I visited this restaurant in July 2014 with my family in order to celebrate a special occasion. Overall, the restaurant is really good although it is difficult to get a table due to the restaurant's popularity so book before you arrive, preferably the day before! The restaurant certainly does not disappoint in terms of Italian culture and food!
On arrival and despite being early, we were taken to our table by one of the waitresses who welcomed us to the restaurant. The waiting on team were very attentive the whole evening, drinks were served very quickly and the waitress serving us was more than happy to wait a few more minutes as we pondered the menu deciding what food to have! Late into the evening, I asked one of the waitresses if it would be possible to put candles into the cake we ordered for dessert as we were celebrating a special occasion which she did, both quickly and without hesitation. This made the evening feel really special!
The food, was on the whole, very good. I ordered a garlic bread with chilli and onion to start with and was very impressed with the level of flavour and spice, it would be really easy to serve a dish that doesn't have any spice in order to appeal to a wider audience but it was nice to feel my throat tingling with the heat of the chilli. Without hesitation, I would recommend this particular dish to anyone who likes chilli and garlic.
For main. I had a dish named 'Riso Pisano'. In contrast to the starter, this dish lacked a little heat and could have possibly done with the heat of a chilli. However, on the whole, it was very flavoursome.
The portion size here is large. The starter could quite easily be served as a main, such is the size, so arrive hungry! Having said that, the desserts are slightly smaller so don't worry if you come to the end of your meal and do not feel like you can eat anymore, order a dessert anyway, they are really tasty.
In summary, the standout feature of this restaurant is the service. The staff cannot do enough to ensure that you have a really nice evening. It's really refreshing to see staff who can't do enough to make you feel special and welcome as I find that many chain restaurants in the area don't have this level of attentive and personal service.
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