friend in Farringdon with no particular plans for dinner. Attilios stood out amongst the larger, brighter eating houses. We got a table near the bar and never looked back. Great olives, chilli oil and balsamic that never stopped coming and a superb linguini frutti de mare. The wine was excellent. Smooth and hugely drinkable and the staff... More 

1 Thank MT1239
West Sussex
Level Contributor
277 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We have not eaten at this restaurant for 10 years and were on our way past about 9.30. We stopped for a drink and were given a warm welcome and decided to order food which was delicious. The staff were friendly and entertaining and I would thoroughly recommend others to eat here.

Thank CarolWestSussex
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Just had dinner here as we were in the area and decided to give it a go. Overall the food was ok, but pricey for what we had... nothing to write home about. However the woman serving us was really nice and friendly and sweet. Everything went downhill when we came to pay the bill - for the sake of... More 

1 Thank Moffattini

Travellers who viewed Attilio's also viewed


Been to Attilio's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1, Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7253 8369

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Attilio's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Clerkenwell

Neighbourhood Profile
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
Explore this neighbourhood