28th February 2019 5.30pm
Food – 8/10
• Salsiccia e borlotti
• Bianca pizza
• Quattro stagioni pizza
My calamari was pretty good. It was quite thick but not chewy. The coating was light and the garlic mayo was spot on. Across from the, the salsicca e borlotti wasn’t quite as expected. Described on the menu as ‘pan fried Italian sausages served on a bed of borlotti beans and toasted bread’, in reality this was more like a broth. However, my friend absolutely loved it. She said the flavour was excellent, even if it wasn’t what she thought she’d be eating.
The pizzas were both a decent size (to the point that neither of us could finish them). My quattro stagioni pizza came with toppings of artichokes, mushrooms, pepperoni and Parma ham. They were not either equally spread over the top of the pizza or places in quarters. They were kind of dumped in the middle. It wasn’t a big deal though as it tasted really good. I’d never had artichoke on a pizza but really enjoyed it. My friend enjoyed her bianca pizza. This was a ‘white’ pizza with mozzarella, mushrooms and truffle oil. Simple but effective.
Service – 7.5/10
Service was a little slow to start with. However, it did pick up as we went through our dinner.
Atmosphere – 8/10
This was a bustling restaurant, even at the early time we had booked. Plenty of people were also popping in to make bookings too. We also loved our album cover menus, which was a bit of fun.
Value – 8/10
We had a voucher deal, which made this particularly good value but even at full price, this wasn’t too bad.
Cost for the voucher was £22 for two courses for two with a glass of wine or beer each. Full cost likely to be nearer £48.
Overall – 31.5/40
Would I eat here again? Yes.