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“Authentic and delicious; proper italian food!”
Review of Da Piero

Da Piero
Ranked #4 of 10 Restaurants in Irby
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: astonishing authentic Italian cooking with strong Sicilian influences; Best New Entry in The Good Food Guide 2010,Good Food Guide 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; Michelin Guide recommended 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; Chefs Piero and Alan. Now 32 covers after expansion. Private parties catered for. Gift vouchers available on request.
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We have had the pleasure of eating here a few times now, and have always been delighted by the consistently excellent quality of the food, the professional but friendly service, and the relaxed and understated atmosphere. We are fans of italian food, having been fortunate enough to consume a fair amount in various parts of Italy, and can honestly say Da Piero brings real flavours and attention to detail conveniently close to home!
A meal here for us is about relaxing and relishing real food; the dish of olives and capers slides down juicily and easily whilst waiting for the starters, every drop of the delicious oil mopped up with the warmed bread. It is not possible to pick out a favourite dish, but we have particularly enjoyed the Tuna Tartare for it's fresh and citrusy zing, the Parmigiana for being the closest thing to a hug you can get from food, and the crayfish nest for the spicy chilli undertones. If comfort is the order of the day, you would have to go a long way to beat the spaghetti alle vongole, or the carbonara made with a pancetta which just adds that perfect something. Husband has declared the steak here the best he has ever eaten, and he has eaten a few! The Admiral's tuna is tuna as it should be, succulent, tasty and pretty substantial size wise. We can never the less usually manage to squeeze a caponata to remind us of holidays past, and recommend the braised lentils as an unexpected but delightful combination of texture and flavour. No meal here is complete without a cannolo each, which transports me into the middle of an episode of Montalbano! OK, I exaggerate, but seriously these are unmissably GOOD! So much so that we have sadly neglected the rest of the dessert menu, as even we have shied away from 2 puddings each. Apart from that time we share a mouthwatering house made amaretto ice cream....
The wine list is varied and has some interesting bottles I was not familiar with, but the staff have always been happy to discuss and advise suitability with dishes chosen. Presentation is simple but honest, and I suggest make the most of the range of side dishes to fully enjoy yourself here.
If you want faux italian in the style of some chain restaurants, you really won't get this place, but if you care about real food prepared by experts who have a flare and passion for producing the best meals with the best ingredients, you're on to a winner. Now that there is the additional space, there is more chance of a table too, so always worth trying even at short notice. Good thing we can walk here and work off the cannoli!

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Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

We have heard good things about this restaurant and, for us, its true. Lovely friendly staff, exquisite food and great wine selection.
We intend to return soon!

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

My wife and I eat here on the 15th June, it was our first visit having read and heard very good reviews. Our expectations were high and we were not disappointed, a shared starter of baked aubergine flowed by linguine with garlic and chilli were superbly cooked and reminded us both of eating in Italy, true authentic Italian food. Main courses of rolled pork and beef escalope continued the authentic experience, followed by a gloriously rich chocolate desert. All the food is home made and makes a refreshing change from many other places that claim to be authentic but offer nothing special. The linen, glasses cutlery are spotless reflecting the care at the front of house is the same as in the kitchen. Our drinks, one gin and tonic and one ice cold beer beforehand and the house red ensured we had a really good evening. Value for money is good given the quality of the food and the care and attention given, so if you want to enjoy quality ingredients superbly cooked ensure you book a table here,we certainly will be returning soon.

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1  Thank GJK
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

2 of us recently ate here and had a good meal.
The staff were friendly and helpful. Not much atmosphere in the 2 small rooms. The food was obviously freshly prepared and showed skill in the cooking. However, presentation could be improved as most of our meals were served in smallish bowls. Relatively high prices especially so for a bowl of olives, anchovies and sundried tomatoes. But on the whole a good find in an urban area which lacks a huge of choice of quality restaurants.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

First time visit and will definitely be returning. Cannot fault the place, there is an authenticity to every aspect of this restaurant that cannot be taught or achieved via a franchise.
The family who run this take pride in how they treat their guests as soon as you enter and the quality of the food and its' preparation is second to none.
Anyone planning a day trip to the Wirral country park could consider popping in for lunch and wouldn't be disappointed.
Thank you dawn, Piero and family for a fabulous evening.

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