Novikov - Italian Restaurant

4.5
865 reviews
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
Italian Restaurant The Italian Restaurant has a modern but elegant feel, complete with an imposing wood-fired oven, suede wall panelling, handmade Moroccan tiles, mirrors in solid oak frames and chandeliers with candles. Complex, state-of-the-art lighting systems can change the atmosphere from sunrise to sunset, from season to season. It offers regional Italian fare with a contemporary twist. Created by Marco Torri, the menu comprises a superb assortment of antipasti, Tartare di Salmone o Tonno and Carpaccio di Manzo among them, followed by a selection of homemade pasta. Fish dishes are of the calibre of Branzino Arrosto con Caponata (Roasted Wild Sea Bass Fillet served with Sweet & Sour Sicilian Vegetables), whilst meat includes Piccione al Forno con Cavolo Nero (Oven-roasted Pigeon with Sautéed Cavolo Nero).
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great pasta and great steak. We will come back again soon.

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PG
Miami
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service, definitely will try to come back!

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FD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

We were really excited to try this restaurant and celebrate my birthday here. However, we waited 2 hours for our main course, while the waiter told us 4 times that it was ready. (We ordered only 2 pasta dishes and a salmon tartar. ) The service was below expectations as well. Another small detail that we noticed was that the music playlist got interrupted ( by what we thought were advertisements ). A big disappointment

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A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place with incredible cuisine and very polite staff.

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F
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my birthday and they made the whole experience very special :)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was fantastic food as always majestic

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TA
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Novikov is a giant restaurant located in the heart of Mayfair. It has an Italian themed restaurant, Asian restaurant and night club all under one roof. The crowd is loud and raucous- this is not the place for a quiet dinner or for conversation. This is a place to see and be seen. If the large group of security at the front door doesn’t tip you off to the clubby feel of the place the booming music being played throughout this giant place will leave no doubts. This place could best be described as a nightclub with a couple of good restaurants inside.

Novikov does a brisk business. You will be seated and served very quickly. As an example, our buratta and tomato appetizer arrived at our table three minutes after placing the order....subsequent courses all arrived within 8 minutes of us placing the order. We tried to slow them down by waiting a bit before ordering another course - but this didn’t work....as soon as we ordered a new course - boom our food showed up.
The servers were polite but very inexperienced. Courses were set down with no explanation. Plates were removed literally as you finished your last bite. We ordered a nice bottle of wine that arrived warm....and watched our young server drip wine down the sides of our glasses and into the tablecloth. Apparently no one had shown him how to pour a glass of wine. Again - they were very polite and diligent.

The food was very good but not great. All of our courses were well executed but lacked the subtlety and finesse that you would expect from a meal at this price point.

There are so many great options in this part of Mayfair so if you are in the mood for fine dining - I can’t recommend Novikov, but if you are looking for a place to see and be seen - this is the spot for you.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good food and ambience.
Service was a bit over the top.
We were constantly asked if we had finished a course or wanted more drinks.
A little OTT but a lovely restaurant nonetheless.
We ate at the Italian part of the restaurant. We will try the Asian food next time.

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FG
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The place is spectacular starting with the ambience and the service. Food quality is excellent. Would come back next time I’m visiting London

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

We were sat at a pretty crap table, in an area where there was a lot of staff milling around.... a pretty rubbish table sort of stuck on the edge of the restaurant. We checked in at 8.30 and at 8.55 I had to ask somebody for a drink...... that should of been offered as soon as we sat down! Eventually our order was taken. We had to ask on several occasions for drinks as the service was terrible. At the money this restaurant charges I would of expected a dedicated waiter, but it was very poor service. I told the receptionist at the end of the night afternwe had paid that the service was very poor but frankly she was not interested...... I told the waiter that it was my daughters birthday but again no interest, despite other diners being sung too and a desert offered....

All in all a very expensive and very disappointing experience. We wont be going back.

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LN
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

I would come again for the food but the service was very poor maybe language barrier or I'm not sure why .. I ask for ice... The 3rd waiter will bring it .. not the 1st or 2nd time. .. price was abit steep service is poor but maybe prices is just the value of the food and chef . Will come again but not the same recommending it to anyone.. I will get in trouble..

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MM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic resuturant, great ambience.
I found the staff to be very friendly, however as I was early to the table, my friend experienced some problem getting into the restaurant which was a slight shame. Food was great. Drinks had character.

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OA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good choice .. nice stuff nice atmosphere

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j
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice Restuarant. Excellent staff and service. Food nice but not memorable.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Music too loud but staff was friendly. Wine poured too quickly.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wife’s birthday & all aspect of the evening dining experiment with our high expectations. Thoroughly enjoyable occasion.

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EA
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, very generous portions. Great decor. Aubergine Parmigiana is enough for two and very tasty. Tiramisu was a winner. Very busy and a bit noisy towards the end of our meal but didn't stop our enjoyment.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Our first waiter who seems to be manager or something, he treated us with such a disrespect when we wanted to order. It was the only thing what we didn’t like in this place and it makes us a bit disappointment because it happened in the first 10 minutes and it makes the whole night a bit uncomfortable.. the other waiters were lovely and helpfull.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Ambience was “very - very” loud while the tables were close enough to touch the elbows of the fellow guest.

Hostess was “stone faced” and changed our table to a worse location, probably after she noticed we were brown people.

It’s wasn’t fine dining or even casual. It was just a waste of an evening.

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A restaurant with beautiful decor and exemplary service, you get what you pay for I guess.
I am not the biggest fan of Italian food but this was a tasty experience.

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KM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lobster linguine was excellent. Wine is overpriced like most of these establishments but the service is delightful.

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A
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super busy but very accommodating, despite how busy they were on a Saturday night. Food and drinks were beyond great! Staff was welcoming and very attentive and overall service was outstanding.

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JS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

The service was slow and not friendly
The food was amazing

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KA
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Ambiance is nice but food, service and value for money very poor. Our expectations were high but unfortunately it didn’t reach our expectations at all. Also if your table is close to the open kitchen you hear the bass of the club downstairs. I would not recommend this for authentic Italian food

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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and ambience. Lovely staff and a small surprise for my birthday made my day. I will definitely visit Novikov again.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Italian Michelin restaurant in London, good atmosphere, excellent food.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Overpriced for mediocre food, and i’m being generous with that statement

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m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Sempre magnifico come sempre!
Personale accogliente e gentile e dalla cucina solo spettacolo! Veramente complimenti.
Finalmente posso dire: Novikov non solo Asiatico!
Bravi.

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YS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere
Very nice service
Very nice food

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K
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great food. Great service.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Excellent food and amazing ambience

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

The music was very loud!!! So noisy

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lunch menu is superb value - £30 for 4 courses and surprisingly large dishes!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Possibly our best dining experience ever! The service was better than five stars, but that’s all I could give. It’s an experience not to be missed!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter Matteo was the best part of our dining experience.

Some of the food was excellent, most notably the seafood soup Matteo recommended.

However, the ambience, while hip and happening, didn’t suit me. The lighting at the table was too dim for my ageing eyes, and on hindsight I thought the bill was high.

For the right clientele it is undoubtedly a great place to dine. I saw many people having a fun time around us, but it’s not for me.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly welcoming greeting, service was great, food did not take long to arrive. Food tasted amazing!
Happy days!

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DB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Very expensive and very poor service will not return

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ST
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Really great venue but a little pricey. The service is very professional and they were all very friendly.

Food and wine selections were also super.

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food quality, ambience and service.

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect , ideal for celebrations. Loved everything .

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