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27 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7DB, England
+44 20 7240 5269
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just called in here by chance without a reservation. The Maitre d'Hote told us that he would need the table back by a certain time, but it was more than enough for us to enjoy our meal. We had the set menu which was delicious. The stew is tasty but for us northerners a little more would be welcome.

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice italian restaurang with the perfect location next to lyceum theatre. Nice pizza, good wine!

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Thank Erica V
Lisa S, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

Thank you very lovely words More 

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

Last week I organised a work dinner for 28 international colleagues at Orso. Everyone at the restaurant was incredibly helpful, from the bookings manager to our charming waiter. The food was delicious, the atmosphere warm and convivial, and our party had a truly excellent time.

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Lisa S, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

Thank you Thank you! More 

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

We hosted a dinner for 28 people and the restaurant staff couldn't have been nicer. The food was delicious, the organisation excellent, the waiter superb. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant for good italian food at reasonable prices!

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Thank ldt20162016
Lisa S, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

Ahh thank you great to here your party went with a bash please come again soon More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food and great atmosphere, was very busy but the pre theatre menu was incredible value and the staff were all very attentive. Slight mistake when my starter was forgotten was fixed really quickly and were all happy. Thank you for a lovely birthday meal!

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Thank Ellie H
Lisa S, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

Why thank you i'm glad we did rectify our mistake swiftly sorry! Happy belated birthday see you soon More 

London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely swift high quality meal after a magical performance of Contes Hoffman. Great food, wine list is very good value.... A regular venue for me Will be back....

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Thank Harry H
Lisa S, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

Ahh thank you yes lots of Italian wines to choose from will see you very soon More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends, service was nice but when bringing food, they didn't know much what is whose and we had to play swapping game. Steaks they were not able to get right at all. It is a bit pricey place but nothing extra, wouldn't come again.

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Thank Karolina K
Lisa S, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

Sorry for the mix up placing of your dishes i wish you would of alerted us on the evening regarding your steaks so we could rectify the issue please do email me lisa@orsorestauarnt.co.uk More 

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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took some clients here for dinner this evening. I must say that the service was fantastic, as was some of the food. Unfortunately not all of it though. The calamari was overcooked and rubbery (always the acid test of an Italian restaurant for me) and a seabass main course was rushed and only partially cooked, had to be sent back.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Orso. We popped in for a birthday lunch. The restaurant was quite which was good as we didn't book in advance. We received a warm welcome and were seated quickly. We chose to eat from the set menu two courses for £14.95 we both had the beef stew with olive oil mash. The meat... More 

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Thank Tulah77
Lisa S, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

Thank you lovely i'm very glad you had a fabulous Birthday celebration come and see us again very soon More 

London, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a very enjoyable lunch here on a Saturday a few weeks ago. The staff were welcoming and we were shown to our table quickly. We were on a meal offer and the menu was varied. We had soup and whitebait for starters and both were delicious. For main we both had beef stew with vegetables-... More 

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Lisa S, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

Why thank you what a fabulous review please come again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 32
Cuisine
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7DB, England
  • Public Transportation: Covent Garden
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 5269
Description
The finest Italian cuisine comes to Covent Garden. Opened in October 1985, Orso is a wonderful restaurant in the heart of London's West End. From the beginning, the aim was to bring authentic Italian cuisine to Covent Garden and Orso delivers. Orso takes pride in using only the freshest and finest ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, arugula, puntarelle, porcini mushrooms, buffalo mozzarella and white truffles, when in season and sourced in Italy. But it is not just about the ingredients; each meal is prepared to perfection, served on hand-painted Italian tableware designed by Designers Guild, and accompanied by a selection of fine Italian wines. Orso is the perfect destination for the London diner, offering bustling but attentive service, a lively atmosphere and a tempting menu.

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Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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