I visited this restaurant with friends on Saturday, June 29th 2013.
It was a spur of the moment invitation from friends who have had the ''Michelangelo experience'' many times, and they said it was exceptionally good.
They were not wrong!
A large group of us (around 16 in our group) arrived early, about 7.30, and we were welcomed and seated with calm courtesy and prompt service.
There was quite an extensive menu, with a good value set three course option (and free tea/coffee if this was availed of), and an equally extensive wine menu.
We opted for the set menu, and I must mention some dishes, that while simple, were extraordinary.
My starter was a Pate Maison, which was excellent. Light and well balance garlic notes, home made, and smooth texture (not course cut). It was light, yet divine.
The main course was an old favourite of mine - Beef Lasagne.
Now, lasagne has been commercialised and overdone in many places, and has become identified with cheap and cheerful pubs with a side of chips, however in this restaurant, Lasagne is treated lovingly and prepared in the traditional Italian way - with love and affection.
It was delicious, home made and beautifully complimented by fresh vegtables, and tasty creamed potatoes.
Whilst we were eating, myself and two other friends bought a bottle of New Zealand Marlborough white wine.
This was the perfect compliment to the food, crisp, yet fruity, and resfreshing. We even persuaded some at the table who are not normally white driners to try it, and they were hooked!
I decided to try the Tiramisu for the dessert. Wow.
Home-made, in a lovely little glass bowl, it was near perfection.
Some at the table (who dine here often) urged us to try the home made dessert house special - the ''Spumone''. This is a sweet made up of Mint sorbet and chocolate mousse ice cream.
We tried it, and words fail me...it was next to heaven.
The night was a good one, so we ordered another bottle, and the night went on from there.
We tried flaming (literally!) Sambuca (twice) and sicilian Limoncello.
It was nearly midnight and we leaving, but I am determined to come back here sooner, rather than later!
Would I recommend it?
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