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Perfect house-made pasta, carefully sourced meats, attentive service that aims high but never condescends, and a contemporary, bright dining room filled with bespoke furniture—in Mayfair, a tourist like you wouldn’t get in, but in Covent Garden, it’s a convivial and civilized place to dine and discreetly people-watch through great glass windows. Even though the house olive oil is dispensed—liberally—from silver coffee pots, it looks more buttoned-down than it actually is. To whisper romantic secrets over your meal, ask to be seated in the smart, club-like basement room. Intentionally tailored for West End evenings, it serves food late, has some 350 wine choices, and two cocktail bars.