My girlfriend, various friends of hers and myself treated ourselves to a night out, and chose this little restaurant. We did so on several occasions, and below you can read why.
It is a small restaurant. A small Italian flag standing out from the wall makes this a bit easier to find. The restaurant has the whole wall towards the street in glass, making the space inside seem bigger. The staff speaks Polish and English, as well as the chef speaking Italian, being from Italy. All the staff we encountered were helpful with questions about the food, as well as choosing a nice white to go with the food. The tables were decorate with pots of growing basil plants. A nice touch as I suspect quite a lot of basil in used fo the food, as well as adding to the ambiance. The smell is welcome as well.
The food is Italian, with a twist towards the Polish. In Poland, very hot / spicy foods are uncommon. So if you, like my girlfriend, like a nice and hot Arabiatta, you need to ask for the really hot or 'Diavolo' version. This also is because the cook is from the north of Italy, so he tends to turn down the spicyness compared to the southern parts of Italy.
Over our visits we had several dishes. We received a small plate of a tiny toasted bruscetta and a ball of deep fried pizza dough before the starters. When we ordered the plate of caprese, we found it to be a nice starter for three(!), as it was served on a long plate, with large, moist and fresh mozzarella, and excellent big juicy tomato slices. Olive oil is available on a table basket on demand, to drizzle at will.
Over to the mains, pizzas were thin, crispy on the side and all fresh toppings. Spagetti bolognese was tried by one of our friends and given the thumbs up for the full taste. As mentioned above, Arabiatta was tested out, and after explaining once, the staff remembered when we came back later the same week, describing the hotness required as 'bardzo diavolo' hot.
The 'house' white seems to be a Pinot Grigiot. I say 'house' as the expression is not really used in Poland, and it may differ from waiter to waiter what you get. In our case we did get the same with different waiters pointing towards a house policy of using a nice and round Pinot Grigiot, which went fine with both pastas and pizzas.
A nice touch is their nice coffees, Italian style.
We did not trial their desserts, as we rather had another bottle of wine to share.
I would recommend this restaurant for couples and friends. Not so much for large families as the restaurant has a small amount of tables, and very limited space between tables. On one of our visits we did see two mothers with kids there, but there was not much space for the kids when they got uneasy and wanted to move after eating.
Outdoor seating only in summer season.
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