We decided we felt like Italian (as good ones are scarce in Auckland these days!) so chose La Barca as the reviews I had read had made me curious.
We were not disappointed. The service was great - We had a lovely young Welsh girl (it was her first night - not that you would've known!), and she was extremely attentive, friendly and helpful.
The food was good wholesome Italian food - I chose the fillet steak with gorgonzola..... the gorgonzola sauce was rich without being cloying and the steak was cooked beautifully. My fiance had the bistecca al vino rosso which he enjoyed immensely. Although we were sufficiently satiated, we couldn't help ourselves and ordered dessert anyway! :)
I had the tiramisu which was delicious and my partner tried the apple and berry crumble, which he declared fantastic.
All in all, a lovely find in the Mount. Great authentic Italian restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere and food to match. Highly recommended.
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