Orso - Covent Garden

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


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Main Course £16
Food Spend £30
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 23:45

Service was excellent and choice of wines very good. All six enjoyed their food very much. Overall excellent.

Martin Brooks 30 March 2014
From Borden

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More about Orso - Covent Garden

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.

Customer Reviews for Orso - Covent Garden


(based on 26 reviews)

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30 March 2014 by Martin Brooks from Borden
Service was excellent and choice of wines very good. All six enjoyed their food very much. Overall excellent.
25 March 2014 by Susan Chandler from London
Excellent food, great staff. I haven't given a rating to the drinks as I only had water! This restaurant is close to Waterloo Bridge and Charing Cross station - and it's so calm in the middle of the busy Covent Garden/Strand area. Thoroughly recommend.
24 March 2014 by Susan Richardson from Warwick
We did not want a starter but opted for cocktails and a a portion of olives, which were delicious. For the main course we chose breast of chicken served with root vegetables and salsa verdi-lovely.We had a problem deciding on the sweet course as everything appealed but we opted for lemon curd torte served on a bed of crushed biscuits with cream. This is one of my favourite ever desserts.Coffee after completed a beautiful meal.
21 March 2014 by HTH from Cambridge
Great atmosphere, great service, food delicious & easy location- will be going again!!!
17 February 2014 by Terry Holben from London
Excellent Italian food. An innovative menu. Will return.
26 January 2014 by Susan Johnson from london
The staff were very welcoming and the service good. We enjoyed our meal. we were not hurried. The ambience could be a little warmer
22 January 2014 by Brian Mckeever from Derry
We typed in restaurants London into Google selected Italian and found this restaurant. What a find! we stepped downstairs to this intimate restaurant which seemed miles away from the busy Covent Gardens street above us. The service was very pleasant and relaxed. We had come for a pre-theatre meal which was excellent. We had pear and gorganzola salad to start. I had liver for the main course which was absolutely delicious. my wife thoroughly enjoyed the crab linguine. We will definintely go back to this restaurant and spend more time there. we would definitely recommend this restaurant.
13 August 2013 by Gordon Watson from Cambridge
Excellent italian food simply presented with rustic style and quality. Excellent location for London theatre land. Restaurant subterranean but full of character.
29 July 2013 by Diane from Canterbury
My sister and I went here for a late lunch after wandering around Covent Garden. The restaurant was great, a great menu and the service was brilliant. The staff were attentive and friendly.
27 February 2013 by Ever-famished Fred from Bushey, Herts.
We booked for noon, and undertook to be clear by 2 p.m. As a long-retired army couple, many of our longest-enduring friends live round Salisbury Plain,and we lure them up to matinees within 15 minutes' walk of Covent Garden. Orso's is an ideal meeting place, and seems to meet with general military approval.

Orso - Covent Garden

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

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