A friendly, efficient restaurant run by three enthusiasts of good and simple cooking. Meals are accompanied by soft background music and you can sit o... More
A friendly, efficient restaurant run by three enthusiasts of good and simple cooking. Meals are accompanied by soft background music and you can sit outside in the lovely square during the summer months. Pasta is the house specialty here; for example, Spaghetti with bacon and onion, gnocchi, ravioli, or fettuccine with vegetables. The meat dishes are also good, for example the Veal Roulades.
the restaurant was very busy and had a nice buzz. Wine was cheap and drinkable. However, first course was badly over-salted. waitress did not care, just took it away. Waitress never smiled, no rapport. Second course (pressed grilled chicken breast) was lukewarm, grilled vegetables were cold. We saw a waiter apply liberal dose of salt to a plate which was due to be carried to a table: surely that is the Chef's job. We complained to the "manageress" about the food but she was not interested. Diners at both tables either side were sending back half full plates. Food is not expensive (by Roman standards) but not cheap either. Quality was very poor. Because we had complained, the manageress came running after us as we left, shouting like some fish-wife. Not recommended.
For a late lunch, it was the place to go, as the normal lunch crowd had departed. Extensive menu of fresh items was all available, along with some very nice local/unlabeled wine. Meats and pasta were great, appetizers were v. good, so much so, we had no room for dessert.
WE stumbled on this place and went back with a reservaiton. It was terrific and i woudl go again! the host was terrific and the local color is nice, young crowd with great food. the shop was an old butcher shop and still has origional tiles...chick dises great and pasta gricia good.