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2 for 1 at Giuseppe's

All bookings need to be made at least 2 hours in advance before dining. This restaurant is closed on Sundays.

Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano is one of the South Banks oldest family run Italian restaurants. Using only the finest ingredients from literally across the road at Borough Market, the menu is inspired by dishes from every region of Italy whilst remaining harmoniously in tune with the seasons.

There is something for everyone at Giuseppes, with favourites including delicious Italian pastas, meat, chicken & fish dishes and of course not forgetting tasty homemade desserts!

The friendly front-of-house staff create an atmosphere in which all wish to dine, and will help with any queries you might have.

Book now and enjoy a fantastic dining experience!

Important Information

Please Note: ONLY TELEPHONE BOOKINGS ARE ACCEPTED. Any online bookings WILL NOT be eligible for discount and your tastecard WILL BE REFUSED. Only ONE tastecard can be used per group or booking, tables cannot be split to accommodate more tastecards.

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J said "Great Quantity And Quality
Yummy food and good quantity"
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Emilie said
" Excellent huge portions"
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Davinder said "A little gem
Found this place accidently while walking about, very traditional Italian ,the service was great..."
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Ggeek said
" Great restaurant, have been a couple of times now and cannot fault the food, atmosphere and..."
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" Great"
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Louise said
" Fantastic food and atmosphere"
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Ejtmaywhamp said
" Good food but probably not worth the prices - £11 for a bowl of pasta is a bit steep. Half price..."
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" Good food.....would go back"
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Charles said "Last minute booking - good food
Made a last minute booking, but they made a effort and slotted us in with the tastecard. Pasta..."
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Han_mac said
" We were treated really badly for having a taste card, even though we had phoned in advance to..."
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emma said "bad service
Food was awful ans service bad.
I rang the same day to book- clearly stated on the phone..."
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Jenny said "Dreadful place
Absolutely awful place! This is not the place to go if you do not wish to be treated like a..."
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Amy said "Yummy cuttlefish ink pasta!
Found Giuseppe's listed as a "NEW" restaurant accepting Tastecard. We're..."
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Nixon said "Thank you.
I enjoyed my visit at the restaurant. The food was delicious, great ambience and very..."
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Ellie said
" Delicious food and a very authentic feel. Very enjoyable and great value, Giuseppe's may..."
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Charlotte said
" Fantastic food and service. Will certainly be going again."
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Ben said "Authentic
1st time of making use if my card and it was so easy. Called beforehand and was advised the..."
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Albert said
" Amazing food, quality and service!

Very friendly service and the food is very..."
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Sarah said "What a Gem !
Walked in on the off chance that they could fit us in. Very friendly & even though they were..."
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Vicki said "Excellent food and service.
Went there on a busy Saturday night and couldn't fault how we were treated or what we..."
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D said
" Customer service could have been better. So difficult to use the taste card. They gave me a long..."
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  • J said: "Great Quantity And Quality
    Yummy food and good quantity "
    Posted 4 months, 6 days ago...
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  • Emilie said:
    " Excellent huge portions "
    Posted 5 months, 22 days ago...
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  • Davinder said: "A little gem
    Found this place accidently while walking about, very traditional Italian ,the service was great and dishes explained well and asked if anyone was allergic to certain ingredients! "
    Posted 6 months ago...
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  • Ggeek said:
    " Great restaurant, have been a couple of times now and cannot fault the food, atmosphere and authenticity. Great evening with some good live music too! Do book! "
    Posted 6 months, 25 days ago...
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  • " Great "
    Posted 11 months, 5 days ago...
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  • Louise said:
    " Fantastic food and atmosphere "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 9 days ago...
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  • Ejtmaywhamp said:
    " Good food but probably not worth the prices - £11 for a bowl of pasta is a bit steep. Half price with taste card makes it worth while. Service can be quite abrupt but on the whole fine. Nice little restaurant. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 29 days ago...
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  • " Good food.....would go back "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 28 days ago...
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  • Charles said: "Last minute booking - good food
    Made a last minute booking, but they made a effort and slotted us in with the tastecard. Pasta dishes ordered were great, nice size portions, service was good and the live performance entertaining. "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Han_mac said:
    " We were treated really badly for having a taste card, even though we had phoned in advance to book and told them so on the phone. The waiter was rude and we had to wait ages to order and then eventually get our food. It's the only time I've felt I have been told off for having a taste card! Shame as it is a cute little restaurant and the food was nice but I would definitely not recommend for taste card users. The restaurant should probably stop being part of the scheme! "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 3 days ago...
    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • emma said: "bad service
    Food was awful ans service bad.
    I rang the same day to book- clearly stated on the phone I had a tastecard, only to be told by the old man that he remembered specifically talking to me and I did not mention I had a taste card. He reluctantly let me use the card but was very challenging about it and basically calling me a liar.
    The food reminded me of something from Gordon Ramsey's bad food programme- 1970s sludge, lots of flies in the restaurant and little fruit field buzzing around the salad- literally couldn't eat the food- again when I complained I was told there were no flies... I mean... Come on!? Yuck "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 5 days ago...
    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Jenny said: "Dreadful place
    Absolutely awful place! This is not the place to go if you do not wish to be treated like a second class citizen because you have a taste card.
    It clearly says on this website that Giuseppe’s takes taste card Monday to Thursdays and Sundays. When I booked by telephone for a Tuesday night I informed them that I was booking with a taste card, I was told on the telephone that this was fine. When my friend and I arrived at the restaurant at 7.30pm I was told it was too late in the evening for me to use my taste card. When I informed the owner that this was not what he advertised on the website he very begrudgingly agreed we could use our taste card. We were then ignored for 15 minutes and no one came to take a drinks order despite the place not even being busy. To make matters worse the owner was being rude about us in Italian (because we were using taste card) to another member of staff. I speak good Italian and could understand every word he said. At this point we decided not to give them our business and left. "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 9 days ago...
    20 out of 20 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Amy said: "Yummy cuttlefish ink pasta!
    Found Giuseppe's listed as a "NEW" restaurant accepting Tastecard. We're attracted by its proximity to the Borough Market and the promise of cuttlefish ink pasta on the menu, something that I've always wanted to try. The pasta came out really lovely, with lots of seafood, dressed with rocket, lemon and marinated chopped tomatoes. Several tables next to ours also ordered various pasta dishes, and they all looked really nice, nothing like what you would normally find in high-street chains.

    I agree with many other reviewers that portion side is good at Giuseppe's. There was relaxing live music that day (Wednesday) too. The drinks could be a bit pricey (almost £5 for a large bottle of sparkling water), but overall the food was good and we'll return if we ever go near Borough Market again. "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 12 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Nixon said: "Thank you.
    I enjoyed my visit at the restaurant. The food was delicious, great ambience and very hospitable.
    I will certainly visit the restaurant and recommend to others.
    Thank you
    Nixon "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 15 days ago...
    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Ellie said:
    " Delicious food and a very authentic feel. Very enjoyable and great value, Giuseppe's may quickly become a favourite. "
    Posted 2 years, 8 months, 26 days ago...
    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Charlotte said:
    " Fantastic food and service. Will certainly be going again. "
    Posted 2 years, 10 months, 9 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Ben said: "Authentic
    1st time of making use if my card and it was so easy. Called beforehand and was advised the t's & c's. Greeted upon arrival pleasantly. The food was. Quick and delicious, after 3 lovely courses I was left wishing to go back tomorrow. The food portions were quite large. Overall, a great experience. "
    Posted 3 years, 1 month, 1 day ago...
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Albert said:
    " Amazing food, quality and service!

    Very friendly service and the food is very delicious without mentioning the size of the portion by the way this is the only restaurant which I don't feel hungry when I leave as it happens so many times in some other restaurants and a very fine Italian taste.

    I have been going there for years and it is one of the best Italians I have ever been to.

    My favourite grilled salmon and veg is amazing.

    I recommend this to anyone.

    Tip: if you use tastecard you better call in advance and book a table as it get very busy at lunch and dinner time. "
    Posted 3 years, 2 months, 27 days ago...
    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Sarah said: "What a Gem !
    Walked in on the off chance that they could fit us in. Very friendly & even though they were very busy we were lucky as we got there just before the rush.

    We ordered our mains and they brought us a lovely basket of bread and oil - when our mains arrived they were delicious!

    I had the seafood risotto which was one of the best risottos I have ever had! Even though we were full we tried the puddings - my daughter had the lemon sorbet served in a lemon and I had the homemade Tirimasu - both were yummy!

    To top it off we were brought complimentary Sambouka!

    Service was outstanding (10% is added to the bill) was very easy to use the card and we will definitely return. But will book next time in case we can’t get in as it is so popular! "
    Posted 3 years, 3 months, 6 days ago...
    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Vicki said: "Excellent food and service.
    Went there on a busy Saturday night and couldn't fault how we were treated or what we ate.

    A jazz quartet was playing which was lovely, if maybe a little loud in such a confined space.

    After them a gentleman took over the mic and proceeded to loudly murder several songs, at which point we beat a hasty retreat.

    Will definitely return but probably not on a Saturday night! "
    Posted 3 years, 4 months, 3 days ago...
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • D said:
    " Customer service could have been better. So difficult to use the taste card. They gave me a long list of rules to book and when i came they tried to say I hadnt informed them i had a card.

    Portion size was good, but there was some uncooked pasta in the dish. Overall taste was nice. "
    Posted 3 years, 5 months, 12 days ago...
    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • J said: "Great Quantity And Quality
    Yummy food and good quantity "
    Posted 4 months, 6 days ago...
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  • Emilie said:
    " Excellent huge portions "
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  • Davinder said: "A little gem
    Found this place accidently while walking about, very traditional Italian ,the service was great and dishes explained well and asked if anyone was allergic to certain ingredients! "
    Posted 6 months ago...
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  • Ggeek said:
    " Great restaurant, have been a couple of times now and cannot fault the food, atmosphere and authenticity. Great evening with some good live music too! Do book! "
    Posted 6 months, 25 days ago...
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  • " Great "
    Posted 11 months, 5 days ago...
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  • Louise said:
    " Fantastic food and atmosphere "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 9 days ago...
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  • Ejtmaywhamp said:
    " Good food but probably not worth the prices - £11 for a bowl of pasta is a bit steep. Half price with taste card makes it worth while. Service can be quite abrupt but on the whole fine. Nice little restaurant. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 29 days ago...
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  • " Good food.....would go back "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 28 days ago...
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  • Charles said: "Last minute booking - good food
    Made a last minute booking, but they made a effort and slotted us in with the tastecard. Pasta dishes ordered were great, nice size portions, service was good and the live performance entertaining. "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Han_mac said:
    " We were treated really badly for having a taste card, even though we had phoned in advance to book and told them so on the phone. The waiter was rude and we had to wait ages to order and then eventually get our food. It's the only time I've felt I have been told off for having a taste card! Shame as it is a cute little restaurant and the food was nice but I would definitely not recommend for taste card users. The restaurant should probably stop being part of the scheme! "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 3 days ago...
    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • emma said: "bad service
    Food was awful ans service bad.
    I rang the same day to book- clearly stated on the phone I had a tastecard, only to be told by the old man that he remembered specifically talking to me and I did not mention I had a taste card. He reluctantly let me use the card but was very challenging about it and basically calling me a liar.
    The food reminded me of something from Gordon Ramsey's bad food programme- 1970s sludge, lots of flies in the restaurant and little fruit field buzzing around the salad- literally couldn't eat the food- again when I complained I was told there were no flies... I mean... Come on!? Yuck "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 5 days ago...
    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Jenny said: "Dreadful place
    Absolutely awful place! This is not the place to go if you do not wish to be treated like a second class citizen because you have a taste card.
    It clearly says on this website that Giuseppe’s takes taste card Monday to Thursdays and Sundays. When I booked by telephone for a Tuesday night I informed them that I was booking with a taste card, I was told on the telephone that this was fine. When my friend and I arrived at the restaurant at 7.30pm I was told it was too late in the evening for me to use my taste card. When I informed the owner that this was not what he advertised on the website he very begrudgingly agreed we could use our taste card. We were then ignored for 15 minutes and no one came to take a drinks order despite the place not even being busy. To make matters worse the owner was being rude about us in Italian (because we were using taste card) to another member of staff. I speak good Italian and could understand every word he said. At this point we decided not to give them our business and left. "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 9 days ago...
    20 out of 20 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Amy said: "Yummy cuttlefish ink pasta!
    Found Giuseppe's listed as a "NEW" restaurant accepting Tastecard. We're attracted by its proximity to the Borough Market and the promise of cuttlefish ink pasta on the menu, something that I've always wanted to try. The pasta came out really lovely, with lots of seafood, dressed with rocket, lemon and marinated chopped tomatoes. Several tables next to ours also ordered various pasta dishes, and they all looked really nice, nothing like what you would normally find in high-street chains.

    I agree with many other reviewers that portion side is good at Giuseppe's. There was relaxing live music that day (Wednesday) too. The drinks could be a bit pricey (almost £5 for a large bottle of sparkling water), but overall the food was good and we'll return if we ever go near Borough Market again. "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 12 days ago...
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  • Nixon said: "Thank you.
    I enjoyed my visit at the restaurant. The food was delicious, great ambience and very hospitable.
    I will certainly visit the restaurant and recommend to others.
    Thank you
    Nixon "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 15 days ago...
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  • Ellie said:
    " Delicious food and a very authentic feel. Very enjoyable and great value, Giuseppe's may quickly become a favourite. "
    Posted 2 years, 8 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Charlotte said:
    " Fantastic food and service. Will certainly be going again. "
    Posted 2 years, 10 months, 9 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Ben said: "Authentic
    1st time of making use if my card and it was so easy. Called beforehand and was advised the t's & c's. Greeted upon arrival pleasantly. The food was. Quick and delicious, after 3 lovely courses I was left wishing to go back tomorrow. The food portions were quite large. Overall, a great experience. "
    Posted 3 years, 1 month, 1 day ago...
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Albert said:
    " Amazing food, quality and service!

    Very friendly service and the food is very delicious without mentioning the size of the portion by the way this is the only restaurant which I don't feel hungry when I leave as it happens so many times in some other restaurants and a very fine Italian taste.

    I have been going there for years and it is one of the best Italians I have ever been to.

    My favourite grilled salmon and veg is amazing.

    I recommend this to anyone.

    Tip: if you use tastecard you better call in advance and book a table as it get very busy at lunch and dinner time. "
    Posted 3 years, 2 months, 27 days ago...
    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Sarah said: "What a Gem !
    Walked in on the off chance that they could fit us in. Very friendly & even though they were very busy we were lucky as we got there just before the rush.

    We ordered our mains and they brought us a lovely basket of bread and oil - when our mains arrived they were delicious!

    I had the seafood risotto which was one of the best risottos I have ever had! Even though we were full we tried the puddings - my daughter had the lemon sorbet served in a lemon and I had the homemade Tirimasu - both were yummy!

    To top it off we were brought complimentary Sambouka!

    Service was outstanding (10% is added to the bill) was very easy to use the card and we will definitely return. But will book next time in case we can’t get in as it is so popular! "
    Posted 3 years, 3 months, 6 days ago...
    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Vicki said: "Excellent food and service.
    Went there on a busy Saturday night and couldn't fault how we were treated or what we ate.

    A jazz quartet was playing which was lovely, if maybe a little loud in such a confined space.

    After them a gentleman took over the mic and proceeded to loudly murder several songs, at which point we beat a hasty retreat.

    Will definitely return but probably not on a Saturday night! "
    Posted 3 years, 4 months, 3 days ago...
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • D said:
    " Customer service could have been better. So difficult to use the taste card. They gave me a long list of rules to book and when i came they tried to say I hadnt informed them i had a card.

    Portion size was good, but there was some uncooked pasta in the dish. Overall taste was nice. "
    Posted 3 years, 5 months, 12 days ago...
    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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