Osteria antica

Ave Mario


After the openings of Gloria then Circolo Popolare, it is with great pleasure to announce our arrival in Covent Garden. A neighborhood filled with culture and crazy energy that just seemed ideal for the opening of our largest trattoria to date.


Ave Mario is 700 m2 of pure paradise, managed by our funky squadra of 120 Italians. Inspired by an idyllic day in Florence, a « Church » version 2.0, the 295 seats are spread over 3 spaces, and 2 gigantic terraces. Our youngest Head Chef Andrea heads up the kitchen with a brand-spanking-new menu serving up our first ‘biga’ pizzas, giant carbonara ravioli and La Gran Scaloppina alla Millanese made with high-welfare rose veal. Not forgetting dolci, where a feat of gelato engineering has created our 60cm tall Gelato Tower. 


The perfect spot for a date with your lover, a lunch with your BFF or a family meal just as you like it. Ave Mario is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.


La squadra Ave Mario offers reservations for certain tables. Whilst there are a few spots saved just for walk-ins, for those who come to see us by chance.


For a date or a meeting with a few friends, it's possible to book a table.


We serve up our indulgent brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday from 10am.


Ciao Amici, we are taking big group bookingsfor up to 20 guests, 30 days in advance. 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 20 guests for cute office parties, family reunions and festive naughtiness.


Fancy taking us over? We offer private hire of our spaces for 20+ guests
Price info


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.


15 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QG


See our full allergens list here


12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30


12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30


12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30


12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:45


12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:45


10:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:45


10:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30

Tutto é 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 *