A good restaurant offering a new take on Italian food, using dishes from as far afiels as Naples & Sardina (from where the owners emanate) as a base. Much of their dishes rely on skilful use of the grill.
Starters such as 'Spiced Sardines with Crunchy Fennel & Radish Salad'; 'Lamb Spedino' (skewer of lamb's liver, heart & kidney) and 'Fregola with Clams, Mussels & Prawns' plus various interesting Antipasto plates to share set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Wiltshire Lamb Cutlets with Minty Escabeche Grilled Courgettes'; 'Char-Grilled Free-Range Poussin with Diavola Sauce & Sweet Red Peppers' plus a selection of Pasta dishes and Grilled Fish, depending on the days catch.
Desserts surpass that of most Italian eateries offering the likes of 'Cannoli Siciliani' (a pastry tube filled with ricotta & candied orange with pistachio ice cream); 'Pastiera Napoletana' (risotto & barley cheesecake, flavoured with lemon & orange peel) and 'Hot Chocolate Soufflé'.
Service is both friendly and helpful.
- Food Style: Italian
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; set L Sun-Fri £15 (2 courses), £18.50 (3 courses); mains about £15 to £24
- Dinner: all week 18.00-22.30; mains about £15 to £24; set Early Bird D Sun-Fri before 19.00 £15 (2 courses), £18.50 (3 courses)
- Seats: 70, plus about 30 in garden
- Wine: a concise list, with its routes in Italy, has modest mark-ups
- Nearest station: Bath Spa Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating