O’Sole Mio: Authentic Italian Dining in Pimlico

O’Sole Mio: Authentic Italian Dining in Pimlico

O’Sole Mio is an unassuming neighbourhood Italian in Pimlico. Out of the way of most tourists, this spot really is a local gem with a menu as long as your arm! Come with us as we take you through our experience at O’Sole Mio and show you what’s on the menu!

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Our Review of O’Sole Mio

We were looking for a local Pimlico restaurant one Friday evening (booking the day before we’d left it too late to get a table at any of our favourite Central London pasta restaurants) and settled on O’Sole Mio after hearing good reviews from friends and Google alike!

We had an early dinner at 6pm and we’re shown to our seats in the back half of the restaurant (from the front this place looks tiny but it goes back a long way)! When we arrived it was relatively quiet and empty but the tables very quickly filled up!

Pasta dish at O'Sole Mio Italian restaurant in Pimlico

We opted for all three courses as a Friday night treat. To start we had bruschetta, which is essentially really tastily seasoned tomatoes on top of freshly toasted baguette. This was a really nice and fresh way to start off the meal. Whilst it was tasty, it wasn’t mind blowing – so next time we visit I might opt for something else to start!

For mains there was so much to choose from, but I settled on pasta arrabbiata. The waiter let me know that this was quite spicy and that if I wanted they could adjust the chilli levels in it. I asked for a milder version, which was tasty, but didn’t have any heat in it whatsoever – so I’d maybe just ask for it as it comes to get that classic arrabbiata kick. 

delicious tiramisu at O'Sole Mio

To finish, it wouldn’t be an Italian meal in London without a portion of tiramisu. This was definitely my favourite dish, with light creamy layers and the coffee flavours bursting through – you can’t miss out on this one. 

When you first sit down in O’Sole Mio, you’re presented with the very large menu that has everything from pasta to pizza, lamb cutlets to lasagne, and everything in between. 

bruschetta starter at O'Sole Mio on Belgrave Road

To top off the huge menu, there is also a very large specials board. Now I’m not sure how often this board changes as a friend who has been multiple times says it’s always the same. 

There is also a nice selection of wines on the menu should you want something to go alongside your meal. 

What to Know About O’Sole Mio Before You Go

O’Sole Mio is a Pimlico institution, whilst there is limited information about the restaurant’s history available, what we can tell you is that according to reviews, it’s been here for years. Serving authentic Italian food, this local spot is always bustling with customers – even on week nights where other nearby restaurants are quiet.

Where is O’Sole Mio?

O’Sole Mio is located on Belgrave Road in Pimlico – it’s a short 5 minute walk from Pimlico tube station and 10 minutes from Victoria Station. There are plenty of buses that stop nearby on Belgrave and surrounding roads.

What to Do in Pimlico

Pimlico is a neighbourhood for locals, it’s not really on the itinerary for tourists but that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked! Here are just a few things you can do in this beautiful London neighbourhood:

  1. Explore the gardens – once a year the garden squares open for Open Gardens Weekend, usually in June. If you’re exploring Pimlico out of this time, then you’ll need to know a resident to get into these gardens as they are private.
  2. Walk over to the Tate Britain – one of London’s grandest art galleries, the Tate Britain is a short walk from O’Sole Mio and the perfect place to take in wonderful works after your meal.
  3. Take in the 18th Century Architecture – Pimlico boasts beautiful Georgian architecture, with grand white stucco town houses – they’re the perfect backdrop for your London holiday photos!

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