London, England


Polpo is a chain of Venetian restaurants that serve premium Italian wines and tapas-style dishes. Polpo describes itself as a bacaro, a tavern where guests share small plates, Spritz, and Prosecco.


The first Polpo restaurant opened up in 2009 on Beak Street inside a building where Venetian painter Canaletto used to live. Visitors will notice the blue plaque on the wall in memory of the painter. Today, Polpo has eight restaurants across Notting Hill, Chelsea, Covent Garden, Smithfield, and Soho in London, as well 2 restaurants in Bristol and Brighton.

Signature Dishes

Guests can start off their evening at the Polpo with appetizers such as fig & prosciutto crostini, arancini, crushed green olive & Parmesan crostini, or stuffed fried olives. For the main course, there are plenty of fish and meat dishes including crab & chili linguine, Milan style chicken, and fritto misto. Desserts at the Polpo are delicious. Guests are advised to try nutella pizzetta and tiramisu pot. Make sure to arrive early for dinner, as they don’t take dinner reservations.