The best private dining rooms at Italian restaurants in London

There’s a plethora of Italian eateries all around The Capital, many of which have private party rooms and semi-private event spaces in which to entertain. These range from traditional restaurants that have been around since Italian was ‘new’ in the 70’s to iconic Michelin starred eateries, independent trattoria and modern Italian destination dining.

Often named London’s favourite and most popular foreign cuisine, it’s now so much part of the British DNA many of us think of lasagne, spaghetti carbonara and pizza as every day staples. Yet few of us are able to compete with London’s top Italian chefs – making their own pasta, sourcing their own beautiful antipasti delicacies direct from the Italian regions and lovingly balancing traditional flavours. It’s a delight to entertain guests with such delicately crafted and crowd-pleasing favourites, whether for a corporate bash or personal celebration.

Top Tip: Look out for different Italian dining styles when booking your events. There are many Italian restaurants in London that serve sharing dishes such as antipasti, big bowls of pasta and slow cooked meat feasts in their private rooms or just one type of dish – steak for instance. These can prove great fun, ice breakers and ambience enhancers!

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The River Cafe
Italian |
Seats up to 18 |
£95+ per person

The private dining room at the legendary River Cafe in Hammersmith can accommodate between 10 – 18 seated guests.

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Murano London by Angela Hartnett
Modern Italian/European |
Seats up to 12 |
£100+ per person

The Chef’s Table private dining room at Michelin-starred Angela Hartnett at Murano Italian restaurant in Mayfair seats up to 12 guests.

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Scalini London
Authentic Italian |
Seats up to 26 |
£60+ per person

Scallini London is located in the heart of Chelsea and has been serving its authentic Italian cuisine since 1988. This popular Italian restaurant occupies a three-story Georgian townhouse and has a private dining room seating up to 26 guests.

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Margot Restaurant
Classic Italian |
Seats up to 32 |
£70+ per person

The Club Room on the lower ground floor of Margot Italian restaurant at Great Queen Street in Covent Garden seats up to 32 guests for private dining events.

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Luca
British Seasonal Ingredients Through An Italian Lens |
Seats up to 20 |
£90+ per person

The three beautiful private dining rooms at Luca Italian restaurant in Clerkenwell are suitable for a variety of functions and can respectively accommodate up to 8, 10 and 20 seated guests.

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Sartoria
Italian |
Seats up to 50 |
£55+ per person

Sartoria in Savile Row has two elegant private dining rooms; both seating up to 25 guests or up to 50 when combined. For more intimate private dining events, The Wine Room seats up to 6 guests.

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Azzurra
Italian Seafood |
Seats up to 100 |
£90+ per person

The private dining room at Azzurra Italian Seafood restaurant on Sloane Street in Chelsea seats up to 20 guests and is also available for standing drinks receptions of up to 50 guests.

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Bricco e Bacco
Sicilian Italian & Steak |
Seats up to 40 |
£85+ per person

Bricco e Bacco Italian restaurannt on Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia has two private dining event spaces. The ground floor private dining area seats up to 16 guests and the Basement Bar & Party Room can accommodate up to 40 seated guests or up to 50 guests for standing drinks receptions.

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Bocconcino Soho
Italian |
Seats up to 25 |
£70+ per person

The Sotto Bar private dining room at Bocconcino Soho Italian restaurant seats up to 25 guests and is also the perfect event space for standing drinks & canapés receptions of up to 30 guests.

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Bocca di Lupo
Regional Italian Cuisine |
Seats up to 30 |
£50+ per person

The Remus Room at Soho’s Bocca di Lupo can accommodate 12 – 32 seated dining guests and up to 42 for standing receptions..

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Da Henrietta Restaurant
Italian |
Seats up to 80 |
£60+ per person

Located in the heart of Covent Garden, the private dining room at the Da Henrietta Restaurant seats up to 30 guests and is also available for standing drinks events of up to 35 guests. Restaurant exclusive hire is also available for up to 60 seated or for 80 standing guests for drinks receptions.

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Bardo St James’s
Modern Italian |
Seats up to 120 |
£120+ per person

The private dining room at Bardo St. James’s Italian restaurant on Suffolk Place – between Piccadilly & Trafalgar Square in London’s West End – seats up to 16 guests. Other private event spaces can accommodate 25 – 120 seated guests or 50 – 300 guests for standing drinks events.

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