Having been at Pietruccio's for the first time in early December 2012, at a workplace Christmas night out, I was impressed with the food and ambience.
I went back this week, taking my wife. We managed to book the last remaining table for a Saturday night, and it was just as well we had booked, as the place was full and people were being turned away. The staff are very friendly, particularly the young lad with the italian accent, and the even younger local woman with a great smile. We were made very welcome, and the menu explained to us. We decided to opt for the "Taster menu". This involved a bit of negotiation, as my wife doesn't eat red meat, only fish and poultry. However, it wasn't a problem, and the chef made a few suggestions, much to my wife's satisfaction.
The taster menu consistent of 6 dishes, plus dessert. There were three starters, and three dishes from the selection of main courses. It was left to the chef to determine which starters and which mains we received - and we were not dissappointed! The dishes consisted of a tasty crab meat salad; a scallop in a wonderful sauce; ham wrapped in aubergine; crayfish; and a beautiful beef plate. Dessert was a white chocolate mouse; berries in maple syrup; and a tiny litle sponge cake. Most portions consisted of 3 or 4 mouthfuls, although there was certainly plenty of beef for me to enjoy. My wife had a couple of glasses of wine, and I had two Moretti beers. Total came to around £85. If you're looking for fast food, this isn't the place! It's a leisurely dinner, in pleasant surroundings, with very attentive and helpful staff. As we left the chef appeared (may have been the owner?), and asked how we had enjoyed the meal! It's nice to see that, these days, people take time to ask. Many of the others in the restaurant, which probably only holds around 30-35 people, seemed to be on first name terms with staff. I expect that, given the quality here, we will soon be amongst them. Highly recommended.
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