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Orso Restaurant

About Orso Restaurant

Seeking Orso restaurant in the heart of London's Covent Garden? Find the understated etched-glass doors, make your way down the terrazzo stairs and emerge center stage in a scene right out of 1950's Milan. A zillion black and white photographs of film and theatre actors star the pale terracotta walls, colourful glazed Italian crockery gives a trattoria feel, and flattering lighting and soft colours give the theatrical vintage A-list clientele a gentle glow. A sparkling hubbub fills the air. Orso is a long-running, sophisticated hit serving modern Italian country cuisine with major buzz pre and post theatre. Truly Italian, the menu changes daily with the market, the wine list's entirely Italian except for the fizz. The pizza assortment suits all-day grazing. Bienvenido, bella.

There is a 2 hour turn around on all tables.

Sample a la carte


- Parma ham and wild rocket salad with shaved Parmesan
- Roast veal with tuna sauce and capers
- Dandelion, broad bean, cherry tomato and shaved Pecorino salad
- Steamed wild mussels with garlic, parsley, hot pepper and tomato

Main Course

- Roast halibut with braised fennel, herbs and lemon
- Venison steaks with cranberries and roast potatoes
- Linguine with tiger prawns, garlic, parsley, tomato and white wine
- Grilled corn fed chicken with marinated tomatoes, black olives and Rosemary
- Grilled Sirloin steak with cherry tomatoes, garlic potatoes and Piquant sauce


- Orange and mascarpone cheesecake with marinated plums
- Soft pecorino with pear
- Gorgonzola with mascarpone
- Hazelnut cake with vanilla sauce

Additional Information


27 Wellington Street, WC2E 7DA

Nearest tube:

Covent Garden

Average Price:

£35 - £44

Opening times:

Mon - Sun 12pm - Midnight

Dress Code:


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