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“Excellent food, service and atmosphere”

The Italian Farmhouse
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: DH4 6PA
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Called in on spec for lunch. Great food, great value for money and the staff is friendly and helpful.

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Thank Ian G
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

We live down South but were visiting family who had a prior engagement in the evening so we took the opportunity to try their local Italian restaurant out for ourselves.

You must book! The place gets very busy throughout the whole evening. However, it is split into lots of different rooms so you certainly don't feel like you're eating with a crowd. The decor and atmosphere are brilliant - relaxed but also special - you could come here for a last minute informal meal or for a planned celebration and both would be a great experience.

The food was superb and incredible value for money (I appreciate we're used to prices from further south but even so £6.00 for a main pasta dish is just brilliant). Apprantly they have a happy hour which represents even better value. We had a garlic pizza bread with mozzerella and caramelised onions to share to start, 2 main course pasta dishes (seafood, and chicken/pancetta/mushroom - both delicious), a bottle of wine, a pint of ale from their fabulour new micro brewery (my husband couldn't decide which to order so they let him try samples of them all!) and two coffees for less than £35.00.

Another thing I was glad for was that the service was reasonably slow. By that I don't mean that it was too slow - but so often I go to restaurants where you have no sooner finished one course than they are giving you another - and you get out of a place after 3 courses to find you have only been in there 45 minutes! Not here - staff had no issues with us asking for longer to study the menu, they give us a few minutes between our starter and main and had no problem with us asking for 10 minutes before they brought out our coffee. They were also polite and friendly, but not chatty that we couldn't enjoy our meal in peace.

The whole meal overall just felt very relaxed. I was impressed and without doubt we will be back when next in the area.

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Thank MissFeenee
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

The Italian Farmhouse is our local and favourite Italian restaurant and we have visited regularly since its opening. We have never had a bad meal there and the service is always prompt and very friendly. The restaurant has regular, value for money offers (666 and Happy Hour) which we often take advantage of, as it just isn't worth cooking and washing up at home!

We also take visiting friends and family there often, eating off the "non offers" menu and the choice is great and value for money is still evident.

Once you have placed your order, you will receive delicious complimentary fresh bread and dips - even if you have chosen from the offer menus.

I would describe the atmosphere as rustic and casual, but you won't feel out of place if you wish to dress up also. Also you, won't feel out of place if eating alone.

Great choice, delicious food, great value for money in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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Thank ADS2211
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

great food what more can you say,have been many times great value for money.
my favourite saturday lunch time restaurant, you can't beat the staff.

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Thank eric a
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

Today we had tea at the Italian Farmhouse, and as usual it did not dissapoint. Turgut and Lorraine made the atmosphere fantastic as always. The food was lovely and the new decor makes it feel warm in these cold winter nights. Back soon

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Thank Ross H
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