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 neighbourhood already feels like home. Our Chef Francesco has created a crazy menu from our incredible Italian products. It offers, among other things, our Carbonara served in a pecorino wheel, Napolitan pizzas with Italian ingredients like San Marzano tomatoes and fresh mozzarella – and to top it off, our scandalous desserts featuring our caramelised, chocolate covered profiterole and famous zingy lemon pie, size XXL.

Circolo is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, and weekend brunch, 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 8 people)

We have a limited number of tables for walk-ins. We will always do our very best to accommodate, but please be aware it isn’t always possible. Therefore, we recommend checking our booking options below too.


We take bookings every week day for lunch and dinner, and brunch, lunch and dinner on the weekends. 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, however you will see the closest available option suggested to you. We release bookings at 7am, 30 days in advance of a date.


Come party with the squadra, and maybe get yourself a cheeky New Year's kiss. This NYE we are hosting an all-night-long dinner. Bookings are now live!


We serve our brunch menu till 3:45pm on Saturdays and Sundays only.


Ciao Amici, we are now taking group bookings30 days in advanced of the date. We can't wait to celebrate big with you! See below for Christmas group bookings (22nd November - 30th December).


Christmas big group bookings are now available! Book from 22nd November - 30th December for groups of up to 24 guests for cute office parties, family reunions and festive naughtiness.


Fancy taking us over? We offer private hire of our spaces for 24+ guests
Price info


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


Our kick-ass pizza delivery service Napoli Gang, can sate all your Big Mamma needs at home. We deliver to Shoreditch, Wood Green, Kentish Town and Wandsworth, via UberEats and Deliveroo.


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


11.45 - 15.15 16.45 - 22.45


11.45 - 15.15 16.45 - 22.45


11.45 - 15.15 16.45 - 22.45


11.45 - 15.15 16.45 - 22:45


11.45 - 23:00


11:45 - 23:00


10:00 - 22:30

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.


  • lunch *
  • dinner *