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ITALIN. 21 Frith Street, Soho, W1 Tel: +44 (0)20 7734 4737. (Tottenham Court Road tube). Open 'til late: 4am. Sunday 'til midnight.

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      15.04.2011 15:33
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      avoid avoid avoid

      Never never ever again!
      It was my friend birthday on Tuesday 12/5/12 we found the bar staff rude. Bouncers are rude. She was dancing and one bouncer came up to her saying he don't like the way she dance, ( why do we need to go dance class to dance in such place) she ignored him ,he pushed and hold her from the neck throwing her outside. I was like what is going on!! i asked what happen, i got thrown too out side he pushed and touched me and we are GIRLS.. police came but it was nearly closing time, they closed quickly and run off, We are pressing charges. He is being rude racist to my friend calling her a man! maybe they need to ask people how they dance before letting them in!! RUDE RUDE Staff. Even asking for a manager we wasn't allowed to see him! how rude the bouncers can be!! Avoid at all costs this places , drinks are pricey and staff are clever filling the glass with lots of ice and less drink. I spoke to the manager on phone next day , whom said he can't do nothing and he was backing his own staff, he even refused to watch the CCTV to see that we didn't do anything. Big mistake going there , Avoid this place at all cost , avoid avoid!!

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        13.10.2009 11:32
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        Go to any number of other Italian Eateries in Soho

        I went to Little Italy a few months ago with my girlfriend and have mixed feelings about the place. Situated on Soho's Frith Street it is the heart of a really buzzy and lively area of London. An area in which you are spoilt for choice for dining, especially with Italian restaurants, you have to be doing something right to survive. Little Italy is a restaurant, bar and club. In the latter two it succeeds, in the former, not so.

        As a restaurant, the first thing you'll notice is the abundance of staff waiting to wait on you but somehow unwilling to do so or be helpful. Then there is the food itself, which is grotesquely overpriced at about £30 per head excluding drinks. The bruchetta was like oiled cardboard and our main meat dish favouring better but still fairly bland. So much so I can't even remember what meat it was, probably beef but not a good advertisement for a restaurant!

        The place is also very noisy as just around the corner in the same room is the bar and then club. If you're trying to have a conversation it can prove difficult given the din. Competing with Beyonce can be tricky, believe me! This may have been because it was a Friday night and weeknights are unlikely to be as crowded or lively, but even so.

        So once an uninspired dinner is complete, things begin to look up because as a bar and club, it's actually pretty decent fun. Drinks are still overpriced but we had a good dance in the compact but well spirited dance floor. Songs ranged from any pop hit from 80's to current and proved to be good entertainment.

        I would suggest coming here for a drink and dance if you want to avoid the bigger venues central London has to offer, but avoid eating here. You'll only be disappointed.

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        04.05.2007 02:58
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        Be careful when dining here. The menu does not show all the charges!

        Went in, with my partner. Excellent lay out and lots of on hand staff very interested in themselves. We ordered £30 meal. And got charge £60. Lots of hidden charges which they do not show on menu including four cover charges - one for coffee, one for the starter, one for the table and another for the alcohol. Bad food and total rip-off.

        The waitress was more interested in her attire than the customers!

        Would be suprised if this restaurant lasts the year!

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          25.06.2001 23:50
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          Little Italy in Soho should be really nice and normally I would recommend it to you. But I got food poisoning on my last trip there, so a word of warning (I suspect the cured beef in truffle oil). I had the set menu, which for £30 is quite expensive. There was bruschetta and olives while we mulled over the menu, four or five starters, four or five main courses, dessert was plates of cake and ice cream for you to help yourself (FAR too much) and coffee to finish. The set menu and the food were very nice (apart from the beef). Main coure was lamb, beautifully done. The menu doesn't cater that well for vegetarians, however - they were restricted to the tagliatelle for main course. The service was friendly enough, and you can take your time over the meal. Later on, they move a few chairs and tables away and everyone has a bit of a dance, which can get quite messy. Little Italy is worth trying. It's fun, good and expensive. But the beef is off.

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            12.09.2000 03:03
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            This little restaurant hides among the bars and pubs of soho but when you walk through the groovy little bar, down the stairs into the restaurant, you enter a whole new world. The staff are all italian and as good-looking as you would expect, and they are attentive to your every need. The manager is quite a character and is always checking up to see if you are happy. The menu is sadly limited but the food is pretty damn good so i guess that makes up for it. I am told that the seafood dishes, especially the prawns, are stunning... but to be honest, thats not my cuppa tea. The best thing about Little Italy is that they are not in a hurry. At the weekends, they have an official closing time in the early hours of the morning but it seems to me that you could never outstay your welcome (as long as you are still spending money!). Actually, this laid back approach began to annoy me a bit because after we had eaten the nibbly bits and drunk about 8 bottles of wine, i was feeling quite incredibly hungry but the manager kept coming along and telling us not to be in a hurry to order our food. Doh. Like all italian restaurants, the best dish in my eyes, has to be the tiramisu.... how predictable am i? So, if you fancy a bite when you are in soho, and don't have to rush off anywhere... take a trip into the mellow italian life.

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