To all our customers old and new, many thanks for your custom and we would to say Buon Natale to you and yours and look forward to seeing you all again in 2011
Bar Italia Christmas opening times
Dec 24th – Close at 6pm
Dec 25th – Closed
Dec 26th – Closed
Dec 27th – Open at 8am
Jan 1st – Open at 9am
Star of the film ‘London to Brighton’ and ‘This Is England ’86′ , actor Johnny Harris is a familiar face in Bar Italia. A real gentleman with a fine taste in neck scarves!
On Saturday 11th of December we will be showing the ‘GR8 Britain Versus The World’ boxing event from Sky Box Office. Some great bouts on offer with DeGale vs Smith and Amir Khan in a World Title Bid. All starts at 8pm, get here early…Seconds out!
Congratulations to Bar Italia regular Tracie Bennett for her performance in the role of Judy Garland in the show ‘End Of The Rainbow’ at The Trafalgar Studios on Whitehall. Salut Tracie!
The mistletoe is up in the bar, so it’s ‘pucker up’ time. Who’s first? From a queue please….
The story of the Bar from 1949 and of the Polledri family is told in this fascinating brochure available from Bar Italia priced £6.00. Just ask one of our staff for a copy
Londons ONLY dedicated scooter club meet every sunday at 6pm at the iconic Bar Italia in Soho. Expect plenty of coffee and scenic rideouts throught London
The Panettone and decorations are up in Bar Italia, so Christmas can now begin!
We were very pleased to see cycling olympic gold medallist and Sky Tour de France rider Bradley Wiggins in the Bar recently. Here his pictured with Antony
Dini is a well known face at Bar Italia as one of our Baristas. Here is he is with ex World Champion boxer Joe Calzaghe at a recent function. Ring that bell Dini…Round one!
Musician and Bar Italia regular Dave Stewart is planning a musical based on us. Still early days, but the story has made the press with features on the BBC and this one in last week’s Times newspaper
Singer Tony Christie was in the Bar recently taking part in a photo shoot for his new Single ‘Nobody In The World’ which was released by the label Acid Jazz. A new album ‘Now Is The Time’ from Tony will be released in Jan/Feb 2011. (by the way good to see Luca in the reflection in the mirror)
Elena Salvoni, 90, has worked in the restaurant trade for 70 years and is the best known Maitre D’ in Soho.
She has been hosting ‘Elena’s Lunches’ at our sister restaurant Little Italy (next door at 21 Frith Street) for the past couple of months. She is pictured here in the middle with Madness lead singer Suggs and his Mum at the very first one in October.
For the date of the next ’Elena’s Lunch’ and to reserve a table, please call on 020 7734 4737
For more information on Elena and her fascinating life, please follow this link…
Well known London artist Ed Gray is currently working on a painting of Bar Italia, which will be finished in the Sping/Summer of 2011. Ed kindly allowed us a sneak preview of some of his sketches that are being worked in to the main project.
BAR ITALIA – VOTED AS LONDON COFFEE SHOP OF THE YEAR 2010!
We were delighted to be voted as the London Coffee Shop of the year 2010 in the London Lifestyle Awards Grazie to all those who voted for us