We had an unpromising start; firstly a very stressed front of house gave us the impression that our presence was causing a problem (despite us having booked and arrived on time), and we ended up sharing a table for four with another couple. Then the waitress insisted on explaining all the menu in great detail, which was just irritating.
After that, things started to pick up. We got two rather citrussy negronis and started with a decent salad of fennel and orange and also gorgonzola with pear chutney; the gorgonzola was tangy and melting just in the right way.
Next were the pastas; pici with sausage and mushroom, agnolotti with shavings of summer truffle and mezzelune with potato and lemon. All were delicious and served in Italian-sized portions (75g of pasta) so we could try three plates between the two of us.
For dessert we had a dark chocolate cake and a giant cannolo. I prefer my pastry to be slightly less cooked than for the cannolo here but the soft and sweet filling was delicious.
After the initial stress, the rest of the service was pretty efficient. It’s a very small place and they only take reservations at certain times. I’ve seen some criticism of the prices and portion sizes but if they give me pasta that delicious I am willing to forgive them!