The antipasti menu is divided between freddo, for lovers of cold meat, and caldo, for those who prefer their starters hot. For the latter, a good place to start is the oven-baked brinjals with mozzarella and parmesan in a tomato sauce, or pan-fried porcini mushrooms in a garlic, herb and white wine sauce.
The generous main courses include the deliciously creamy mushroom sauce pasta known as linguine foerestiera, and the spaghetti al fresco, which is served with a cold sauce of chopped raw tomatoes with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, fresh herbs, capers and black olives. The perfectly fluffy home-made gnocchi come with a four-cheese, bolognaise or arrabbiata sauce.
For dessert, choose from the panna cotta with wild berry sauce, crème brûlée, or mango, mixed berry, granadilla or lemon sorbet.
The restaurant has a fully stocked bar and extensive wine list.
This comfortable family restaurant is great for big gatherings, dates and everything in between.
Staff are friendly and attentive, but not overbearing, and know the menu well.
Authentic Italian food.
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This is a lovely restaurant but it's not glitzy or a follower of fashion. This restaurant is, I humbly suggest, a traditional Italian trattoria. It serves wholesome and correctly cooked Italian dishes. The menu is lengthy and varied, but not adventurous, the dishes are the ones to be found in any good trattoria in Italy. The ambiance was warm, relaxing and unpretentious. It was obvious that many of the customers were long time regulars. The service was sharp and professional. My two guests and I had an excellent evening.
I have been to this restaurant regularly over the last 10 year, but the last year or so, I've seen a disappointing decline in the quality of food and service.
Food is prepared without the care and refinement of the past. My starter of asparagus was served with a hard blob of melted Parmesan which added very little in look or flavor to the (well-prepared) asparagus . The Tortellini in Brodo was bland... and unappetizing in its presentation with cloudy broth, and coarsely chopped carrots and chicken, that would have benefited from just a small sprinkling of something green.
Service was perfunctory and rushed... with plates being cleared before all diners had finished.
I want to believe that the quality can improve... but it might be a while before we go back.
HAVNT BEEN THERE FOR A LONG TIME. LAST NIGHT WAS A DISGRACE. THE WAITRESS KEPT HARASSING US TAKING PLATES AWAY AND TRYING TO CLEAR THE TABLE BEFORE WE WERE FINISHED. THEY SEEMED TO BE IN A HURRY TO CLOSE. THERE DIDNT SEEM TO BE ANYONE IN CHARGE.
THE STRANGEST PART WE ORDER 2 PASTA DISHES. THEY ARRIVED IN ABOUT 5 MINUTES OF ORDERING.!! NOT GOOD OBVIOUSLY WARMED UP PASTA AND THOSE PORCINI MUSHROOMS WERE DEFINITELY NOT PORCINI. THE SAUCE WAS TASTELESS OBVIOUSLY OPENED A TIN OF MUSHROOMS AND THREW SOME CREAM IN.....WINE PRICES ARE OUTRAGEOUS. BUT THE WORST WAS THE WAITRESS WHO KEPT TRYING TO CLEAR AWAY...I WOULDNT GO BACK THERE AND WOULDNT RECOMMEND IT
Lovely night out, fantastic waiter, good wine and delicious food. Exactly what we needed. We had a fantastic evening and will certainly be back.
Gnocchi Arrabiata is particularly good, especially with a glass of Rupert&Rothschild Classique.
Thank you Mastrantonio!
We must have caught them on an off night. The tiramisu, which according to the menu is their house specialty, was a complete disappointment. Their pasta (which was not boiled in salt water) was nothing more than acceptable; however one would expect more from a restaurant with their supposedly respectable reputation for fine dining. Hope I'm proven wrong in the future.