Noi amiamo gli italiani e loro amano noi!

It’s Festa della Repubblica! Today is Italian National Day and we love the Italians! I can honestly say I’ve never seen an Italian in a video from somewhere like and not commented on how much I love that country and everything about it!

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

GOAT – New York-Italian restaurant & lounge barIMG_6023-1Address: 333 Fulham Rd, London, SW10 9 QL

Chelsea Cellar – Relaxed wine cellar in Chelsea serving simple delicious Italian food and great. Address: 9 Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ

Ziani – Neighbourhood Italian restaurant on a quiet street.IMG_2474Address: 45 Radnor Walk, London SW3 4BP

Pellicano – Intimate trattoria with a menu of Italian/Sardinian dishes and outside tables under an awning.IMG_1588-580x435Address: 19-21 Elystan St, London SW3 3NT

Elistano Classic Italian dishes in a large restaurant with whitewashed brick arches and a pavement terrace.IMG_1449-2Address: 25-27 Elystan St, Chelsea Green, London SW3 3NT

Brutti & Boni Bottega contemporanea – more a deli serving Tuscany’s food and wineIMG_1383-e1428501198454Address:14 Gloucester Rd, London SW7 4RB

Da Mario – Simple Italian trattoria open since 1972IMG_1387Address: 15 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4PP

Vini Italiani – wine shop which also serves simple tasty offerings in the lower level …IMG_3407And the dogs get to check out the wines!IMG_3403Address: 72 Old Brompton Rd, London SW7 3LQ

Cacciari’s – Classic and Modern Italian dishes, we stopped for an espresso here after we had a light lunch at Vini Italiani.IMG_3448Address: 82 Old Brompton Rd, London SW7 3LQ

La Pizzeria – pizzas of course, inside and outside seating available, very casual.IMG_0170-e1427147502425Address: Chelsea Farmers Market 125 Sydney Street, London SW3 6NR. Chelsea

Frantoio – Family-run restaurant with white tablecloths serving classic Italian cuisine. An institution along the King’s Road towards World’s End. IMG_8760Address: 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.IMG_9147Address: 249 King’s Rd, London SW

Gastro Vino – A collaboration between Italian spirits expert and the best of Italian delicaciesIMG_9150Address: 257 King’s Rd, Westminster, Chelsea and Knightsbridge SW3 5EL,

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. IMG_3773At 81 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY There are nine other locations in London – check out

Kensington/Notting Hill:

Numero 28 – Casual chain restaurant specializing in wood-fired, Neapolitan pizza, plus classic Italian dishes. The best pizza!!!IMG_7448 Address: 184 Kensington Park Rd, London, UK W11 2ES

Picolo Cucina – classic Italian menu of fresh, first- course pastas, and flavourful, second-course meatIMG_9995Address: 186 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2ES,

CiboWe 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:

Bernardi’s – Italian food & drinks in a polished, bi-level digs with a basement bar & terrace.IMG_8572Address: 62 Seymour St, London W1H 5BN Tel. 020 3826 7940

Il BarettoWe 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

J Pizzeria & Cucina Italiana – Serving an extensive menu of creative and traditional pizzas and pastasIMG_5858Address: 148 Regent’s Park Rd, London NW1 8XN


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.IMG_9954Address: 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! IMG_0576-580x435Address: 9-10 Blenheim Street, Mayfair, London. Must let them know if your dog is going.

And of course there’s the Gelateria also at Chelsea Farmer’s Market – Dri Dri!IMG_0164-e1427147490277

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.

1 Comment

  1. Gillian

    Very helpful May – I work in Duke of York Square and bring my mini schnauzer to work. We have eaten at Manicomio, but only outside, so these are great recommendations!

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