I go to the University and have walked past this restaurant many times and never thought to go in. However it was my boyfriends birthday last night and he wanted to try something new and after reading a couple of good reviews thought we'd give it a try.
A really cute little Italian restaurant, there are a few areas of seating outside under a canopy which I can imagine are very popular during the day in summer. Inside it is quite small, probably seating perhaps 4-6 couples and about 4 tables of four (however last night there was a large party taking up a whole side of the restaurant so there were 3 tables of 2 and 2 tables of 4 available.
The menu was really extensive and full of authentic Italian meals. At least 10-15 starters to choose from, around 10 pizzas, around 15 pasta dishes, 5 varieties of salads and around 10 'main meals' including chicken, steak, seafood etc.
We both had a starter (both opting for the breadcrumbed buffalo mozzarella with a tomato sauce), and a pizza. You could tell that the pizza dough and toppings were fresh, and they were big portions too. I had the Pollo Calzone (folded pizza with chicken, spinach, mozzarella and garlic oil) and my boyfriend had the Al Capone (Parma ham, pepperoni and salami), delicious. We were offered the desert menus and were informed by the waitress that the tiramisu and the creme caramel were homemade. There were around 8 deserts to choose from and all looked delicious however we were too full to get anything else. Would definitely try one next time though!
The service was fantastic too. There were only two members of staff waiting on all the tables (which were all full including the large party) and not once did we feel ignored. Our food came out swiftly too. Extremely friendly, and when we were given the bill we were even given a shot of limoncello each which was a lovely touch.
For two starters, two mains and one soft drink (it is an unlicensed place so taking your own alcohol works out much cheaper too) the whole bill came to only £30, which I though was more than reasonable for a restaurant in town that served such nice, big portioned food.
Definitely our new favourite place. We will be returning.
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