La Polenteria


Italian staple, polenta, is put firmly in the spotlight at this charming restaurant in the heart of bustling Soho. The cornmeal-based, gluten-free food associated with peasant cuisine of Northern Italy features in many forms as part of the inventive menu, from starters to muffins.

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Typical meal price: From £25.00 (USD36.66) per diner

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La Polenteria

64 Old Compton Street
Public transport:
Piccadilly Circus, Underground
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 25 reviews

Top 5 reviews of La Polenteria

5.0 out of 5 13 May 2016
by Jon W.

Great meal! This is the first time my wife has been able to order from the menu without parsing for what was's all gluten-free.more

4.0 out of 5 11 March 2016
by Joshua Q.

Excellent pasta, excellent polenta, and a staff that really cares about the quality of the food and their service. We had an excellent vegan meal and they made sure our daughter had something she liked as well. It was nice to have so many Italian's helping us:)more

3.0 out of 5 12 February 2016
by Caroline L.

The outside window always made me want to walk in. Polentaria specialize in polenta dishes (who knew) and it's good.

I went there for lunch and ordered the polenta gnocci with truffle and it was delicious. I was a bit disappointed by the portions at start but it was actually the perfect quantity for a main (polenta is very filling).

Nice service but I have to say a bit overpriced for what it...more

5.0 out of 5 31 October 2015
by Rachel O.

Coeliacs and vegetarians/vegans alike, rejoice! La Polentaria has it all. Extensive wine list, accommodating and helpful staff, a creative menu, and a really authentic Italian vibe.

Never in my life have I seen the humble polenta dressed up so well. Try the gnocchi - you won't regret it! I was overwhelmed with the presentation of the dishes, so much so that I ordered a starter and two...more

5.0 out of 5 14 June 2015
by Izzy K.

Together with my friend I was the lucky winner of the Sagitter One competition during the Yelp Mad Scientist Soiree, which brought us for a dinner to La Polenteria.

Being a huge fan of Italian cuisine but having tried only supermarket polenta before and not being convinced I really had liked it, I was really looking forward to having 'a proper one' to see if it'd change my mind.

And I...more

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