This charming and authentic Italian restaurant has been doing some very lovely things in Leeds since 1976. And with nearly 40 years in the business, it's little wonder they really know what they're doing when it comes not only to food and wine, but to hospitality, too.
The menu is pretty fierce in its dedication to Italy, and diners are encouraged to follow the four-course Italian act (antipasti, pasta, secondi and dessert). Though the whole shebang is often a little much for most, there are superb choices throughout the menu, with highlights including the gamberoni abruzzese (grilled king prawns with chilli and lemon), risotto alla Boscaiola (risotto with truffled woodland mushroom and roasted oyster mushroom) and a wonderfully authentic twice-cooked belly pork in a red pepper and caper confit that smacks impressively of Campania, from where the dish hails.
The pizzas are very good too, and an early bird menu is good value at £14.50 for two courses, or £17.50 for three. The coffee is superb - and strong.
115 & 107 Otley Road
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu noon-2pm, 6-10pm; Fri-Sat noon-2pm, 5.30-10.30pm; Sun noon-9pm|
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