We had had a very full lunch as a result of partaking in a cooking course earlier in the day, so didn't get hungry again until about 9.30pm when most restaurants were shut or shutting. This place was a blessing to find, especially as it was our 2 year anniversary =) What excellent customer service! A glass each of bubbly and a plate of bread and dips on arrival (the lemon hummus, if that was what it was, was excellent), and the Manager explained the day's specials to us.
As others have recommended, the dish involving the giant parmesan wheel was sublime (I forget what it is called now) but it's so flavourful and fresh - gotta love freshly cracked black pepper! The linguine vongole was excellent too. The cocktails were strong but delicious and my only regret was that we didn't get there earlier, as by the time we were ready for dessert the kitchen had closed.
Still, USD$50 for shared entree, 2 mains and 2 cocktails (plus the free starters, bubbly and limoncello digestifs) is excellent value. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
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