Time Out Says
A small terrace that offers a more lounge-style option is fully air-conditioned meaning al fresco dining is a possibility for most months of the year.
Inside, the white table clothes, bright artwork and blue leather and subdued lighting scream old-school elegance.
Orders are taken by immaculately dressed Italian waitstaff, who also furnish the table with a bread basket, tomato and onion salad and the largest olives we’ve ever laid eyes on.
Menu-wise, all the traditional Italian favourites are here. The list of hot starters features asparagus with hollandaise and deep-fried mozzarella, while cold starters include burrata and beef carpaccio.
The pasta options range from simple penne arrabbiata to more complex plates like green tagliolini with crab, plus a couple of pizzas and soups are worth a look. There are also a selection of specials to choose from.
The baked salmon baked with prawns in a very buttery lemon sauce is expertly plated at the table and despite the fried chicken with garlic butter inside (posh chicken kiev essentially) being lip-smackingly good, the large portion size makes it hard to finish.
Sides are a must, main dishes come just as they are without the faintest sniff of a green leaf or a potato. Green beans with chilli and garlic and broccoli, cooked just the right side of al dente, are standouts.
Desserts stay true to Italian cuisine with crème brûlée a providing a perfect sweet ending to a top-notch meal.
07 Jun 2020
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