A great addition to the Gloucester Road. The decor is a bit '1980s Italian restaurant', but the food is really beautifully cooked, simple and real. The portions are also massive: the calzone was over 12 inches long and bulging like a giant cornish pasty. It's true that the topping on the pizzas does not reach to the edge, but the only place I've seen pizzas where it does is Pizza Hut, hardly the home of authentic Italian cuisine. This is properly authentic, including the warmth of the welcome - so warm as to be a little disconcerting for us buttoned-up English folk. The waiter, the manager and the chef all stopped by our table to check whether we were enjoying our meal. "We are, apart from the constant need to stop eating and tell you how lovely it is." The (screw-topped) wine was extremely drinkable, and the bill (£ 45 for two courses for two and a bottle of Pinot Grigio) very reasonable. A brilliant place to go for simple, delicious Italian food.
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