The Dalla Cia family is well-known for its authentic Italian grappa and wines, and this philosophy extends to the food at the restaurant. Don’t be tempted by too much of the pillowy focaccia that is brought to the table, although it’ll be hard not to. The chalkboard menu changes daily and offers antipasti including carpaccio di polpo (octopus carpaccio with a caper pesto), Caprese salad, charcuterie, soups and salads. Primi and secondi may include the likes of tortellini ai ragu or pomodoro, lasagne, vitello tonnato (tuna with a velvety caper sauce), specials such as veal with porcini (when in season) and simple yet tasty pasta alla salsiccia. Vegetarians are well catered for with the likes of gnocchi with spinach and ricotta, or melanzane alla parmigiana. Desserts include traditional Italian specialties such as torta di mele (Italian apple tart), crostata di ricotta (ricotta cheese tart), and a wheat-free torta Caprese (almond-and-chocolate cake). Finish off with a grappa (or two) and a coffee or traditional Italian hot chocolate – with a shot of grappa, of course.
The in-house Dalla Cia range of wine and grappa, plus some imported Italian wines, apéritifs and beers.
Efficient and friendly.
Warm and welcoming.
Head to the distillery next door for a grappa tasting.
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