We booked on spec for this restaurant not really knowing what to expect. The restaurant is nice and airy with no attempt to cram in lots of tables creating a respectable distance between each and allowing for discreet and private chatter if needs be.
The menu was a bit of a surprise to us offering dishes using local produce but prepared in the Italian style, very refreshing and pleasingly simple allowing the quality of the produce to shine through.
A nice wine list offered a broad choice and we selected the Legato Nero d'Avola a spicy plummy red from Sicily this was very pleasant indeed and also quite powerful too.
Our starters consisted of the Funghi, a baked portabello mushroom with gorgonzola and honey on a bed of dressed rocket leaves and the Sardine marinate, pickled sardines, cucumber, dill and bay with mixed leaves, both were very well presented and very tasty, a good start indeed.
For mains we chose the Polpette, spicy pork and fennel meat balls served with fettuccini and the Nasello, a hake fillet, served with roasted squash and sweet potato, pan-fried
calamari, with roasted garlic and squid ink dressing. Again these were both superbly presented with excellent fresh flavours and were augmented with a Rucola E Parmigiano, a
rocket and parmesan salad and crispy Patate Saltate, rosemary and rock salt sautéed potatoes, all delicious and complementary.
We don't usually do dessert but were so impressed so far then why not, so we chose the Torte, a vanilla and almond polenta and the chocolate and ‘amaretto brownie both served with a scoop of vanilla gelato and both were stunningly delicious too.
The hospitality didn't end there as we were offered an interesting mint liqueur to finish with.
So overall an excellent high quality very carefully and well prepared meal, very highly recommended indeed.
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