A blackboard menu highlights the hero dishes that have made this venue a neighbourhood gem that draws the regulars back. Expect rich, robust Italian flavours in classic dishes that deliver lip-smacking authenticity.
Inspired by the Italian owners’ passion for good food, the recipe for success here is deceptively simple – like home-made penne salsiccia made with fennel sausage, mushroom, lashings of garlic, chilli, pecorino and cream. Everything is home-made. No shortcuts in this proud Italian kitchen. For starters, take fine ingredients like the freshest, creamiest burrata and imported Parma ham, served on a bed of rocket.
Follow with sublime home-made gnocchi in a divine gorgonzola sauce or the signature 4 P’s pasta – a pan of pappardelle, porcini, prosciutto and parmesan tossed in a rich tomato sauce with veal mince. Vegetarians will love the ravioli stuffed with creamy spinach and ricotta.
For dessert, leave room for the classic layered tiramisu or baked cannelloni stuffed with ricotta. Make sure you don’t wear tight skinny pants to dinner.
Try one of the Italian wines on a small list including prosecco and Chianti, and a range of grappa, limoncello and amaretto.
Warm and welcoming in this family-run restaurant, with hands-on service from patriarch Enrico.
Cosy, in the comfort zone – from smart linen table settings to timber-clad walls and a fireplace in winter.
An intimate table for two. This osteria lives up to the meaning of its name – a village meeting place where you share the simple things in life – like good food and wine.
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