Touting itself as “Elmers End’s very own slice of Italy”, Lugana is a relaxed, affordable local which serves up a menu of Italian classics. Pared-back, cosy interiors are matched with extensive menu offerings, including child-friendly, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
From the à la carte, you can enjoy a selection of hot and cold starters (bruschetta, calamari in a tomato sauce), before moving on to pasta dishes such as homemade spinach and ricotta ravioli, or perhaps a mixed seafood linguine.
Meatier options see sirloin steaks and strips of chicken breast served in tomato sauce, while fish dishes include seabass, or King scallops served with rice and vegetables. Finish up with the dessert menu which mixes popular afters (cheesecake, apple pie, etc.) with traditional Italian ones, such as tiramisu, scoops of gelato and panna cotta.
The hand-picked wine list pairs well with the menu of comfort food, while a weekly-changing set menu offers great value.