Sunday: 10:00 - 22:00Monday: 11:30 - 23:00Tuesday: 11:30 - 23:00Wednesday: 11:30 - 23:00Thursday: 11:30 - 23:00Friday: 11:30 - 23:00Saturday: 10:00 - 23:00
Nearest StationOxford Circus
020 7734 4479
POLPO is a bàcaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young Italian wines. Offering tasty small plates, Prosecco and Spritz in a setting that reflects the gloriously faded elegance of Venice, and the of charms of its backstreet wine bars. It’s Beak Street branch was it’s first and a lovely and remarkable coincidence that the building was once home to the Venetian painter Canaletto. There is a blue plaque on the wall to commemorate this. The restaurants also has a separate bar area which is a great clandestine destination in its own right for drinks and a snack, or as a handy place to hang out while you are waiting for your friends to join you. POLPO has received the Michelin Guide's Bib Gourmand for the last six consecutive years.
All round amazing experience.
Great service, great food, great ambiance and even more great....they accommodated four of us plus my dog at short notice so close to the festive season.
Regularly changing Venetian/north Italian menu with a few regular gems as constant items.
Good short wine list and a short list of robust great-tasting cocktails to start, maintain or end your meal.
5 out of 5.
Lovely warm food, but portion is on the small side. We basically enjoyed everything we ordered, Frito Misto is a must! Overall a bit overpriced in my opinion, but would visit again when I crave having Venetian food.
Nice array of little dishes. Plus a main menu. Sit down or bar stools very eclectic Reasonable prices for Soho and quality of food is good. Reminds me of Trattorias back in the villages in Italy
Went here on the back of two separate recommendations. Had dinner Aaron's 6 pm before a theatre performance. Cosy place and nice atmosphere. Italian style small sharing plates. The two of us had four plates between us and that was sufficient. Tasty food. Service could have been a bit faster, especially when it came to paying. Overall a good spot and would go again.
I came here years ago and remember loving. Either it has deteriorated or the general standard in London has risen. Maybe both but certainly the latter I'd say. Wine and food just seemed a bit of a let down this time.