I was there last night too, whilst a teetotal vegan may not be the best person to write a restaurant review. I had a great pizza, bruscheta was OK, water was fine, Franco seems a lovely host, the upstairs dining room will no doubt be buzzing at the weekends, and the cost was moderate.
Yes, I'll certainly go back.
I also went last night with an Italian friend and was impressed. It's going to become my local - the food was really nice and well-priced, it was very well set out. The'ye put in a false ceiling to create two floors and the upper floor is more like a cafe / bar. There's apparently free wifi upstairs.
I really like it - it's just what the Elephant needs.
Been a lurker for a while on this site, well, long before houseprices in SE1 became an obsession here.
Anyway, my partner and I sampled this restuarant last Saturday night. It's magic, as long as you don't expect cordon bleu type fare. We had a couple of Peronis whilst waiting for our starters which were stuffed mushrooms and prawns and advocado. Mains were veal milanese with napoli spaghetti and linguini vongole (no shortage of clams) accompanied by a decent bottle of Chianti. Both of us had desserts, double espressos, grappa and liminado. We walked out to the night air completely sated, with our wallets having been emptied by a tad over £70, inc tip. Should have tipped a coupla quid more to make the regular 10% but had not the change. All in all, a good addition to the area. They should put a board or sign up by the Salvation Army building, as a lot of potential customers will miss it as it's off the main drag.
went there the other day,
it's really great,
really garish decor,
great cheesy music,
and really good food.
The staff were very nice to us,
and it doesn't cost any more
than a chain place.
It's just like the proper, family-run
italian places you get in the Melbourne suburbs..
Hi all, went there last night, I only had a pudding and some wine but the pizza and pasta had by others looked good and even though we didn't spend much (1 pizza, 1 pasta, 2 deserts, 1 bottle of wine and 2 soft drinks between 5 people) we got a big plate of nibble and a bottle of prosecco thrown in! Can't be bad! Service was lovely and friendly too and they do takeaway!