This is the real deal made by real Italians: delicious and satisfying, with no frills or unnecessary, confusing additions. Start by sharing the totally irresistible plain focaccia lightly drizzled with olive oil and some garlic, paired with a Parma ham caprese salad, with touches of pesto. The 18 pastas include gnocchi, ravioli and decadently rich lasagne, with sauces ranging from one with Italian sausage, garlic, and chilli in a Napoletana sauce to smoked salmon in a creamy sauce with capers. All are superb. The 30 pizzas have skinny, crisp bases topped with generous toppings such as prawns and chilli, salami and brie, seafood, vegetables, cheeses and whatever takes your fancy. Finish up with tiny profiteroles filled with cold creamy custard, or yummy cornetti (pastry cones dipped in chocolate).
The small list is well priced.
The service can slow down significantly when it’s busy, so don’t forget it’s “dolce far niente” that makes Italy what it is. Have some more vino.
You know you are in the right place when you enter this tiny – usually packed – spot. The smell of garlic and olive oil fills the air and diners are packed in with little space for cosy tête-à-têtes. It’s busy and noisy, with the glorious food reigning supreme.
If you just don’t have room for sweets, take some home for later. There are no credit or bank card facilities, so be sure to bring cash. (Greg Landman, April 2012)
We where there last Friday with a guest from Italy. His first reaction was, it smells like at home. It's really authentic and I love the Calzone. I shouldn't recommend it, as it is already overcrowded. Viva Italia.
Very nice spot. Love the little round pastry balls with creamy center. Even though I don't go often, I get my fill from the most amazing smell from their food that drifts across the road as I pass them on my way home from work on my motorcycle.
Went last night for the first time, and it was fantastic. 7 of us and we had a slice of each other's pizzas to taste, and the Gorgonzola pasta was fab. And then the the take away pastries, well you will just have to go and see for yourself.