I recently visited Puccini with colleagues for lunch and was very impressed. On arrival I was greeted by polite, friendly staff that showed me into the bright, airy restaurant and to my table. My immediate impressions were of a fist class restaurant the like of which I have not seen for a long time. Tables were immaculately set with gleaming cutlery, polished glasses and fresh linen. The décor was clean, contemporary, comfortable and the whole place was very well appointed. I was asked if my table was okay or if I would prefer another choice. It was perfect. Waiting for the others to arrive I studied the extensive menu with traditional Italian pizza, pasta dishes and many entrees. Frankly I was expecting horrifically expensive prices however this was certainly not the case. As well as the main menu there were daily specials and a lunch time menu. We all chose from the lunch time menu. The food was phenomenal and certainly not a ‘reduced quality’ option, as is so often the case. All dishes were well beautifully prepared, presented and my marinara pizza was enormous with an excellent selection of seafood. Impeccable service continued thought the meal however at no point did this become annoying or overpowering.
It is clear that a considerable amount of effort has gone into ‘getting it right’ at Puccini. With spot on service, fantastic food and a very well designed restaurant, I can highly recommend a visit.