Rossopomodoro

Price guide: Budget

50-52 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9EP

Price guide: Budget

Rossopomodoro Covent Garden

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#114 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:3.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.8
3.8
Ambience:
3
3.0
Service:
3
3.0
Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Business travellers, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Stag / hen parties, No fuss, People watching, Relaxation, Shopping

Expert review of Rossopomodoro

Sometimes only pizza will do, and the most authentic Neapolitan pizza in London is found here.

With 80-or-so branches internationally, Rossopomodoro is no mamma and papa operation, but an insistence on using the gourmet ingredients of Campania sets it well above the British and American chains in my view.

Food and drink: 

The menu is littered with acronyms like TSG (Traditional Speciality Guaranteed) and DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta in Italian, or Protected Designation of Origin). The specifics of such labels may seem confusing but they are EU-recognised and underline the reliable quality and sourcing of key ingredients such as the fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese, extra virgin oil, San Marzano tomatoes – and the pizza napoli itself. Rossopomodoro’s all-Italian wine list is helpfully brief. I love the fact that you can have a caffè alla bufala (double espresso with buffalo milk cream, whipped cream and cocoa), or coffee with Nutella.

Ambience: 

Cheerful red awnings hide a sizeable restaurant with tables set around a pizza making area. It attracts a mix of local workers, families and tourists.

Service: 

A little too pushy in its efforts to upsell, but friendly and welcoming.

Location: 

Usefully set between Leicester Square and Covent Garden, so handy for shopping trips and nights on the town.

Price advice: 

Weekday lunchtimes see a deal of any pizza, pasta or main course salad plus a drink for £8.99. Otherwise pizzas range from £6-£15, pasta dishes from £8.50-£10 and other main courses from £10.50-£18. Wines start at £15 a bottle.

Other useful branches: 

There are other well placed branches of Rossopomodoro on the Fulham Road and in Notting Hill – see the website for details.

More information on Rossopomodoro:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Pizzeria, Restaurant
Food:
Italian, Pizza
Address:
50-52 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9EP
Telephone:
020 7240 9095
Website:
http://www.rossopomodoro.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sun noon-11.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Pasta, slow food, Neapolitan

Have you been to Rossopomodoro? Would you recommended it?