We also visited on the £19 groupon voucher and we're glad we didn't pay anything more for it.
On arrival we were greeted pleasantly, but our booking was not in the book, nevertheless we were seated and given the "set menu" to look through, none of the starters stated on groupon were included but there was a good selection of mains.
We had our free drinks and ordered starters, the service was friendly and efficient but seemed to speed up from then on, as we were eating the last mouthful of our mains the plates were being cleared! we both had pasta dishes which were fresh and tasty, nothing to write home about but enjoyable. Service then ground to a halt after dessert as we had to wait around 15mins to find a waitress and get the bill delivered. The extra drinks were reasonably priced, but £6 for a garlic bread "side dish" is a bit ridiculous, then there's the service charge automatically added which I don't personally agree with.
The real distraction from the food however was the decor and the atmosphere, it's clearly been a chinese buffet restaurant in a former life and not much has been done to make it feel at all italian or cozy, it was too bright, impersonal and generally run down.
Overall we didn't have a terrible time here but doubt we will be returning, we'd be very disappointed if we'd paid full price for it.
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