It’s Festa della Repubblica! Today is Italian National Day and we love the Italians!
And by the number of dog-friendly Italian restaurants in London – we think the feelings are mutual.
Here are some of the dog-friendly restaurants in London.
South Kensington & Chelsea:
Lucio – Italian staples in a simple, bustling dining room with fixed-price menus at lunchtime.Address: 257-259 Fulham Road, London SW3 6HY
Riccardo – home-style Tuscan sharing dishes
Address: 126 Fulham Rd, London SW3 6HU, United Kingdom
Chelsea Cellar – Relaxed wine cellar in Chelsea serving simple delicious Italian food and great. Address: 9 Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ
Frantoio – Family-run restaurant with white tablecloths serving classic Italian cuisine. An institution along the King’s Road towards World’s End. Address: 397 King’s RdAddress: 397 King’s Rd, London SW10 0LR
Made in Italy – Rustic restaurant serving thincrust pizza by the metre on wooden sharing boards, with roof terrace. There are at least three “Made in Italy” in London, but we’ve only been to the one on King’s Road.Address: 249 King’s Rd, London SW
Polpo at Duke of York Square is a bàcaro, a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving small plates/simple food and good, young local wines. You can sit both inside or outside. At 81 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY There are nine other locations in London – check out http://www.polpo.co.uk/page/locations
Cibo – We have yet to try this elegantly upmarket Italian dishes, plenty of seafood with Sunday lunch menu and private dining.
Address: 3 Russell Gardens, London W14 8EZ
Marylebone and Primrose Hill:
Il Baretto – We haven’t tried this either – a basement Italian restaurant below a ground floor bar offering an extensive wine list and cocktails.
Address: 43 Blandford St, London W1U 7HF
Franco’s – Upscale Italian restaurant for all-day haute dining amid elegant old-world interiors. Situated at the St James’s end of Jermyn Street, Franco’s has been serving the community from early morning to late at night for over 60 years. Rumoured to be London’s first Italian restaurant.Address: 61 Jermyn St, London SW1Y 6LX
Assunta Madre – Italian fish dishes are the focus of this cream-and-wood dining room modelled on the Roman original. Quite a formal restaurant – must let them know if you’re bringing a dog – preferably not large and must be quiet! Address: 9-10 Blenheim Street, Mayfair, London. Must let them know if your dog is going.
May’s comment: This is a list of Italian restaurants we have been to – and to share with anyone who wishes to have an Italian meal with their dog when in London. We like some more than others and we have our favourites.
If you know any others, let us know!
National Italian Day on the 2nd June commemorates the date Italians voted for their country to end the monarchy and become a republic.