I recently visited The Italian for the 1st time to celebrate New Years Eve with my husband and two children. We arrived at around 7:30 and it was obvious that this was one of the busiest nights for the restaurant - most tables were full. Food was absolutely exceptional, traditional and hearty Italian food, which could not be faulted and I send my compliments to the chef, particularly for such good value. The service was also of a very high standard, all staff were extremely welcoming and our main waitress was extremely professional and attentive, taking care of our every need, as well as taking the time to ask how our meal was and chat to us, despite how busy the restaurant was. Overall, we didn't need to ask for anything and the service made us feel very at home - couldn't ask for more. Atmosphere was very lively, due to how busy it was although there was a bit of an uneasy presence due to the fact waiters came across as stressed and this did affect the atmosphere slightly. But all in all, I would definitely visit again, keep up the good work guys!