Hidden on an alley off Southampton Row, lies this cosy little Italian restaurant. The staffs were very friendly and could not stop making us laugh. Very funny men indeed.
We were hoping for some authentic Italian food as it seems like the place that does kick ass food with no fuss. We ordered the bruschetta, mushroom soup and arancini to start. The bruschetta and arancini were average. The mushroom soup on the other hand, was pretty good. It was packed full of earthy, nutty mushroom flavour the way I like it; light with no cream.
Lobster on its own is already so flavoursome, it is difficult make a bad lobster dish. Luckily, they did not disappoint. The lobster spaghetti was delish, tasted like sea and its natural sweetness.
I am a seabass lover and this was really disappointing. Although big portion, it did not deliver the taste of fish. A fish should taste like fish and it didn’t!! You could not imagine my frustration. I really did not care about the portion, all I wanted was a piece of fresh fish, simply well cooked. So I got a little grumpy. Yes, all it takes to turn my smile upside down is tasteless food. At least the carbonara my friend ordered was decent.
The night ended pretty well as we were lucky enough to be served a not so pretty looking but fantastic dessert, the tiramisu! They claimed it is the best tiramisu in London. I can’t say it is the best I’ve tried but it is up there.
“Come here for their tiramisu.”
Very good service, friendly staff and fantastic tiramisu.
The food is hit and miss. As long as you know what to order, you should have a good time.
Will I return?
Will definitely be back for the tiramisu, not so much for the food.
9 Cosmo Place, Southampton Row,
London WC1N 3AP
Tel: +44 (0)207 837 0904
Closest station: Russell Square (Picadilly), Holborn (Central)