Hearty Italian fare is at the centre of Da Noi’s offering, with head chef Valentina a passionate native of Italy, keen to share her love of the food she grew up on.
The interiors at Da Noi – which translates to ‘from us’, in case you’re wondering – are a pleasantly neutral affair. Panelled walls are offset with mirrors, which help to give the illusion of enlarging the petite space, while modern white chairs add a crisp finish. The bar space is small but serves up a broad range of drinks with a special focus on Italian wines
When it comes to the food, there are various menus to choose from, with set specials offering up good value for money. The standard a la carte, however, isn’t too pricy with mains around the £10-15 mark and pizzas starting from £8. To begin the starters offer something for everyone, with dishes like garlic bread with cheese and antipasto boards available to choose between. Mains are a mix of pizza, pasta and more substantial dishes. For failsafe plates opt for a carbonara, a spaghetti with ragu or a mushroom pizza, or for something more adventurous consult the mains section. Here you’ll find old school serves like veal Milanese and steak Rossini – a cut of beef fillet served in a Madeira wine sauce on toast topped with homemade chicken and duck liver pate. Sweets bring family favourites like cheesecake, tiramisu and gelato.
Because the restaurant is fairly small, it does get booked up quickly, so we’d recommend calling ahead. The laidback ambiance makes a lovely background tempo for romantic dates, while larger groups can also be catered to with the party packages. The helpful team members are always on hand to make sure your evening goes without a hitch, so don’t be afraid to request any special adjustments you’d like.