Our old favourite "IL Pizziollo" was full for lunch today but then I noticed the old O'Neills on Blenheim st had been convereted into a trattoria. It was an offshoot of "Semplice" which is meant to be good so my lovely wife and I decided to give it go.
We were warmly greeted on entering and shown to a table at the back of the restaurant. The menu was quite limited and unforunatly we weren't shown the specials board but we both fancied the linguine bolognese. We were offered some bread and oil but this was a touch stale so my wife had a bit of a coughing fit after she swallowed some. The food came out piping hot and was pretty good. It tasted very fresh though I do prefer the one my wife makes. I finished off the meal with an expresso which was very strong and bitter but my wife did like her fresh mint tea.
All in all fairly average, nice room, pretty good service but I did feel it lacked a bit of wow. Interesting that the more homely "Il Pizzaolio" was full whilst this was half empty. Would probably pop back but I think there are other places to try around there.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Food 6 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 6