Cafe Della Piazza

I have only eaten here once before, a few years ago and at the time I thought the food was nice enough but it was a bit on the expensive side. So I was pleasantly surprised to discover this time that the food is great and it is actually reasonably priced! There were four of us, so we had a variety of mains as well as sharing a mixed bread to start with. The mixed bread had garlic, parmesan and sundried tomato breads, and I have to say – that parmesan bread – yummo! The only thing I dislike about this sort of thing (and this is not specific to this place) is that four of us had to share six pieces of bread. This means you either spend half your time cutting various bits of bread in half or some people miss out on trying a particular flavour… I wish that the wait staff would ask if we would like them to adjust the serving (with an adjustment in price as appropriate) to the number of people on the table… Anyway, the mains were amazing, I had the pasta Verona with sun dried tomatoes, slivers of garlic, a dollop of pesto and goats cheese, Martin had the vegetarian risotto (can’t remember it’s actual name) but it was also divine. I am a bit wary of ordering risotto in restaurants as they can vary so much, but I would definitely order this one next time I eat here. Our friends had a gnocchi dish and octopus salad and both commented on how good they were. All in all a great meal – and there is a good selection of clearly marked vegetarian dishes… I will definitely go back and would definitely recommend it!