Find this good Italian trattoria and delicatessen in the south-west of the city on a prominent corner site. As well as a fun place to be, where you can have snacks such as panini all day, lunch and dinner bring more serious food. Dishes tend to be of the home-cooked, rather than restaurant-style, more familiar to us but none the worse for that!
Dishes are given their correct Italian names with necessary translations so starters might include the likes of 'White Onion Soup with Black Olive and Quartirolo Cheese'; ''Potato and Pancetta Ravioli with Braised Cabbage and Poppy Seed Butter' and Three Pork Terrine with a Pea and Mint Dressing and Crackling'.
Maybe to be followed by 'Slow-braised Lamb Shoulder with Farro, Rosemary and Parsnip Mash'; 'Red-wine-baked Norwegian Halibut with braised Leeks, Thyme and Rocket' and 'Braised Pork Belly with Roast Potatoes, Red Onion and Garlic'. There's also a good selection of risotto's and pasta dishes, plus a section for vegetarians.
Desserts are back into familiar restaurant territory with probably 'Tiramisu'; 'Pannacotta' (perhaps with roast local rhubarb) and 'Dark Chocolate Tart with Prune Purée and Vanilla Ice Cream' among the offerings.
A browse around their deli is essential and they have traiteur items for you to take home.
- Food Style: Italian
- Lunch: Mon-Sat, 12.00-15.30; Sun 12.00-21.00; mains £9.50 to £17.95
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-21.30, Sun 12.00-21.00; mains £9.50 to £17.95
- Seats: 75
- Wine: an interesting, almost all Italian, list is set out by regions and kicks off at £14.50
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Sheffield
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: some Bank Holidays