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“a little gem ..... with a twist of srange appeal”
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Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
Jersey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“a little gem ..... with a twist of srange appeal”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

lovely staff , ricky and bojana in particular though the owner seldom appears .... kitchen a delight, giddleigh park it is not but a fun decent , positive and very friendly venue to relax and experience the daily special .... very good smoke salmon , great wines , ice cream a bit hit or miss ...julia can rule with rod of iron and watch out for the owners wife who cuts a dash of beauty and uniaue appeal .... worth a shot !

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Bertie W
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Average plus slightly better than that”
Reviewed 24 January 2013 via mobile

I really want to love this little place, too. I like the staff very much and the location is very convenient ot my office. The food is good but not great. The atmosphere is nice. I will definitely go there again but keep you expectations to "average" and maybe you'll get lucky and get one of the better than average days. I love the staff-- lots of fun.

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Thank Jerry C
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Tunbridge Wells
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“I really want to love this restaurant but it falls a little short of the mark...”
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Great location, lovely name, Typical Italian service, but each time I have been there, it just falls a little short. The chicken and avocado salad is VERY disappointing. Chicken tasted odd and literally less than a tablespoon of hard avocado. They have stopped doing Pizzas now I believe, but Pasta is nice. Chicken Milenese was good, but you got nothing with it (except rocket), so for the price, was also disappointing. I so want to love this local italian in a sea of brand, high street chains, but its not as good as it should be, sadly.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
413 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“No complaints but there's something missing”
Reviewed 3 May 2012

Located towards the east end of London this is a family run Italian brasserie. The service was wonderful but the menu left me a little uninspired. The food was cooked and presented well and there were no complaints but we all felt it lacked a little something? Prices seemed OK however all round it could only be described as 'average'.

Visited November 2011
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Thank Peter T
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

We love this place and just wish it was open on Saturday nights so we could go there more often! Great pizza and pasta - especially the crab linguine. Service is always efficient and very friendly and the portions are good.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank eastendbird
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