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Bar Italia

Bar Italia
  • First opened in 1949 by Lou and Caterina Polledri, Bar Italia is a family run business that has been passed on through three generations.
  • Soho was a big Italian area and so Bar Italia became a great social centre for the Italian community in London famous for its great coffee.
  • From Lou and Caterina to their Son Nino – who took over the reins in the 1970s – and then to his children Antonio, Luigi and Veronica – the family not only run Bar Italia but also the restaurant ‘Little Italy’, which is next door.
  • It is open 24 hours a day so a popular choice for night owls and early risers alike.