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Bar Italia

  • 22 Frith St. Map It
  • Soho
  • Café

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

This legendary Italian coffee bar on Frith Street is Soho's unofficial beating heart and a 22-hours-a-day institution. Established in 1949 during the Italian coffee bar craze and still run by the founding Polledri family, today most regulars grab an espresso or frothy cappuccino made from the vintage Gaggia coffee machine, and wolf down a slice of pizza, bacon sandwich, or chocolate cake at one of the mirrored bar counters. The walls are plastered with photos of Italian opera singers, movie legends, and '50s world boxing champs, and it is the best spot in London to watch Italy play during the World Cup.

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22 Frith St., London, W1D 4RF, England

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Published 08/30/2016


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