How does one review this restuarant.
Firstly its under new management this year. The food is certainly superior to anything that has been on offer before but the somewhat chaotic approach to service somehow continues.
The appetisers are what you would expect in a small italian restuarant, although i did think that the cockles and mussels were paricularly good.
Pasta dishes were very interesting, well cooked and varied. Not the greatest set of choices for kids (avoid the spaghetti pomodoro at all costs) but given that there is a wood pizza oven within the restuarant , this in itself is not a huge challenge.
I personally did not have a fish maincourse, instead choosing to focus on the meat. The Lamb is excellent and the pork is wonderful. Generally and unusually for Italy, the meat dishes included a small salad or a polenta tart (delicious). I also tried the tagliata ( sliced Beef). Aesthetically this is a wonderful dish ,big pieces of rare sirloin covered with rocket and local pecorino (goats cheese) and drizzled with a balsamic reduction. Unfortunately either the quality of the meat or its cooking did not live up to impression given by plate.
Deserts are a speciality, wonderfully light and varied. Make sure you ask what they have rather than just look at the menu. Freshly made easy day they were truly delighful.
Drinks were as you would expect. House wine was more than drinkable and cheap and decent red wine by ythe glass is available at affordable prices to accompany your meat. For coffee maybe head downstairs to the campsite bar.
The prices are extremely reasonable. The pizza is almost excellent although to my mind one more minute in the oven would make all the difference. Dont try tell the Pizza guy that though, has a high opinion of himself.
The only major drawback is the service. While all the staff are extremely friendly and some even speak good english, the service can be chaotic. Something always seems to go wrong. Its hard to be cross because the people are so nice and the food is generally very good but it can be wearing. We ate there four times this summer and overall would recommend it. Perhaps the best bit of advice I could give is to avoid mondays! A definite no no!