Saturday, 19 October 2013
Mario, mine host, greeted me and showed me to a little table at the back. He explained that the two tables at front of house were reserved.
I had determined to avoid alcohol today, so I ordered a fizzy orange.
The menu is varied and, as one would expect, comprised mostly pasta dishes. They have a standard menu and a special menu.
I ordered the beef ravioli and tiramisu for dessert.
Peculiarly enough, I was slightly underwhelmed, even disappointed. The food was fine and home-made.
The portions are not overly generous though, to my mind. My ravioli was perfectly acceptable, though the portion was more akin to a large starter. Parmesan cheese came finely grated in a little dish with a spoon.
The tiramisu was OK, though again a very small portion measuring about three inches square in my estimation.
Call me a gastronomic philistine, though I'd have preferred a hearty helping of Tesco's regular tiramisu instead.
Despite my criticism, this is undoubtedly a popular and well-established restaurant: Many of the tables were occupied by 'regulars' when I took my leave, having paid the €19 bill.
Posted by Timothy Belmont at 20:31