When I mentioned to my wife that I was going with some colleagues to Forlino she said that I would like it.
The restaurant is nice and the setting pleasant too but the view of MBS is blocked so that was a let down. The staff were very attentive and kind and we returned a bottle of wine without any fuss.
We had the set lunch which looked like good value for money. We had a smoked salmon starter which was way too salty. I think that the kitchen ground some rock salt over the underlying salad so I could barely taste the fish.
The second course was a pork ball and ricotta lasagne which came in a cute pot. That was very nice but found it odd that they put an egg at the bottom of the lasagne.
For the mains I had turkey and my colleagues had fish. My turkey was too dry and the fish too fishy.
For dessert we had grenache chocolate in between two slices of panettone. That looked nice but the panettone should not have had any lemon in it and the fruit on the plate didn't really work for me.
I agree with another reviewer that they pushed two bottles of water on us. No one really commented on it but they should have asked, especially at $9.00 each!
The meal we had can be vastly improved but at $68.00 per head overall was good value.
I would give it one more try and some people rave about it but it would only be one more!
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