Formerly Olive Press, part of Paul Heathcotes restaurant empire, this is now part of the Gusto group.
The aims of the restaurant - to offer good pasta, pizza and risotto dishes, in a brasserie-style setting, seems the same - and all reports so far have been favourable.
As well as a good selection of pasta, pizza and risotto dishes there are a good range of additional adventurous additional offering. Perhaps including the likes of 'Tiger Prawns in a Garlic, Tomato & Cream Sauce''; 'Honey-Baked Goats Cheese Tart with Walnuts, Red Onions & Beetroot' and 'Meatballs in a Spiced Tomato Sauce with a Grana Padano Glaze & Ciabatta' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Whole Salt-Baked Sea Bass, infused with Lemon & Italian Herbs'; 'Duck Breast with Buttered White Beans, Pancetta & Air-Dried Tomato Jus' and 'Italian Burger in a Foraccia Bun with Mozzarella & Pesto and Fries' on the list of mains.
Desserts are tempting with perhaps 'Tiramisu'; 'Pavlova with Red Berries' and 'Warm Polenta Cake with Pine Nuts' on offer - with a few Italian cheeses for those with a more savoury tooth.
- Food Style: Brasserie
- Lunch: Mon-Thurs 11.45-22.00, Fri & Sat 11.45-23.00, Sun 12.00-21.00; mains about £10 to £36; set L Mon-Fri £9.95
- Dinner: Mon-Thurs 11.45-22.00, Fri & Sat 11.45-23.00, Sun 12.00-21.00; mains about £10 to £36
- Wine: a concise, but well chosen, all Italian , list kicks off at around £15
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Cheadle Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned