Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant

4.4
617 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant in London's very happening Marylebone Village is another winner from the stable of restaurateur Arjun Waney, who brought you the stellar Roka, Zuma and La Petite Maison.
If you're looking for a super Italian cuisine and would like to avoid both chain restaurants and designer price tags, Il Baretto in Blandford Street is an excellent choice.
Located between Marylebone High Street and Baker Street, Il Baretto has a smart wine bar located on the ground floor and a cavernous basement dining room that is a stylish restaurant for group parties and celebrations.
Popular with a local crowd, as well as with tourists and shoppers from Bond Street, this restaurant serves up authentic Italian recipes and we love the spaghetti con astice with lobster, sweet chilli and garlic sauce, and the Maccheroni with black truffle. Pizzas and dishes from the robata grill are winners too.
FREE ICE CREAM for all kiddies, the good & the naughty little ones!

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Sun 12:30PM - 4:00PM 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 10:30PM
Sat 12:30PM - 4:00PM 6:30PM - 10:30PM

What 617 People Are Saying
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dubai
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

They forgot to put our order through. So we waited an hour before our food was out. They gave us dessert for free to make up for the poor service which was a nice gesture. They kind of made it up for us with that touch

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service and the food is tasty 👌🏼

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BR
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Baretto is a warm, hip and friendly Italian restaurant, serving sensation food with impeccable service.
Try their Macaroni w black truffle, it's ridiculously good! They always feature white truffle in season too.
The noise level is low, so it's a great place for a romantic dinner and the managers and staff are warm and quite cool as well.
My fave in London.
Brian

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JM
London
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delightful venue, staff very attentive and food very good. A good idea to book as clearly this gets busy in the evening however the lunch period was easier to get a table. Price was reasonable, wine more expensive than I would have expected

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EP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

So disappointing. We were expecting a lovely, romantic experience but we were sat in between terribly loud customers and the acoustics are terrible. We were shouting across the table at one another to communicate. Dinner was just okay, at best, and was very expensive for what we had. The wine we chose was the most enjoyable part of the evening. Service was just adequate. Definitely won’t go back or recommend.

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IN
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for lunch in the week, sat upstairs, very attentive service, good choice of food and a set menu if preferred. Very enjoyable and would definitely go back again,

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The service was inattentive. We had to ask for more wine from your bottle . We wanted salad a main course for lunch and where not told what we had ordered was a side . They did bring another portion but that was not the point but I have also now another criteria by which I judge Resturants and that is how they manage deliveroo people and this restaurant was totally unacceptable!!! Will never go there again

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SB
Zurich
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Place and you get served the real Italien Food. Always again!

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London
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Noisy table right next to the kitchen.

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SC
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good, lunch time offer is great value, food and service excellent.

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M
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

didn't like the food service was not to write home about ,

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a nice experience. Good service, nice food.

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KL
London
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

The first impression from the street view was disappointing, having spotted the two large TV screens with sport.

The staff were friendly, and did give us a table downstairs. The food sounded delicious from the menu but the reality was that it was very poor when comparing it to the cost. Party member had minestrone soup, which he said tasted like boiled water with a few bits of vegetable floating around. The aubergine starter was nice, as was one of the salads, as a starter.

The main courses where hugely disappointing: the dover sole went cold by the time it was filleted and the side orders arrived. The shredded sirloin was grizzle and fat, and the filet of beef was tough and overcooked. One can only assume that the usual chef wasn't in that evening, as our experience did not match any of the reviews that we had read.

They were however, very sweet in giving my friend a surprise Birthday platter with a candle, chocolate piping and a 3-4 little cookies on on the plate.

The wine we chose was smooth and they did have an extensive wine list.

I researched restaurants in the area for many hours, and was left feeling bad that the Birthday treat for my friend was not a treat at all. The expense and disappointment were great; the experience was not one I wish to repeat.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not please that at all

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABULOUS!! We had a wonderful experience while on holiday in London. Quite a last minute booking, but we were treated like well known regulars. Highly recommend!

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in town

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LL
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place.
Food, amazing
Service, attentive
You arrive as stranger but you leave as new member of family!
We had great dinner.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Generally, I love the food at Il Baretto however last night I had a very disappointing experience.

I booked the first week of January to spend Valentines evening there as it is one of my favourite restaurants in London. Upon arrival we were sat upstairs by the huge television which was showing the football.

I asked if I could sit downstairs but were told there were no available seats. I then asked if we could turn off the TV as it was flashing quite brightly and was really very distracting but were told that someone wanted to watch the game. After the first game we asked a second time if it could be switched off but someone was still watching. Looking around the restaurant it seemed that all other diners were with partners and not watching the match.

Once I went downstairs to the toilet I discovered a number of free tables which I was really disappointed by especially as I had booked close to six weeks in advance.

As always, the lobster pasta was delicious but if I wanted to watch the football, I would have gone to the pub.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice - nothing special

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MO
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service very good but we were sitting next to very loud customers which honestly spoilt our evening

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LM
London
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. I eat there more than at any other restaurant in London and they have never failed on the food.

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SH
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food! Great service.

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Never experienced such a rude hostess ever who instead of apologising for my food arriving after 45 minutes (inspite of 4 reminders) shouts back at me stating that cant I see that shes busy ! I mean..Hullo !!

I saw her at a distance shrugging and shouting at the other table too..!!

I mean WOW !! Il Baretto !! Keep it up !!

Spoiled our mood for the evening.

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DW
London
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food , friendly service .

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MH
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service but quite a bit of a background noise

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a lovely catch up with friends with good food, wine and pleasant service

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Very mediocre. River Cafe price, zizzi food. Would have been better off at Zizzi. Pretentious overpriced Marylebone joint with not much to enjoy.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great wine, great service. Always a great experience. Best beef carpaccio and the truffle macarroni WOW... getting hungry just thinking about it.

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MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I've eaten at Il Baretto several times and never had anything less than great food and a lovely time. The Lasagna is excellent!

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IG
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Music was appalling. Value of food was poor. Wine was very expensive

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K
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We had expected the restaurant to server proper Italian foods, but we were really disappointed. We ordered some salad, antipasti, pasta and pizza. Apparently the food was pre cooked and probably only heated before serving. Taste was not awful, but definitely not worth paying GBP20 per plate. It's also disappointing that big TV screen and dance music didn't match the atmosphere of the restaurant in Marylebone.

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WF
Jacksonville
128 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

At first the music was so loud it was unnerving. It was lowered without a request thankfully. The pasta (cacio e pepe and chingale ragu ) was outstanding; perfect al dente!!!!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing seasonal white truffle menu! We loved how dishes we expected to be heavy ended up being light and impeccably well balanced. Looking forward to going again soon!

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TJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took my girlfriend here for dinner, the ambiance was amazing, the wine list was extensive and good; food was incredible

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Had sea bass was bad I think it was off

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KD
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good being near the toilets not so good just a

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London
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Was situated in the basement of this venue which seemed to be an amplifier of noise. Beyond that, the service was poor and the food was average at best. All in all, I don’t get the praise it has received.

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The best ossobuco I've had in a very long time. The rest of our party also had excellent food. The staff were excellent. My only issue was the price, a bit expensive, not so expensive I would not return, just a few pounds more per plate that it warranted.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding - love it

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Arrived on time. Table not ready. Was offered a seat behind the check in desk, where you might keep your luggage or pets in a normal restaurant. Politely declined. Service very brusque but that’s par for the course. The food here is always excellent and aside from the general feeling you’re being tolerated is a great lunch choice. Wine list is brilliant but expensive even by London standards as they seem to rejoice in super sized markups for the especially good Tuscans.

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