It's an attractive restaurant, has a bit of style about it, and there was a nice welcome. The starter of calamari was nice, if marginally overdone. There was a really tasty chilli sauce to go with it. For main I ordered the chestnut mushroom pasta, my companion ordered the Gambrini prawn spaghetti. He was pleased with it. Sadly I could only eat about 1/3 of my pasta. It was far too salty. So much so that the sea salt granules crunched occasionally as I was eating. The mushrooms were quite sparse and the flavour of them was almost completely overwhelmed by the salt. When it was taken away I explained why I couldn't eat any more (still have a thirst from it a day and a half later). The proprietor came over a few minutes later to ask what the problem was. They'd all had a taste in the kitchen and said it was under-seasoned if anything, and "being non-smokers our sense of taste is stronger". I was insulted, also being a non-smoker, and annoyed that it was MY FAULT the dish was inedible. My companion (a smoker) also said my dish was too salty but his tomato based dish was fine. They didn't charge us for the mushroom pasta but left me in no doubt I was to blame as "that's the way we cook the food there".
Fair enough. I'll not be back - there are plenty of good Italian restaurants in Dumfries to choose from. I'd suggest anyone with blood pressure issues to think carefully as to what they order or whether they go. On my way out I noticed there's a nice smoking terrace so for heavy smokers it's recommended!
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