A discreet frontage on via Vignolese portends the wonderful taste experiences lying within. Long and narrow, the room is quirkily decorated and seating close enough to be comfortable but not too cosy.
Service is attentive and friendly and English menu explanations offered if required.
At 8.50euro per dish, you know where you stand regarding the final reckoning. We all had an antipasto, a primo, and dessert. For me the carpaccio of beetroot with lentils and soft cheese was wonderfully balanced and just enough in quantity. A friend's ricotta stuffed pumpkin flowers were also highly rated and delicious.
For primo, I went with the small portion of lasagne ('lasagnette') which was perfectly cooked, and large enough if one was going to choose a dessert to follow, which I did. A friend went for the mussels in a ginger and lemon grass consomè which was reported as sharp and intense. For dessert, the Budino with double chocolate was sublime. A friend's pistacchio merengue was very nice, as was another friend's apple pie and creme fraiche. Only the zuppe inglese 'revisited' wasn't sampled but it looked equally divine.
A bottle of Merlot and two bottles of water brought it to 173euro for five.
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