I came here with a friend, based on the good reviews on this website. As such I think my expectations were far too high.
While we browsing the straight forward menu and chatting about our options, a friendly Dutch customer next to us told us his pasta was tasteless...
I ordered a tuna pasta starter, which was a good size and OK. My friend had garlic bread, which was also a good size and "very garlicky".
I can't say that the menu options wowed me but I was looking forward to my risotto (the only one on the menu, IIRC). My friend ordered gnocchi, a dish he hadn't had for some time.
Unfortunately, when my dish arrived it was like no risotto I'd ever had (from an Italian restaurant at any rate). Like my starter, the taste was OK, but what disappointed me was that it was made with short-grain rice... when I challenged this later with the waitress, she did get the manager to come over, who explained that that was what the majority of his customers not only expected, but what they actually wanted (rather than risotto rice...).
I can not fault the service or the house red that we had, but I do prefer my Italian restaurants to be able to make a reasonable attempt at the "basics", such as risotto
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