71 Central Street, London, EC1V 8AB

Top offer

Star Deal - 2 courses & a cocktail £15 or 3 courses & a cocktail £19 per person

Available lunch & dinner Mon-Sat (Fri-Sat until 19:00 & from 21:00) until 31 March 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service. Bottomless pasta served for 90 minutes.



Main course: £14
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

The sister restaurant of highly acclaimed London restaurants Sardine and Rotorino, Palatino presents honest Italian cuisine in an edgy, industrial-style setting. There is an open kitchen for prime views of the chefs in action, and striking sunshine-yellow dining booths.

Compiled by acclaimed proprietor Stevie Parle, the Palatino menu is a masterclass in bold and flavoursome, yet simple Italian dining. Served alongside silky homemade pasta, enjoy the juicy onglet, chicken & pistachio meatballs, hunter-style game, or lobster with fennel & chilli. For dessert at Palatino in restaurant in London indulge in chocolate & hazelnut tartuffi, or zingy lemon, almond & ricotta cake.

Offsetting the exposed pipes, concrete and sharp angles in the dining room, the Palatino kitchen keeps things rustic with its wood burner, stone oven and ever-rolling pasta machine. Creative house cocktails are also served at the bar.

In the heart of London’s original ‘Little Italy’, Palatino in Clerkenwell is a 10-minute walk from Old Street Station.

Customer reviews for Palatino
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Recommended for

  • breakfast (2)
  • value (13)
  • business (11)
  • lunch (30)
  • al fresco (1)
  • views (1)
  • dinner (36)
  • trendy (29)
  • private dining (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • entertainment (2)
  • child friendly (3)
  • large parties (12)
  • romantic (13)
  • By John B from London
    12 January 2019

    Palatino has a modern and exciting interior, with romantic lighting. We had booked a set meal, but unfortunately the restuarant forgot our (included) aperitif until I reminded them towards the end of our main course, by which time the moment for a nice bracing spritz had passed. Stil, we had them but an offer of an alternative woud have been nice. The food was extremely good value. The tempura style squash was delicious as was the oxtail ragu. We also enjoyed the bruschetta and the chicken meatballs with polenta. A nice touch is the plentiful supply of free sparkling water.

  • By Paul C from Hertfordshire
    7 January 2019

    Excellent food (in spite of the somewhat unknown items on the menu!) and very friendly staff. Thought a charge for a bottle of tap water on top of the 12.5% service charge was a bit surprising.

  • By Ralph P from London
    22 December 2018

    We go here quite regularly and love the food and the ambience. Great staff complete the dining experience. This time it was for a Christmas lunch. Very tasty and generous portions.

  • By Maria O from Hertfordshire
    22 December 2018

    Fabulous food , great service, contemporary decor, would recommend the restaurant.

  • By Marina A from Verona, Italy
    19 December 2018

    Amazing ravioli, wonderful cod but average bombolotti. Nice desserts and good starters.

  • By Dilys S from London
    11 December 2018

    Always a pleasure here - we ate at the bar, favourite dish tonnarelli cacio e pepe , and a delicious chicken, ricotta, spinach on toast. Nice carafe of rose. Wonderful friendly service. We love it.

  • By David S from London
    11 December 2018

    This is a great restaurant. There is always a buzz here and has a great atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful there is an excellent wine list and the food is some of the best italian food I have ever eaten. The caccia e pepe is a dish I could eat every day ! I will be returning on a regular basis.

  • By Lily P from London
    19 November 2018

    All the food was delicious, particularly enjoyed the chicory anchovy small plate. Also the free corkage for Italian wine on Monday’s was obviously excellent!!

  • By Rachel M from London
    27 October 2018

    Great pastas, beautiful space

  • By Graham J from Milton Keynes
    26 October 2018

    This is probably our fourth visit to Palatino and each time we have thoroughly enjoyed the food, ambience and the service is excellent.

Restaurant Location Map
71 Central Street, London, EC1V 8AB

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 2 courses & a cocktail £15 or 3 courses & a cocktail £19 per person
  • Star Deal - Bottomless pasta & a cocktail £25 per person
  • 2-course lunch £16, 3-course lunch £20
  • 2 courses & a cocktail £15 or 3 courses & a cocktail £19 per person
  • Valentine’s Day Menu
  • Bollito Misto Dinner - 4 courses, £32pp

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