The history of how Italian restaurants became popular in London goes back as far as the 18th century. A large amount of Italians lived in the London areas Clerkenwell & Holborn in London, they were mostly educated political refugees. The first Italian restaurant in London, that is on record is from 1773.
If you’re looking for consistently delicious Italian food try Tempo in the heart of Mayfair who have received many plaudits from the press for the quality and originality of their food, most recently being described by The Independent, along with the River Café as one of the "Inspirational Italians".
Don’t forget to try out some gelato!
Italy - The home of Pizza and Pasta. A vibrant and exciting Italian dining scene is evident throughout London and as a result, it is often necessary that you book well in advance before dining at one of these restaurants.