After its success in Londons new Westfield centre, Kitchen Italia has brought its winning formula to the middle of Covent Gardens bustling Seven Dials. Based around the idea of a modern and cosy all-day cantina, Kitchen Italia is an affordable and stylish spot to enjoy pre-theatre meals, post-shopping snacks and to celebrate with friends. The downstairs dining room is sleek and industrial-chic featuring a cream colour scheme, vaulted ceilings, blonde wooden bench seating and leather booths. The star of the show however is the kitchens comforting menu which includes everything from macaroni cheese and char-grilled pizzas to dishes such as the tiger prawn, chilli and garlic taglioni and the pumpkin gnocchi drizzled with sage butter.
£25 and under
I first went here a few years ago with my Mum as she'd been here with her friend and the food was nice and as we had our Taste card, we thought we'd go here for some cheap eats. The food was nice and the service was okay but not very quicky or efficient and it wasn't particularly busy.
If I was basing it on that visit, the review would be 3 stars but fast forward it to a month ago and...more
Nothing special. It's basic Italian food at an okay price.
For starters, we had garlic foccacia, which was generous in portion but lacking in flavor, as well as the risotto balls, which were a nice texture, but the flavors somehow weren't entirely complementary.
I had the carbonara, and have definitely had better. My friend had the asparagus gnocci, and i thought they were a bit too large...more
ok - nothing amazing, but definitely nothing terrible.
went here with a group of 5 of us on a saturday night. place was surprisingly empty for being the middle of covent garden.
love the different olive oils they put out on the table while you wait for your food.
i had the crab linguini - a bit lacking for flavor, but still good. the meat plate we had to start was nice as well.
If you want cheap, really good food Kitchen Italia is the place for you. The vongole and the king prawn pasta are both fantastic, as is the five cheese pizza bread. Although reminiscent of Wagamamas this place is certainly more refined with a wide array of flavoured oils and fresh basil to dress your pasta. Also this place is a little hidden and so is very rarely busy, perfect on a Friday or...more
We came here on a last min.com dinner and theatre special. I think it's def one of the better restaurant combo.
The decor was a lot nicer than expected. It's downstairs so you won't get much mobile service.
The food is okay. Definitely good for the offer but I don't think I'll be back by choice.more