Dropped in for a few antipasti during a shopping trip.. as like nearly everybody else!
As like the last review, was going to mention the lack of high chairs (we didn't have one at all), the over use of glass tables is not particularly buggy/baby friendly.
However, we were happy to try and accommodate our pram as we were hungry, and our little girl happily sat in the pram to eat.
Greeted by the chef who was talking to family or friends in the restaurant.
Ordered a couple of antipasti, all of which was fresh and divine- may have been simple food that we ordered- but presentation and taste was spot on.
Service we found a little nonchalant, waitress was talking away to an old gent (looked like a regular customer of theirs) & we were sat for quite a while not knowing whether we got up to order, or had our order taken -being new to the place we need a little bit more attention...!
Back to the food- bruschetta was crispy, clean, refreshing to the palette. Tomato garlic bread was not overpowering, but the right combination of ingredients to make it very moreish,
Antipasti of meats was complemented perfectly by amazing fresh rocket leaves and balsamic - the most simplest of ingredients were made to feel fresh, what I appreciated.
My partner, owning a restaurant himself complained the salad tasted out of a packet, -but even if so, it did not taste that way to my own taste buds what are very picky!
Ambience was very relaxed, did not feel in a hurry, ..Was full of all elderly customers- where was all the youngsters on a Saturday afternoon? I would have liked to have seen that place more busy and trendy for lunch with young people ..
Would have ordered a dessert, but the menus had been taken away after we ordered, and we were not asked about it, nor given a menu after we had finished -and again, didn't know if we were supposed to get back up and find somebody to ask for a menu again.. as it would seem.. so settled on what we had to eat and left,
Didn't find it the most comfortable place to eat seating wise, but food was fresh and good value for light lunch so on that strength will visit again.
Authentic Italian staff who were pleasant and friendly- Grazia!
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