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9.4 based on 315 reviews
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    Fabulous evening, fabulous service and fabulous food. We received a warm welcome and had attentive service. The food was perfect and the prices were reasonable. I will definitely be going again.

    Really great food and service as always from Oggi.

    This is the second time I’ve been to Oggi following a really good dining experience the first time a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, I was left disappointed with the food which arrived luke warm and the service from the manager was poor. We felt like he was trying to get us out as soon as we arrived; telling us to hurry up and order as they were busy! Thankfully all the other staff was polite and helpful. Sadly I will not be returning again.

    Another fabulous evening at Oggi. Lovely food, brilliant service.

    Superb meal, been twice to Oggi and both times have been a great experience and we will be going back very soon. I would highly recommend.

    Amazing food and attentive service, we’ll definitely go back.

    The food was very nice and the staff were really friendly.

    Celebrated my birthday here again. I love everything Italian and this restaurant never disappoints. The food is delicious, staff are friendly, the service is quick and efficient. Highly recommend.

    Nice cosy place with lovely food. I will definitely recommend to everyone.

    Excellent all round evening out cannot fault anything lovely staff food and surroundings value for money great food will definitely return.

    The food was marvelous and so was the service. I brought my friend here for her birthday meal and she loved it. So thank you for the great service.

    Excellent food ambiance and service, love this restaurant!

    Perfect yet again!!!!

    The food was nice and delicious.

    The food was very good, however, one of the waiters was very unpleasant, which almost spoiled our evening.

    Our lunch was superb and the best I have had in a long time. The food was freshly prepared, which is a rarity these days and was full of flavour and taste. Belissimo!

    As good as usual.

    Oggi is just the best place in Leicester for me. Fillet steaks are amazing as are the lamb chops. I can recommend the Scallop starter too.

    Amazing as always. Took our 3-year-old daughter for an early dinner and they looked after us all well.

    Great night at Oggi, Leicester. Fabulous food as always.


    Food and service were excellent.

    Another fabulous evening at Oggi. The special tuna was delicious. Service and atmosphere great as usual.

    Service 10
    Meal 10
    Atmosphere 10
    Good banter

    Another fabulous evening at Oggi. The food and atmosphere were wonderful.

    I absolutely love the food here. Their parmigiana is fantastic as a starter. And ask Rino about his amazing organic red wine from Sicily as it’s brilliant.

    Fantastic meal as always, food, service and atmosphere are impeccable. We visited as a group of 10 pre-show at DeMontfort Hall, Oggi's are excellent at getting the food out in a timely manner without feeling like you are rushing as they know you need to be out for the show. The main guy that served us, he may be the manager, was great in keeping us entertained.

    Fabulous meal as usual. Great service and food.

    Absolutely love this place, food and service always good!

    Well cooked and tasty. The pasta was superb.

    We went to OGGI last night with friends who hadn't been before. They loved it as much as us and will be back!

    Delicious food and great service.

    We have been to this restaurant on many occasions. The food and service are always excellent. Can't fault it.

    Real Italian restaurant, food was amazing, service was excellent, looking forward to when we return.

    A family celebration was made into a special occasion at OGGI. Staff were fantastic and everyone enjoyed a superb meal from a varied menu, catering for all tastes. Would certainly go back again.

    OGGI never lets you down. Perfect food and service as always!

    Beautiful food, with great service.

    Great meal and super service!

    OGGI is fast becoming our favourite Leicester restaurant. The food on Wednesday was superbly cooked. Service was unobtrusively good. The only problem was the unending council roadworks on London Road.

    Brilliant food and great atmosphere.

    Excellent meal as always and so easy to book through Go dine.

    Another great meal! We took some new friends and they loved it. We will all be back!

    Delicious food and service was great. Would definitely go again.

    Service not friendly.

    Traditional Italian restaurant with delicious food and friendly staff.

    Had an absolutely amazing time. The staff was really friendly and the food was stunning.

    Fantastic. Beautiful food and great service.

    We took friends to Oggi as they had never been before. The service was first class and the food and drinks were delicious. Our friends were so impressed we have booked to go back again next month.

    I was dining with a friend on a Wednesday night so it's always good to see a restaurant full with a bit of buzz and atmosphere mid-week. My friend isn't used to the whole eating out with several courses so I persuaded him to get garlic bread of which I pinched a few pieces. He then had lasagne which was deemed yummy. I chose pollo oggi which I would highly recommend. Chicken breast smothered in a rich tomato sauce with a hint of cream, topped with sliced courgettes and prawns. On a previous visit with parents I had scallops to start and halibut for main from the specials board everything being delicious and well cooked. The service was friendly and attentive even though it got busier and I look forward to coming back again soon.

    Amazing food for a great price! Staff were lovely and very attentive!

    The whole meal, from the service provided by the waiters and Maitre De to the food was just spectacular. I fully recommend this place for a great meal and good times.

    The food is fabulous. I love this restaurant.

    Excellent Italian food with style and attentive service combined to create a really great experience. This was only our second visit and for sure we plan to return soon.

    A group of us dined here for our friend’s birthday and enjoyed beautifully presented, delicious food & excellent service by friendly waiting staff. I’ve eaten here several times and it’s always a great experience.

    Excellent. Need I say more?!

    Excellent food with great friendly service.

    Fabulous Anniversary meal at our favourite restaurant. Special Lobster Linguine. DELICIOUS!

    An all-round excellent experience.

    The restaurant is cosy and comfortable the food is superb and the service and attention to detail by the staff second to none. The food was all freshly cooked and we all ate every bit as it was too lovely to leave any. Cannot wait for my next visit.

    This is a consistently good restaurant.

    Amazing food. Good service. Definitely going back.

    Excellent food.

    Lovely restaurant, decent service at reasonable price. Food was good but my lasagne could have been hotter. Good venue for pre De Montfort Hall show meal.

    Great authentic Italian food.

    Great food. Staff and service brilliant.

    Excellent meal. We were a party of 10. Everything went very smoothly as we had pre-ordered which was a good idea as it was busy despite being mid-week. Very good service and the set menu is excellent value but with decent choice. Highly recommended.

    Great meal, will definitely go back.

    Excellent food and attentive service.

    Great little restaurant, always so busy.

    Great food.

    What an I say,staff lovely and hospitable, couldn’t do enough - we were on a time limit - and all ran smoothly. Great value for money - would definitely be recommending


    Another fabulous evening spent at Oggi Simply Italian. Not a free table in the restaurant - this says it all about Oggi - Simply the BEST!

    This is a restaurant with consistently high standards. One of the best in the city.

    We loved all of it perfect

    Excellent service, great ambience, friendly attentive staff and delicious food! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary meal and will definitely be returning.

    Another great meal, we cannot fault this place!

    Fantastic night out for a birthday meal

    took the in laws out for a birthday/early mothers day treat. As ever, fabulous food, fabulous service all with a smile and great value for money. Always have a great meal at OGGI

    Lovely food as always.....

    The meal and restaurant in general was very good.

    Brilliant service very friendly staff delicious food will definitely Be going back

    Lovely meal at our favourite restaurant celebrating our daughter's promotion at work. Great food and great service, as usual.

    Always yummy and service is excellent!

    Very nice meal, convivial, busy atmosphere. Desserts all a little similar. Waiters and waitresses do tend to stand near your table and watch you, bit strange.

    Booking was straightforward.

    The meal was amazing. Scallops to start and ravioli for main. Delicious! Good service. Busy but still attentive.

    Dined here several times, the ambience, food and staff are all excellent.
    Would definitely recommend.

    Fabulous as always.

    The meal was amazing... cooked to perfection!
    Staff were so friendly and helpful, ensured we were happy and everything was just right. Without a doubt my favourite place.

    Fabulous meal as usual. Service slightly slow, which is very unusual.

    Great authentic Italian restaurant. Food was delicious and the service was great despite it being a busy Saturday lunchtime.

    This was my first experience at Oggi and I am delighted to say it was absolutely fantastic from the moment we walked in, to the moment we left. Rino was a great waiter and looked after all of us with his huge infectious Italian smile on his face all night long treating us to impromptu karaoke!! Will definitely come here again! Thankyou.

    Lobster pasta was beautiful. Fabulous meal as usual.

    Amazing food, great service.

    We always book Oggi when we go to Demontfort Hall. You cannot fault this place. The service, food and atmosphere are top class.

    Fantastic night, brilliant service. Thoroughly enjoyed.

    Always a good, no fuss meal here and the staff are always friendly.

    Always a good, no fuss meal here and the staff are always friendly!

    Delicious food and excellent service.

    Excellent as always!

    Fabulous! As usual.

    Only comment we would make was that we would want bigger dishes of sides and more bread - I'm sure we could have asked, but we were all having a good time, and the opportunity passed.

    Another fabulous meal with friends at OGGI. Wonderful food and service.

    Nice meal ,tasty and well prepared, and good atmosphere. Little on the expensive side, especially when smallish portions of vegetables and potatoes.

    Fabulous food and atmosphere as usual. The best Italian in Leicester!

    Great meal! Everyone enjoyed it. Made a great day out as we had been to De Montfort Hall to see The Girls in the afternoon.

    Very nice food, great service and would definitely recommend.

    We will defiantly book again staff were very welcoming. Wine was chilled. Food was perfect

    The meal was lovely as per usual one of my fave Italian restaurant in Leicester....never had a bad meal to this date....

    Meal was excellent service was good. Have recommended this restaurant

    Fab food, good service, will be eating here again.

    Enjoyed the whole experience service the food and the restaurant was first class definitely recommend to all my friends to go

    Oggis is a small establishment but it’s very cosy and has great service. The food is second to none.

    An excellent meal for my mum's birthday. The food was gorgeous. Service was great. Gluten free options very good. Thank you, very much enjoyed.

    A lovely small private Italian restaurant. Food really good and tasty and service to go with it. Reasonable value. Starter, pasta for 2 plus a shared tiramisu and bottle of red cane to £60. Will be going back.

    Fabulous meal I had the lamb cooked to perfection my wife had the delicious salmon. Excellent choice of starters too beautifully cooked and presented.

    Fantastic meal last night with friends who hadn't been to OGGI before. Fabulous food and service as usual.

    Great meal very nice restaurant definitely going again.

    Lovely restaurant, excellent food & service.

    Tasty as ever.

    Excellent all round.

    Thoroughly enjoyed

    We were a party of 7 and we all loved our food and enjoyed the experience. I had the scallops and spaghetti oggi - both excellent! Not only high quality authentic food, but very good customer service. You can feel the Italian passion for food and wine. Highly recommend a visit!

    Best Italian restaurant in Leicester by far!!!! The fillet steak is superb.

    Dinner was lovely as usual and the staff was accommodating even though my nephew was a pain in the ass...

    Dinner was lovely as usual and the staff was accommodating even though my nephew was a pain in the ass...

    I just love this little restaurant. Always the same fantastic service and brilliant atmosphere. Not forgetting the 5 star food! A true regular who rates it Italian restaurant Number 1.

    We had the BESTEST meal for my partners birthday!! We had three course each and finished everything. Will definitely be going again. Thank you very much :)

    Another great meal at Oggi, our favourite Italian. Everything was spot-on, the waiter was on the ball, fish cooked to perfection, excellent Sicilian wine.
    Other diners were very noisy, spoiling the ambiance somewhat

    Food was amazing. Scallop special was to die for! Food and service standards are exceptionally high. Staff are attentive and the chefs take pride in their dishes. We had a wonderful time as always

    Excellent meal as always, great service

    The food was amazing as always love this place and would come again...actually I already have one booked for 26/07/18 for my sisters birthday....

    Excellent meal, great service as always

    Excellent service. Really well cooked and delicious food. Great ambience

    From the time we walked into this intimate restaurant it.

    Excellent food, very attentive staff and great value

    The food was delicious and the service was good.

    An excellent vibrant place to wine and dine with friends. Food is out of this world!

    Our 1st Wedding Anniversary spent at the best Italian in Leicester. Food was fabulous as usual and the staff were very attentive. Thank you, Oggi. See you again soon.

    Nice food, good atmosphere, great service, bit pricey.

    Quick and friendly service. Amazing food!

    Another great meal at Oggi, the service was great and the food was great, they made a fuss of our Daughter on her 18 they birthday.

    Absolutely amazing. Will definitely go again.

    5 star food with a 5 star service. This is the best restaurant in town!

    Wonderful food and service!

    Really lovely!

    Another fabulous evening at Oggi. Food was superb, service excellent as usual.

    Scallops starter and lamb main course were excellent!

    A huge choice but average fare.. Very brightly lit, not much atmosphere. Staff attentive, but, seem to want you to hurry up and go! Prices are inexpensive, but, seem to fall between cheap and cheerful and top quality but pricier.

    Really good, lovely staff and meal as always fabulous and served quickly as we had to get to the theatre . Definitely book again!!

    Fantastic but notes on booking form did not get passed on

    A taste of Italy right on my doorstep ..... heaven

    Felt rather like being back in Italy. Good time.

    Excellent food and service as always.

    A super meal was had here. At such an early evening hour the restaurant was busy with a great atmosphere. Service is very good with staff being very attentive. We will be going again xx

    Go often and never yet have had anything but a superb meal.
    G T Webb

    Another wonderful meal at Oggis. The food is superb. We will return.

    Excellent steak - just what I needed that evening! A really enjoyable evening with friends.

    Great night out!! Good food, Good service.

    Had an amazing meal at Oggi first time for all of us (party of 10). Food was excellent, service excellent, staff very friendly would definitely recommend. I shall be going back soon, thank you for a lovely evening

    Great evening at Oggi. The special lobster pasta dish was delicious! See you again soon.

    Food delicious as always. Great choice of fish as well as traditional Italian dishes. Service was ok bearing in mind it was a pre theatre meal in a packed restaurant although staff were a bit brusque which was unusual. Very good restaurant though.

    Another fabulous meal at Leicester's best Italian restaurant!

    An excellent meal
    Everything very good and served quickly
    Could not fault it
    Would definitely recommend

    G Webb

    Fantastic food, atmosphere and host. I couldn’t fault it one bit. The best Italian in Leicester hands down

    Great evening in our favourite restaurant. It was very busy last night but this didn't hinder the fabulous food and service.

    We had a very enjoyable meal.

    It was very loud and very busy.

    The meal was exceptionally nice

    Food is delicious and service is wonderful! I definitely would recommend to go there

    Lovely meal at Oggi’s. Fresh food cooked beautifully. Service very good too

    Fantastic food and service all round, one of the best restaurants in Leicester.

    Fabulous early meal at OGGI before a concert at the Demontfort Hall. Excellent service and food as always.

    Another fabulous meal at our favourite restaurant last night. We took some friends who have never been before and all will be returning! What more can I say?

    Have been to OGGI's now 4 times in as many months with different friends. The food is always fabulous and tasty. Staff are very attentive, polite and helpful. Highly recommend a visit but make sure you book as it is always busy.

    Was a lovely meal.

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

    A table for two could easily be mistaken for a table for 6 we were that close to other diners. This wasn't a good start. We ordered 2 courses, the 1st came within 5 minutes after ordering, plates were removed and 2nd course served immediately after, my starter hadn't even hit my stomach. We felt rushed and uncomfortably placed. The food was nice, albeit a little too rich but the whole experience wasn't a good one. Arrived at 7pm and left at 7:40. Dining out should be the main event of the evening out, this felt like spit-stop. We won't be returning.

    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.

12pm-2pm and 5:30pm-11pm
12pm-2pm and 5:30pm-11pm
12pm-2pm and 5:30pm-11pm
12pm-2pm and 5:30pm-11pm
12pm-2pm and 5:30pm-11pm
  • Ranked #4 of 205
  • 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. 

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161D London Rd, Leicester, LE2 1EG
0116 254 5376