We walked there from home and it was quiet part of town and as we peered in through the windows, we did wonder if it was closed as it seemed empty. The Korean place close by seemed much busier. However we ventured in and were warmly welcomed.
It soon became evident that this trattoria style restaurant does the majority of its trade feeding corporate suits during the day and like the area, at the weekend, it is much quieter. A real shame actually because if this was situated in the busier part of town I can imagine it would be much busier...but then maybe it wouldn't have the roaring lunch trade...oh the ups an downs of business.
It's a lovely dining room with high ceilings and exposed brick work. The tables are nicely spaced apart. Our waiter was friendly and hospitable.
We shared the Maltagliati di Noce alla Boscaiola which is house made walnut maltagliati with duck and sautéed porcini served in a sun dried tomato sauce. The matltaglia is like super thick lingine with a frilly edge. Thick and al dente I loved the rustic feel of the dish and the ribsticking stodginess of it. The flavours of the duck and tomato and porcini mushroom was deeply satisfying and the shredded duck meat tender and tasty. Win!
The pizza was large with a thin base but a pillowy and doughy crust that was light and fluffy with generous topping and and I can vouch that it stayed good for breakfast the next day! The pizza base didn't dry out and I'm not usually a crust eater as I find it too dry but not in this case.
The roast pork looked dry but was actually juicy and springy in texture. The risotto wrapped in prosciutto was so tasty and such a good idea. Not sure if its a traditional Italian thing but we'd never seen it before.
We were so full after all this and took half the pizza home. We felt very satisfied and certainly felt we'd had a good Italian feed.