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|Address:||2-4 Thackeray Street, London W8 5ET|
|Tel:||020 3544 7977|
|Price: £58.00||Wine: £26.00||Champagne: £55.00|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Fri 12N-2.30pm Mon-Wed 7-10.30pm Thurs-Sat 6-10.45pm (Sat 7pm- )|
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An excellent choice for a group party in Kensignton.
It's a sprawling restaurant full of seperate rooms and nooks and crannys, covered in Italian movie memorabillia. Lots of Fellini posters, rare album covers and even some signed knickers and a negligee in the basement (am hoping from a well known 60's siren and not from a happy punter).
The food was excellent, I got food envy looking at the scallop starter. I had the foie gras with a grape salad which was delicious, followed by their showcase main course the risotto served in a huge parmesan rind. I loved the performance of dishing the rissoto onto my plate and scraping lots of fresh parmesan into it in the process. Other succesful dishes on the table included their special main course of rabbit ragu ravioli in a butter and sage sauce.
The homemade ice cream was beautifully done and the presentation of the chocolate tart and tiramisu looked fantastic.
It's worth noting they had a truffle based special menu which included a starter of stuffed guinea fowl with white truffles at £32. I've never had truffles before and at those prices I am not going to in the near future either.
A lot of reviews about this restaurant mention the prices. It is undeniably expensive. It was perfect for our occasion and if you won't balk at a goats cheese salad starter at £15 you'll love it. I just couldn't justify those prices if I was eating without the expense account.
The service was excellent and it's a really unsual restaurant with reliable Italian dishes. Charming, quirky, friendly and very very expensive!