Trattoria siciliana

Circolo Popolare


Welcome to Circolo – our sunny Sicilian trattoria in the heart of London’s lively Fitzrovia district. We are a group of pals, 130 completely crazy Italians. And this neighborhood already feels like home. Our Chef Salvatore has created a crazy menu from our incredible Italian products. It offers, among other things, the Lasagna Sfoglia with Cinta Senese pork, our first pizzas by the meter and scandalous desserts, size XXL.

Circolo is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner under the starry ceiling. And in summer, there are  60 incredible seats in our sunny Sicilian terrace. Go through the door and enjoy the ride!

WALK-INS (max 7 people)

The majority of our tables are kept for walk ins all day long for up to 7 people. If the restaurant is full when you arrive, you can put your name on the waiting list and we will text you when your table is ready. We recommend arriving at 12PM for lunch and 5:00PM for dinner, in order to get a table or put your name on the list and avoid a long wait. Please note once the waitlist is full, unfortunately we cannot accommodate further people.


We take bookings every day of the week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, for 2-25 people (for 10-25 please check Big Groups below). Please note all booking availability is displayed here on the website. If you cannot select a slot it means that sadly we are already fully booked, but remember the majority of the restaurant is kept for walk ins!


Circolo's squadra is happy to welcome you for your large dinner parties, your cheerful birthdays, your happy family soiree or your cool business events. Please note that big groups (10-25 people incl.) can only be accommodated with our delicious sharing set menu.


We are excited to host your cool events at Circolo's beautiful back room from 26 - 70 people. If you’d like to book our space, please contact us on for more information, we recommend at least 1 and a half month in advance. Please note that privatizations can only be accommodated with our delicious sharing set menu


Please note that during the week the kitchen is closed from 11:00am till 12:00 pm and from 2:45pm till 5:45pm During the weekend, the kitchen closes from 11:00am till 11:30am and from 3:45pm till 5:30pm. However we serve hot and cold drinks during those times.


A few words on all your burning questions about dietary enquiries, cool birthday surprises or booking and walk ins policy & some more


40-41 Rathbone Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1HX















Tutto e fatto
in casa. E Basta.*

* The menu changes every month,
Depending on arrivals and seasons.

Why don’t you take reservations ?

We use amazing products that come directly from amazing producers located in Italy. We only serve fresh, 100% made-in-house food. And in order to stay in the spirit of the authentic Italian trattorias we love so much, we offer a menu that’s as affordable as possible. The reality is that latecomers and cancelled reservations represent an enormous cost for restaurants. In order to be able to offer quality products at affordable prices, we have to ensure that all our seats are filled. Either we accommodate a lot of people, or we make a lot of profit.

Plus, there’s advantages to not having to reserve 2 months in advance just to eat a pizza ! To put it simply : we understand that not taking reservations can be inconvenient for our diners, but we have to weigh this consideration against the fact that we’re trying to offer high value-for-money by squeezing our margins. To make things just a little bit easier, we’ve put in place a wait-list system whereby our hostess take your name and telephone number and call you when your table is ready.