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Orso - Covent Garden

27 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DB +44 2081662727

(((() Italian
Main course: £16
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 23:45

Very good

David Bangs 16 August 2015
from Guildford

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Nestled in a converted orchid warehouse, Orso – Covent Garden presents a chic, bistro-style retreat. With sleek wood furnishings and pale terracotta walls, the dining room evokes the charm of 1950s Milan.

With a long established reputation for superb Italian cuisine in Covent Garden, the Orso menu offers lovingly-crafted, traditional cuisine, whilst incorporating an exciting twist. Quality, regionally-sourced ingredients are used to create tempting dishes, like roast Tuscan sausage with braised black cabbage, or fresh penne pasta with wilted spinach and gorgonzola.

Within a vibrant area of London, Orso restaurant offers a comfortable atmosphere which is perfect for a leisurely meal, and diners can unwind with a glass from the fine range of well-balanced wines. To round things off, the dessert menu is filled with indulgent delights, like flourless chocolate cake with mascarpone, or pear and caramel tart.

In a quaint setting, Orso Covent Garden is just 6 minutes’ walk from Covent Garden Tube Station, and 2 minutes from the Lyceum Theatre.

Orso - Covent Garden

27 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DB

Contact +44 2072405269
Reservations +44 2081662727

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Customer reviews for Orso - Covent Garden

4.3 (((() (based on 50 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (30)
  • lunch (22)
  • romantic (19)
  • business (17)
  • large parties (16)
  • value (12)
  • entertainment (11)
  • child friendly (9)
  • private dining (8)
  • luxury (5)
  • trendy (1)
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  • (((** by from London

    The food was superb and the set menu is very good. However the service was poor which is a shame as the food and restaurant were great.

  • ((((* by from Cranleigh

    Friendly service, good value Bookatable deal, convenient location, will come again.

  • ((*** by from London

    We have been coming here for years whenever we arrive London. I was very disappointed this time and will probably not go back. My friend's veal dish was very salty and my pasta was mediocre. The staff were in the restaurant drinking champange and chatting it up as if we were not there. While we sat there eating out desert I saw a mouse running around. Not very appetizing.

  • ((((( by from Guildford

    Very good

  • ((((( by from South Benfleet

    Overall a very pleasant experience. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food excellent and ambience lovely. Would definitely go again.

  • ((((( by from Crowborough

    Excellent food and service. Lovely atmosphere and will definitely go again.

  • ((((* by from Leatherhead

    enjoyable lunch. imaginative menu. good value.

  • ((((( by from London

    The star deal was excellent. We chose the calamari to start, followed by the grilled chicken, both were really good, especially the chicken, which was cooked to perfection (char-grilled). My friend had an afogato and I had the tiramisu, both were very good (shame no alcohol in the tiramisu but suppose they have to cater for everyone). Would thoroughly recommend. Lovely ambiance.

  • ((((( by from LEEDS

    Excellent Service and food. We arrived early and they were able to have our table ready in a few minutes. Hlghly recommend.

  • ((((( by from Essex

    Excellent meal! Great value- 3 courses with Prosecco for £24. All freshly cooked for us & very tasty. Portion size very good & presented well. Waiting staff attentive but not over the top.
    Restaurant was quiet but it was only 5.30 on a Sunday & there was still a pleasant atmosphere due to the decor & music. This lovely Italian is perfectly situated for theatres.

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