I have found eating in Brno a bit of a challenge, particularly as I speak no Czech. It's hard to order food if you don't really know what is going to show up, so the chance to eat at a well rated Italian place - where I knew I could ask for food in the language of the owners and know what I was getting - was too good an opportunity to miss. First impressions were very good, as I walked down the stairs into a bright, clean and well presented restaurant, something I'd had a doubts about given that I realised that part of the place was a smoking area (something I hate). I was greeted first in Czech and then asked if I spoke Italian or English - very welcoming indeed, and I persevered in Italian.
The waiting staff were excellent throughout, continuing to converse with me in my broken Italian despite knowing I was English, something I always appreciate. The menu is extensive and the wine list more than adequate - both consisting of a great deal of Italian produced goods.
My antipasti was Carpaccio di manzo and was fresh, cold and delicious just as it should be. I had a very sizeable primi of Calamari al Profumo di Mare, with two large squid stuffed with shrimp, mussels and other excellent fish, served with a fantastic pomodorino and garlic sauce (and some unnecessary salad leaves). After polishing off those two dishes and the majority of a bottle of good red wine (Monica di Sardegna) it took me a while to build up the courage to add a desert to the end of the meal. It was worth it, however, as the tiramisu was excellent.
A great meal with great service and good wine for a grand total of just under thirty quid - and I loved every moment of it.
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