I booked this restaurant for my wife and two friends for our anniversary. Booking a month in advance after reading of its popularity I had built very high expectations. Arriving the restaurant was packed and I thought the atmosphere was great.
As my companions surveyed the menu I could see what was either confusion or fear in their eyes. The first thing my wife said was "Where is the meat?". Looking through the menu I felt that some translation or explanation would have been good - it can be quite intimidating looking at a menu and not understanding what anything is! Fortunately our waitress was very patient and talked us through the menu. This did make my wife and our friends feel a little uncomfortable and my wife ended up ordering very safely when there were things there which she would have really enjoyed had she felt comfortable enough to try.
On to the food...overall I felt it was of very high quality. We shared some focaccia which was delicious. I had the sausage ragu gnocchi which was gorgeous and the gnocchi was pillow light. The ladies had pasta modenese which was rich and meaty. The final member of our party had a rabbit stuffed pasta - this was the tastiest dish of them all but was tiny. Perhaps we misunderstood and this wasn't a main but he left hungry bless him.
As a lovely final touch we were given complimentary glasses of sparkling wine to toast our anniversary. The wine was so nice I had to ask for what it was and it was hugely appeaciated. Our waitress was lovely and very patient with us. All in all I felt that the food was excellent, I was just a bit disappointed that everyone else at the table had felt a bit unnerved by the menu and atmosphere.
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