• £29.95 - Three Course Set Menu

    Available for 10 diners or more, get a starter, main and dessert from the Set Menu. £10 deposit per person required. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0116 426 0376.

Review Summary

9.3 based on 140 reviews
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    Was a lovely meal.

    Been many times and you could not get a better meal anywhere!

    Super meal again. The scallops were melt in the mouth. Truffle ravioli was superb. Only let down was the cheese. Tasted good but such minute little portions and bog standard biscuits, even given a cheddar biscuit!, and no butter. Cold blast of air every time the door opened. Should have it opening on the opposite side. Still, we love Oggi and will be back.

    Great meal again at Oggi.

    Despite it being close to Christmas and immediately after a Tigers match service in a very full restaurant was good and the food was excellent. Our party of 6 had a variety of dishes and in each case the quality was first class. Very enjoyable experience at OGGI.

    2nd visit with friends and certainly wasn’t disappointed. Lovely food and service. Will be back in the New Year!

    Absolutely lovely meal. Great place to dine and enjoy yourself. Will be going back soon.

    This restaurant is a delight. The restaurant itself is fairly intimate which I love. The staff are very friendly and attentive without being overly so. As for the food well it’s amazing. I had cockles as a starter and spaghetti oggi for my main. Both dishes were amazing. Overall I can’t speak highly enough of this place and I’ll definitely be returning

    Fabulous food again last night in our favourite restaurant! Just love this place.

    Great food as always.

    A great high quality Italian restaurant - service excelent and food wonderful

    Lovely little restaurant - great food.

    Restaurant was buzzing with a great atmosphere. Food was very good and would recommend.

    Fabulous food the steak was cooked to perfection. The service
    was excellent.

    Excellent service, staff courteous and great atmosphere. Lovely food, value for money.

    Good food, atmosphere and service. Dessert was lovely. 4 stars because quantity of food not enough!

    Great evening at OGGI with friends. Lovely friendly welcome, beautiful food. Will be back!

    My first experience with go dine was great. The booking was so simple and efficient, our meal at OGGI was superb and will certainly be returning. Great location for the theatre.

    Had a lovely evening with fab food and excellent service at Oggi’s. Shared a couple of starters between four of us, then we each had a pasta dish and all washed down with a couple of bottles of house white wine. Fantastic. Highly recommend.

    Great as always!

    Overall meal & ambience was very good.
    The desserts were divine.
    Side dishes alittle on the small side e.g. Sauté potatoes

    Table size a little small especially when sharing dishes.

    It was a fantastic dinner!

    Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous! What more can I say.

    An excellent meal with excellent service. Expected to spend far more. Very good value

    Attractive, excellent food and service, would definitely recommend!

    Great meal and good choice of seafood we love!
    Could do with some options for half bottles of wine.

    Excellent food and service, nice atmosphere, would recommend.

    The food was delicious at OGGI and we'll worth the money, staff very attentive and friendly. Overall very happy.

    Great food. One of the best Italians I've ever been to!

    The best in Leicestershire by a mile! Great service too.

    Brilliant as usual, my favourite Italian in Leicester.

    The menu is not extensive, but with the specials board it is more than adequate. Wine list is very good and not too expensive. We did have to ask for bread and then olives - seemed it was a too much trouble to put them on the table without asking. The food itself was really good (as usual) so it is a restaurant well worth going to, although they could improve things with just upping their game on the little things for the customer.

    Fantastic food and service x first visit for my husbands birthday! Very impressed! We will be returning!

    Excellent evening. Food very good (only order from blackboard). Nice buzzing atmosphere with restaurant almost full on a Wednesday night. Service generally good BUT I got very irritated to have our conversation rather rudely interrupted four times with service staff asking if our food was OK.

    Food very good service 5 star ambiance brilliant overall really enjoyed our evening at OGGI

    Fantastic! Another fabulous night at Oggi. Staff always so welcoming and food is, as always, gorgeous. The best Italian ever!

    My favourite place to eat in Leicester

    Salmon pasta was amazing! Portion size was bit small

    Lovely evening at OGGI's, staff very attentive.

    Excellent food and all round an enjoyable experience. Will certainly recommend!

    We had been to Oggi on a couple of occasions in the evening and had no complaints at all. The staff were attentive and the food we ate was excellent. With these points in mind, we decided to try the restaurant at lunchtime and came away feeling disappointed. The website suggests that they are open for lunch from 12pm to 2pm so We booked a table for 1.30pm (although we could have just walked in)The staff give the distinct impression that they just don't want customers to enjoy a leisurely lunch and would prefer to be elsewhere.At 1.55pm the manager "discreetly" turned the sign on the door from "open" to "closed" and at that point we were almost encouraged not to engage in any small talk!
    The food,however, was excellent and couldn't be faulted but the service received was less than average at best.
    OGGI will be an "evening only" visit from now on.

    Great food but inconsistent service.

    Excellent as always, highly recommend this place

    Family run small restaurant, very authentic Italian food made with love and top quality fresh produce, lively and vibrant atmosphere and excellent personal service!


    Good food as usual!

    We spent another fabulous evening at Oggi, Leicester last night. 10 of us celebrating our friend's 60th birthday. The service, as usual, was first class. The food was delicious and everyone enjoyed their meal. The staff were very attentive, as usual, and made the evening very special for the 'birthday boy.'
    Thank you for a fabulous evening. See you again soon.

    Had a lovely meal just before seeing a show at DMH. Easy to book online, friendly, helpful staff. Would definitely return!

    Everything was excellent, all timed well for us getting to the theatre!

    Have eaten here many times and always the food and service has been excellent!

    Excellent food, excellent service as always. Not the cheapest meal in town but certainly worth it. Wouldn't eat Italian anywhere else!

    The Best Italian meal we've had out for long time couldn't fault any of it, exceptionally good service too.
    Top Marks all round!

    Great food and great service!

    Great evening at OGGI!

    Another great night, I had the fish cakes, followed by the whole Dover sole & tiramisu. Delicious. Couldn't fault it.

    Another great night, I had the fish cakes, followed by the whole Dover sole & tiramisu. Delicious. Couldn't fault it!

    Excellent meal. Good choice of menu and high quality food. Great atmosphere. Ideally located for pre show meal if heading for De Montfort Hall.

    Another fabulous meal at my favourite restaurant. Treated my mum and her friend to Oggi last night. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

    Couldn't fault it, often on a mid week night restaurants can lack ambiance, but OGGI, was busy & lively all evening, the service & the food were fantastic!

    Good atmosphere and food was first class. Our party had chicken, steak, sea bass and pasta and each dish was beautifully cooked. Service was very good and the staff ensured we made our theatre date with time to spare. Excellent restaurant.

    This was my second visit and it was as excellent as the first, and won't be my last! I have spread the word amongst my friends, relatives and work colleagues, which hopefully won't stop me getting a table in the future. Thank you, this is a special place to eat and have a wonderful pleasant evening.

    Another fantastic meal at Oggi!

    We had a fabulous meal at OGGI's as always but as we in the alcove in the main restaurant it was really noisy, I couldn't hear what my husband was saying to me and I felt as though I was sitting next to the gentleman on the next table to me, such a shame as it spoilt the evening. We wanted to rush off as it was giving me a headache with all the noise and I had wanted a romantic evening chatting to my husband.

    We had another fabulous meal on 18/03/17 at Oggi with family from Texas. They loved it too! Oggi never disappoints.

    A lovely celebration meal. OGGI never disappoints!

    Had a really enjoyable evening . Food and service was excellent. Good atmosphere and nice surroundings. Would definitely recommend OGGI

    What a find, lovely restaurant, great food & service and super ambience
    Have recommended this to numerous friends

    Another great meal at OGGI Leicester.

    Was a birthday treat for one of my best friends. Magical evening, great food and drinks and excellent service thank you and a very great atmosphere!!!

    First visit to OGGI's, lovely atmosphere, perfect food and great service!

    The meal was absolutely lovely at OGGI Simply Italian. Very tasty and very good service. Would definitely recommend!

    Table for 4, starters all from specials board, delicious. £ had steaks, cooked as requested, I had salmon in a sauce cooked to perfection. The service was lovely and friendly, the food delicious and wines good. What more do you ask?

    Excellent food very friendly and helpful waiters. Lovely place to spend an evening with your loved one!

    Good food and a good night at OGGI's.

    Nice clean restaurant. I thought the food was good but the service was a little slow.

    Amazing food, beautiful ambiance, we highly recommend.

    Excellent service at OGGI, food was really good.

    Excellent food. Nice setting. Expensive but worth it

    I enjoyed an excellent meal at Oggi.

    Ordering from the a la carte menu I omitted a starter a starter, and chose chicken steak with prawns in a cream and tomato sauce, followed by Tiramasu.

    The chicken was served with a selection of vegetables, including boiled new potatoes, broccoli, carrots, and Brussels sprouts, all well cooked so they were tender but still crunchy. The chicken fillet was enormous, and the helping of sauce generous. I was glad I hadn't had a starter.

    The tiramisu was delicious, creamy and alcoholic.

    Service was impeccable.

    Fantastic night even considering there were 20 of us. thank you

    Fresh veg, with good flavoured sauce at OGGI's.

    Very friendly. Good food but forgot veg dish and meal went cold. Otherwise food good and atmosphere.

    Service was extremely rushed at OGGI's. No time between courses! Too quick!

    Another fabulous night at OGGI.

    As always amazing food!

    Fabulous meal. Very italian atmosphere. I will be back.

    OGGI Simply Italian is a lovely friendly place with good service and good food.

    OGGI's is a really smart place to eat, good selection plus some specials, great service and not expensive!

    It's always great at Oggi's!

    Excellent meal and service at OGGI Simply Italian. Swordfish was really delicious!

    Food and service was good at OGGI. Wine was brilliant.

    Excellent meal and we were on a tight timescale, they managed to serve us in plenty of time!

    Excellent as always at OGGI Simply Italian!

    Our favourite restaurant! Never disappoints, delicious meal well served and presented, excellent wines to accompany. Look no further than the house wines here which have always been excellent. Looking forward to our next visit soon.

    Not so keen on the squid this time at OGGI. This used to be bigger crispier rings a was delicious. The mussels on the seafood spaghetti were on the cold side and the dish lacked prawns. The special ravioli was perfect and I have had this dish a few times before. The salad and sautéed potatoes were perfect. I also enjoyed the Panacotta. The profiteroles were smothered in chocolate but my husband preferred the way they used to be served with a drizzle. The staff are always lovely but on this occasion were rushing and over busy. It sounded like they were shouting at us. This did not spoil the occasion and we will be back. Thank you.

    One of my favourite places to eat in Leicester. Very tasty food and friendly staff

    This is not our first visit. We enjoy the quality tastes and service, which is why we go back. The price reflects the above and do not go if your expectations are quantity. Quality and variety of choice outstrips quantity anytime. The tastes are worth every penny. In all, we would be happy to recommend this (and have) to all. Thanks again

    Excellent meal and great value!

    Food and presentation excellent staff seemed a bit unorganised when serving and greeting the diners. Would highly recommended the restaurant and will go again soon

    Food was superb at OGGI and the service just right, friendly but very efficient!

    OGGI Simply Italian has the best Italian food I've come across locally. Really fast service which was surprising for an Italian eatery. Anyway all in all, an excellent experience and will definitely be going again!

    Brilliant service and food, in wonderful new surroundings!

    Loved that it was busy and atmospheric on a Sunday evening. Attentive and happy staff made our evening very pleasurable. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Will be back soon.

    Another fabulous evening at OGGI. Food as good as ever!

    Brilliant! Food was fabulous. Have booked to eat there again.

    Fabulous Italian food, was excellent, will definitely go again.

    Fantastic all round!

    The food was excellent, very good value and the ambiance in the restaurant was very nice. However, my friends and I were pushed for time and the service was slow. However, we will go to Oggi's again.

    Another excellent meal at OGGI's! Great choice of Italian food on the menu and a specials board. Service very good - all staff friendly and helpful. Recently refurbished.

    Absolutely fantastic meal, would defo recommend to friends and family. Food was amazing !!!!!!!! Thank you

    It was a pleasant evening, the food was delicious and it wasn't too busy. It was cosy inside and a joy to see authentic Italian paintings or ornaments around the room. The staff were polite and friendly. The worst I could say is that the bill took a while to arrive - so, altogether an enjoyable evening and would recommend it to others.

    Great meal, definitely recommend.

    Went for lunch before going to see a show at De Montfort Hall. Service was excellent, very friendly. Food was delicious, fresh and full of flavour. Will definately be going back.

    We were slightly disappointed to be honest with the food and service. Maybe we expected too much? We had heard good reviews about this restaurant but for us it didn't quite live up to the hype. Not sure we would go again. Shame.

    No problem, very good meal and service!

    This was our first visit to OGGI's but would certainly be going again. We are before we went to the theatre. The food was delicious, so much to choose from and great value.

    Good atmosphere with delicious food and the service was fast and pleasant despite the restaurant being full. Sea bass was very tasty as was the penne al salmone and the fillet steak. OGGI's is an excellent Italian restaurant.

    We were going onto the Theatre and OGGI Simply Italian was buzzing, service was excellent!

    Fantastic food. Will definitely be going back!

    Brilliant restaurant and so convenient for De Monfort pre show dining.

    We were in a hurry to go to a football match and they gave us excellent service and food.

    Excellent intimate Italian restaurant. Food imaginative and well cooked, reasonable value and good service. Highly recommended.

    Cosy little Italian with good food. Its nice to be in a place where you can comfortably talk and listen to one another with no difficulty.

    It was my Birthday and what could be better than indulging at my favourite restaurant in Leicester - OGGI! We were not disappointed. They are always so welcoming and recognise returning customers. Love the personal service, the freshly cooked food and presentation. Wine choices and attention to detail all add to a good experience every time. We booked through Go Dine and pre-ordered our menu choice at same time, our choice of seating.

    Very enjoyable experience at OGGI's, food was excellent, service was very good, we would certainly recommend this restaurant!

    Outstanding meal at OGGI's, as always!!!

    Really lovely Christmas meal at OGGI's, lovely menu choice and generally a wonderful night!

    Fabulous meal and service at OGGI's. Will definitely be booking again.

    Our group of 8 booked for a pre theatre meal and we were treated magnificently and given a great table at OGGI's with good food and excellent service!

    Loved it, great service, not to fast not to slow, food was hot, tasty, good value and authentic (unlike chain Italian). And so convenient for a pre dinner visit to the De Montfort hall. David

    A really lovely evening at OGGI Simply Italian. Great service, delicious food and some very nice wine. Can't fault it.

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!

    The food at OGGI Simply Italian was all in good portions, well presented and tasted great. There wasn't a long wait between courses and the food all came out together so no one was left waiting. Towards the end of the meal there were a few empty glasses and bottles on the table that hadn't been collected but other than that the overall experience was exceptional and would definitely recommend OGGI to friends and family.

    We’ve been coming to OGGI Simply Italian for years under the previous and current owners. It is still the best Italian restaurant in Leicester and probably this side of Italy. Food, service and atmosphere are all excellent every visit!

    Enjoyed a pre-theatre dinner with friends. Excellent all the way round we will certainly be returning!

    What a delightful venue with an excellent choice of food and drink! The staff all gave friendly, efficient service with a smile, the food authentically Italian. I had the tastiest Penne al Salmone which was creamy without being too rich yet piquant at the same time, Will certainly go again.

    Great service and quality food, very nice setting and good attention to detail. Would reccomend to anyone.

    Simply perfect! Table at 6.15pm for 4, linen table cloths and fresh flowers and lovely simple decor. Bruschetta, pate, and anti paste sharing platter for 2, all fresh and delicious. 2 fillet steaks, 2chicken breast one with prawns the other with Marsala wine sauce. All cooked perfectly, especially the steaks, fresh hot veg served separately. 2 tiramisu, ice cream and cassatta to finish. Again all very good. We all had 2 drinks including 2 beers, red wine, prosecco and 4 soft drinks. £130. Excellent. My 2 sons age 16 & 19 and my husband and I will definetely return. Only negative comment was that the waiter didn't bring the specials board to our attention which also looked full of fresh fish. Happy to review but would like to keep it a secret :)

    My husband and I booked a meal at Oggi - Simply Italian in Leicester after another restaurant had let us down. We made a good choice. Nothing was too much trouble as we are non-meat eaters. The restaurant has only been open five months and the food and service were wonderful and made it a perfect day for us. We are returning.

    First time visiting since the new managers and have to say this place is simply better than ever! Our waiter was attentive and well-informed and the value for money is brilliant. Oggi is the one place I can count on for wholesome Italian dishes! Perfection.

Closed (Open from 4th December)
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  • Ranked #1 of 200
  • Avg. main course: £14
  • 1.09 miles from Leicester
  • Italian

We say…

OGGI Simply Italian in Leicester, just 5 minutes walk South-East of the Train Station on London Road in the heart of the city, prides itself on its excellent food, both in presentation and quality. With a head chef who has over 20 years’ experience, and has won awards for his culinary skills, it isn’t difficult to see why the restaurant is a big success.

The modern and cosy setting makes customers feel at ease right away, and the tasteful yet simplistic décor lets the food speak for itself. The dishes on offer range from pasta such as penne al salmon, to a selection of main courses, and daily specials which are written on the blackboard menu.  One thing all the dishes have in common is the standard of presentation. It is clear that a great deal of care has been taken to make sure that a personal touch has been added such as a drizzle of berry sauce to finish off the pate della casa; a homemade chicken liver pate offered as a starter. 

Of course, a restaurant cannot rely on just the appearance of the food to keep its customers happy – it also has to match it in taste, and OGGI Simply Italian doesn’t disappoint! It serves traditional dishes at a high standard, making sure that guests enjoy authentic food that they have most likely had before, but still feel like they are trying something new. This is down to Head Chef Danny, who worked with Italian food all over the UK and Germany prior to OGGI Italian. The passion he has  for his food is evident by the consistently positive feedback the restaurant receives.

If you’re looking for a lively little Italian restaurant that serves great food, then OGGI Simply Italian is definitely the place to go. With a hardworking team running it, and the knowledge they have gained over the years, you are sure to find yourself returning for your favourite dish. 

last updated: 22 Dec 2016

last updated: 22 Dec 2016

last updated: 22 Dec 2016

last updated: 22 Dec 2016

last updated: 18 Jan 2017
161D London Rd, Leicester, LE2 1EG
0116 426 0376