Il Primo opened its doors in June 2016 and is already becoming one of North London’s most talked of Italian Restaurants. Located in leafy Belsize Park, as you step into Il Primo you will be enchanted by decor that evokes the allure and romance of mid 20th-century Italy.
We have created one of London’s most striking and beautiful Italian dining rooms. Our restaurant’s decor combines chic minimalism with the decadence of sumptuous fabrics, stylish chandeliers, vintage mirrors and evocative Italian paintings. The looks is intimate, yet stylish and full of charm and personality.
The warmth, passion and friendliness of Il Primo’s staff really do bring the atmosphere of a quintessential Italian neighbourhood restaurant to London, where you will receive a genuine welcome from the heart from and personal service from the owner herself.
Our menu takes you a tour of the regions of Italy with flavours that scream freshness and a genuine Italian talent at play in the kitchen.
With a fantastic selection of the Italian fundamentals of vibrant antipasti, pastas that are made fresh on site. Our fish and meat dishes use the finest Italian ingredients, local produce and authentic regional recipes to seduce your tastebuds!
To drink, there’s an enticing selection of cocktails and an impressive all-Italian wine list and for those with a sweet tooth our delightful Italian desserts will not disappoint! Our friendly staff and chefs look forward to welcoming you soon at Il Primo.
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“Stumbled across this new restaurant on Friday evening and was tempted in by lovely decor and fair prices for a menu which looked good. Service was great from start to finish; the waiters were all Italian and really knew their stuff and waited on us with just the right level of friendliness and professionalism. The owner is a charming lady who was wonderfully friendly too. On looking around, fellow diners seemed relaxed and equally as enchanted with the experience. An absolute gem – cannot wait to return”
Reserve By Phone
To make a reservation, please call us at 020 7586 4755 between 12noon-22:30pm Tuesday to Sunday. Mondays we are closed but you are welcome to leave us a voicemail with your requirements and we will get back to you on the next working day!
We do not book the bar area – we leave this for walk-in guests to ensure that we always offer some tables for those who have not booked.
Private Dining & Events
Whatever your event or celebration, we are here to make your special day a truly memorable one. Il Primo’s private dining experts are more than happy to create custom floral arrangements and arrange for guests to meet Chef Moise during the course of their meal. For parties of 8-12 we have the roastery table which is available for private hire.