The best Italian restaurant for miles around, and well worth a detour if Italian food is your penchant. The dining room is crammed full off re-pro art masterpieces to the point where you could be forgiven for thinking youre in Italy.
The food on offer, is carefully cooked and comprises modern versions of traditional dishes with perhaps saltimbocca (as we are used to it) being made from veals sweetbreads as opposed to the more usual escalope.
So expect to find Bruschetta with Ricotta and Marinated Courgettes; Terrine of Chicken, Liver and Pistachios and Octopus and Potato Salad with Lemon Dressing among the starters.
Perhaps Breast of Chicken with Fresh Goats Cheese, Wilted Lettuce, Peas, Baby Onions and Pancetta; Griddled Sirloin with Olive Oil and Tarragon Hollandaise and Fillet of Halibut with Pennette in a Creamy Sauce with Asparagus among the mains.
A good selection of Primi dishes is offered possibly including Asparagus Risotto with Egg Yolk and Spaghetti with Lamb Ragout and Pecorino Cheese.
Desserts maintain the high standard with maybe Yoghurt Tart with Rhubarb or Baked Ricotta and Honey Tart among the choices. They also have an impressive selection of Italian cheeses which come with Chestnut Honey and Mustard Fruits.
- Food Style: Modern Italian
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.00; set L £13.50 (1 course); mains £7.50 to £27
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 19.00-22.00; set D Tues-Thurs £17.50 (2 courses), £22.50 (3 courses), £27.50 (4 courses); mains £7.50 to £27
- Seats: 60
- Wine: an extensive Italian list kicks off at £14.95 and offers an excellent selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: all Sun; 10 days from 23rd Dec