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Bar Italia

22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
+44 20 7437 4520
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“panini” (25 reviews)
“cakes” (16 reviews)
“cannoli” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe
$$ - $$$
22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's authentic and original. A break from the boring chains such as Pret and Nero and does make great coffee. But at £17.25 for two small lattes,a slice of cheese cake, and a ham and cheese toasted roll (itself clocking in at a shocking 7...More

Thank Mackem193
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant cafe with staff straight out of central casting, really good quality cappuccino for breakfast served quick and well priced, I also had a cheeky Canolo which was very very tasty, if you want great coffee and a cheeky Italian barista then look no further...More

Thank Peter Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good coffee - the real Italian stuff. Perhaps a little on the expensive side, but it is to be expected as it is central London after all. An excellent authentic no frills Italian espresso.

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been visiting this coffee bar on and off for 20 years plus - never again ! We ordered one large cappuccino, two chocolate eclairs, a diet coke and a mango fruit drink. The girl behind the counter charged £18 for this and didn't even...More

Thank Jazzman99
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Awesome pit stop on a big night out to grab a panini. Spent many an early mornings in here putting the world right. Staff friendly and I will always go back here when in the area ;)

Thank Em W
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Great coffee ☕️ thank you bar italia thank you Luca was very nice to meet you today see you soon 👌I can't wait to next week

Thank vruga
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The worst cup of coffee served with love in an enjoyable environment can be a delightful experience... The inverse holds true as well. The greatest cup of coffee served by racist, antagonistic, aggressive, hostile, confrontational staff will become a horrible experience. Stay away. Take your...More

Thank CDAK-47
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The coffee here is excellent and the staff are always very entertaining. This is a fantastic people watching spot.

Thank Valleyone
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A long-time end-of-night-out venue brings some sobriety to the often hazy surroundings of Soho. The coffee is always top notch proper Italian style and service efficient and good. Much of it hasn't changed in a long time and the interior is looking rather dated, but...More

Thank thewanderer2016
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Visited after seeing Anthony Bourdain programme. Good coffee shop in the heart of Soho. Coffee was good but the tiramisu was superb. Not the cheapest of places but very good quality. Appears in a time warp inside but this adds to its appeal.

Thank IAN O
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6 December 2016|
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Response from Proff_Steve | Reviewed this property |
Hi Charlie Bar Italia started as a family business many years back. Gift cards and vouchers are mostly used with big businesses and national chains. I have been drinking coffee here for over 20 years (sampling sweet things... More
2 February 2016|
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Response from Bennettonbeer | Reviewed this property |
No, but smart casual is always appreciated
24 November 2015|
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Response from Bennettonbeer | Reviewed this property |
Well I don't work there of course, but I have watched Serie A games on the large screen at the rear of the Bar, whether they do this on a regular basis or simply the odd game I really don't know. Hope that helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 am
7:00 am - 5:00 am
7:00 am - 5:00 am
7:00 am - 5:00 am
7:00 am - 5:00 am
7:00 am - 5:00 am
7:00 am - 5:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7437 4520
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