One of London's most popular Italian restaurants re-opens under the new ownership of the Soho House, Babington House and Electric Cinema group. The style is 1920's Venice and while classic fresh Italian food remains the focus, Cecconi's now boasts London's only Cichetti bar (Italy's version of tapas).
Matthew Fort's review of Cecconi (The Guardian)
Jay Rayner's review of Cecconi's (The Observer)
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I couldn't really fault anything about Cecconi's. It was beautifully decorated, exceptionally stylish, and the pasta lives up to its high reputation here - particularly the Goats Cheese Ravioli, which was meltingly delicious. Waiters weren't enormously on the ball but it was a busy Monday lunchtime and James Bond (well, one of them!) was in the restaurant...
by Lara P, 29 Oct 2008
Love the decor but the food is rubbish. Ordered buffalo mozarella and tomato, got served those horrible little plastic supermarket balls. When I told the waiter, he apologised and offered me a free dessert. I could not believe they actually served up the plastic crap rather than take it off the menu.
by karenlisa (2 reviews
), 04 Aug 2007
Very good service, excellent food and perfect for a romantic dinner.
by santa, 24 Sep 2005
Great bar for cocktails although Mayfair prices. Under the new management, Cecconi's has not managed to keep its old staff and are settling for trainees who do half the job. You may find yourself pouring your own wine on occasion. However, the food is excellent (most of the time). A personal favourite would be the Vitello alla Milanese served with Rocket and Tomato.
by Laetitya (5 reviews
), 08 Dec 2004
I hadn't expected too much from an expensive, Mayfair-based Italian restaurant, which prior to this visit I hadn't heard of, but I was pleasantly surprised.
There's an ok bar along one side with diners on the other. Lots of dark glass and chocolate tones. The service was friendly and efficient, despite the restaurant being full. The dishes were fairly "genuine" - authentic, simple Italian food using good ingredients.
All in all it was an excellent meal and I'd recommend it to others without reservation. I've added it to my list of favourite London Italian restaurants along with Locanda Locatelli
, and (more affordably), Metrogusto
by tekka (34 reviews
), 22 Jul 2004
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