Busy, noisy place with tables packed closely together. You couldn't have walked through the space between our table and the next one so not that private. The place has a cafe/bar atmosphere which I really liked.
We were there for an early sitting on a Saturday night. At first there were lots of families with young children. They could wander around and be a bit noisy as it's that sort of place. They were replaced mostly by groups (8 or so people).
Wait staff were attentive, very attentive! We had 3 people hovering around the two of us. They were friendly and helpful but in the end we said we'd pour our own wine. The glass was literally topped up after every sip.
The service during the meal (Mama menu) made me feel like I had to eat quickly as the staff kept checking how we were doing. As the pasta dishes were being cleared the main was being put on the table by another waiter! My advice would be to ask at the start of your meal for there to be a break between courses. We just assumed there would be. Not sure what all rushing was for, we were out 45 minutes before the sitting ended!
For a set menu in the type of restaurant it was the food was good. The portion sizes were fine (pasta was plentiful ensuring you won't feel hungry) and there were a variety of dishes. Melon and proscuito as an entree, lamb, mashed potato and salad as a main and a pastry/cake filled with nutella for dessert were amongst the selections. These were all fine but I felt it was all a bit boring and uninspired really. I was hoping for a dish I had not experienced before, maybe a different take on a classic or something I would not cook myself. Disappointing in that respect. The bread basket was plentiful but quality could be improved and more variety would be welcome. The lamb and accompanying salad was extremely salty. I'd suggest requesting no salt be added.
It is what it is and really depends on what you are after. It put me in mind of, "Jamies Italian," very similar in decor, service, food etc.
We were glad we gave it a try. Total bill $185.00 for 2 people which included the $55.00 set menu a bottle of wine and two drinks on arrival. No coffee.
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