We chose this local Italian restaurant for dinner last Saturday. It’s located in Hoole, a suburb of Chester and surrounded by bars and shops. Initial impression was great as the service was polite and efficient and the atmosphere was buzzing.
Prices were reasonable. Our bottle of Chiaretto was £20 but you could get a bottle of house white or red for £14. Starters were around the £6 mark, pasta mains around £12 but meat dishes I thought were overpriced at around £20.
Starter was a good focaccia with olive oil and balsamic dip.
My husband then had seafood parpadelle which was passable, but my spinach and ricotta ravioli was completely drowned in sauce which made it inedible. The staff were apologetic, but I didn’t ask for a replacement as it was just not to my taste so I left rather hungry!
I wouldn’t return to try again as looking around it seemed most pasta dishes were drowning in sauce and in very large portions (including my husband’s) so I guess this is their method.
It obviously suits a lot of people as the restaurant is always busy and you have to book.