Borough Market **
If you are a food lover, go here! It will be heaven! One of the largest and oldest food markets in London selling a large variety of gourmet foods from all over the world. It is split into 2 parts selling savory breads, cheeses, meats, sauces & spreads, produce, juices and desserts. Definitely come here hungry because you will sample a variety of amazing homemade food. Then venture to the lunch stands to buy an ethnically delicious meal. The lunch stands cover all cuisines- Italian, Indian, Caribbean, Asian, Mediterranean, to much much more. My favorite lunch spots are Soul Food (Carribean), La Tua Pasta (Itallian), Kappacasein (gourmet grilled cheese). Also sample the pesto spread at Borough Olives, soo good. Open Wednesday through Saturday, but beware it does get pretty busy.
One of Jamie Oliver's (famous British chef) restaurants. The Italian dishes are on the lighter side as Jamie has opted to only use fresh and healthy ingredients sourced from Italy. The menu is quite extensive so this is a good place for picky eaters.
Trendy atmosphere with industrial decor, serving fresh and homemade Italian food. I recommend getting a few pizzas to share with the table.
A chain restaurant located throughout London. The menu offers many different options to prepare your pizza, from classic to calzone to romana. There is even a section of pizzas under 500 calories with a side salad placed in the middle of the pizza. Great gluten free options as well (gluten free pizza dough). I recommend going here with a big group looking for a fun dinner out but not too expensive.
Great trendy, casual restaurant if you are looking for authentic Italian pizza. All ingredients are imported straight from Italy. There are 8 locations throughout London.
One of Jamie Oliver's (famous British chef) restaurants. Located right in the heart of the Covent Garden Jubilee market. Union Jacks serves a healthier British cuisine using artisan and organic ingredients. The wood-fired pizza and salads were very good.
My favorite Italian restaurant in London! It is off the beaten path and south of the Thames River but definitely worth the trip if you have time (get off at London Bridge station and it's a 10 min walk). The menu changes weekly due to what's fresh and seasonal. Be adventurous here because everything you will get is mouthwatering. The bread and pasta are made in house; and all the mains (fishes, meats, seafood) are prepared very creatively and tastes superb.