La Cucina is an Italian trattoria restaurant on London Road. It's a pretty central little place and next door there are a few more restaurants. The menu is mostly made up of classic dishes that are fairly cheap and of good quality. First there are small tapas-style breads (crostini) with olives and/or garlic, pesto and artichokes. Everything cost less than 4 GBP. We also had bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms and roasted goat cheese that cost between 4 and 6 GBP. The pizzas cost between 6-9 GBP and there's a good selection, and white pizza without tomato sauce, which are very good. Then there tenderloin, grilled salmon, seafood risotto or vegetable, and some pastas. The wines are also a good price, most are Italian.
Vivido is an Italian restaurant in the centre of Harrogate. Its white and orange facade can be seen from a distance, contrasting with the surrounding dark red brick exterior. When you walk in, you immediately feel as if you're on vacation. The restaurant opened in late 2008, and is very cheery, modern Mediterranean cuisine. The cheapest menu is the Early Birds menu, served until half past six, with two courses for £8, or any pizza or pasta for £5. This does not apply on weekends. The lasagna and beef cannelloni are both £8, with a delicious mushroom and Parmesan risotto for 9.50. The pizza is worth £7-8, or you can order a margarita and add any ingredient for 65 cents. Ideal for the whole family.
In Grassmarket Square, just behind Edinburgh Castle, this American-style pizzeria offers an innovative menu full of new ideas, because it fuses typical ingredients used in traditional Scottish cuisine with traditional Italian-American cuisine. It's a small, well decorated place, and it´s quite pleasant. It´s usually best to book at peak times. Usually, as in most of the United Kingdom, the pizzas are measured in inches approx. A 12 "is for two people. In this case, they make the pizzas after you choose the ingredients. In one of the photos there is a pizza with Cheddar cheese, bacon and haggis ... it´s really a delicious combination. But there is something to suit everyone´s tastes. You can order meats or salmon, which are cooked in a stone oven, so the menu is quite varied.
This used to be a train station in Bo'ness, and is now a museum. Currently, the old diesel and steam trains are in use to take sightseers to the fireclay mine in Birkhill. This mine is next to the River Avon. There is a guided tour and the mine itself could kind of be compared to the mining museum in Asturias (except that in this case the mine is real). I've been there twice and both were very interesting. They have several old trains that are used depending on the day and time. They also organize special events throughout the year. There's more info on the website.
San Martino is an Italian restaurant on Swan Road. It's a little bit far away from the heart of Harrogate, but it is located around several hotels and if you're staying in one of them then it's very conveniently located. The Mercer Art Gallery is right across from it. The restaurant has an early evening menu until 7:30, and it offers two courses for 12 pounds and three courses for £ 15. From this menu includes calamari starters, avocado and shrimp salad, vegetable soup ... Then follow with a paste beloñesa, or pasta with Amatriciana sauce, linguini with fish, spirals with vegetables .... The desserts are also good. The a la carte is a bit more expensive, the starters are 5-8 pounds and the second between 12 and 15 pounds.
Joe Rigattoni is an Italian restaurant, situated right next to the Hotel St George in Harrogate. It is an old house that was renovated to make it a truly great restaurant that's spread out over two floors, plus a terrace for dining outside when the weather's nice. The dishes are "New York Italian" style. The most popular dishes there include spaghetti with meatballs, homemade burgers, and a wide selection of pizzas. Comes for £ 15 per person including drinks. At noon there is a dish plus drink deals for £ 8.
The Casa Romana is one of the original Italian restaurants in Harrogate. Harrogate is a small town is famous for tourism and leisure, so it's not surprising that it has a number of good places to eat. The Casa Romana was been around for 26 years, and features Italian products displayed on the walls and Italian flags in the windows. The menu includes lamb kidneys (10 pounds), avocado with mozzarella and tomato (6 pounds), black pepper chicken (16 pounds), and a variety of pasta dishes for between 10-12 pounds. It is a bit pricey but most of the ingredients are imported from Italy. The pizzas cost around 10 pounds each and the best is the salami. Between 5 and 7 pm, there is a limited, fixed menu for 12 pounds which offers an appetizer, then a second of chicken, pasta, or pizza.
Est Caffee is a good place in which to say goodbye to London. They have a wide variety of Italian food from pizzas to their pasta which will all leave a good taste in your mouth. You can also enjoy a good range of beers. It is serviced by a reasonable number of waiters.
In the very heart of Sunderland is Marcellos, the best Italian restaurant in the entire city. Its owner Genaro used the name of his father when he opened this elegant place. His children, English for three generations, help in business, and speak both English and Italian, and one of them can manage in Castilian. The menu is superb, both pastas and its other options. The wine list is extensive, the best being Italian. An exclusive but relaxed atmosphere, and incredible attention, but this does not mean higher prices, taking into account the characteristics of the restaurant and the quality of food/service. If we are in Sunderland and want Italian food, for me the choice is clear, going to enjoy a fantastic menu.
In the centre of Stirling, Fabio D'Agosta runs this modern Italian restaurant with his Canadian wife, which he says offers a new concept in the kitchen. With personalized service, D'Agosta is one of the few Italian restaurants serving authentically cooked pasta, as Fabio says "al dente". Any of the varieties you choose will be absolutely delicious. Fabio always comes to ask his clients how their meal was and to thank them for coming. Also, he speaks fluent Spanish, since he worked in Cadiz as the head chef on organized cruises. His wife obviously speaks fluent French, so between them they offer their culinary art in three languages, in case you have any problems with English. The secret of his new Italian kitchen concept is very easy, mix the culinary basics of Italy, Spain, Canada and France together. It certainly offers a range of new flavours, innovating in the market.
After 21 years of services, Italia Nostra is the best choice if you want a good Italian restaurant in the centre of Stirling. They work with an open kitchen, so you can watch and see how the dishes are prepared in the most traditional way, its specialty is baked mushrooms with garlic and a variety of pasta. The wine list and the dessert menu are also long. The fast and friendly service is good, and you get good value for your money, making this a very convenient spot. It is a quiet place with a relaxed atmosphere. It's possibly the best Italian in the city centre, but in my opinion it's not the best in the area. The best is in Bridge of Allan and is called 'Vecchia Bologna'.
Jamie Oliver is one of the most famous chefs in the UK, and is actively involved in a number of programs, as well as preparing some wonderful recipes. He's been involved with a project of awareness to improve the healthiness of British eating habits, especially in schools. Besides this, he has opened a number of restaurants with different themes. Jamie's Italian is a chain, and we can find one branch in the centre of Glasgow, George Square. The room is very spacious, but the lighting leaves something to be desired.
Don't get me wrong, it looks great, but it's not suitable for taking photos with your phone. The bar is one of the first things I liked, laid out in a market style with bread, vegetables, meat, and drinks. It's all very nice and Italian-looking, but without any flags or typical Italian decorations. The food is spectacular. I loved the Italian nachos, fried ravioli with four cheeses and parmesan sauce. Delicious! I'll try to make them at home because they were incredible. They say that all the pasta is fresh, and it shows. Everything was delicious, especially the risotto. For dessert, of course, we ordered tiramisu and the truth is I'm not a big fan, but it was still good.
This branch of Prezzo Italian restaurant is located on Hertford Street, behind Hyde Park and Park Lane. I was surprised at the quality, as usually chains in the UK are disappointing. This menu was a bargain at 10 pounds per person, including a starter, a main and a drink. We tried the breaded cheeses, bruschetta and then shared a pizza with asparagus and a goat cheese salad. The presentation is nice, and everything is fresh and tastes good. This branch is in an old house that has beautiful wooden ceilings. It was empty at 12.30 but then quickly filled up.
Misto is an Italian restaurant situated in the small houses in the Shepherd's Market. It is a charming old house, that formed part of the market during the nineteenth century. There are several floors, with small rooms that have low ceilings and vintage decor. As a starter they serve a good selection of antipasti with ham, cheese, tomato salad and olives; classic dishes from the Italian cuisine. For the second course they offer a variety of pastas, risottos, meat and fish. All products are tasty and come from the market. The starters are less than 10 pounds and the second about 18 pounds. In total, the meal comes to about 25 pounds per person with a drink. A little more if you order a bottle of wine, which are expensive.
Da Corradi is an Italian restaurant that serves a wide variety of traditional dishes. It is located in the Shepherd's Market, a pedestrian area that allows the restaurants to put seats on a small terrace outside. The restaurant offers a large selection of wines and beers to accompany your meal. It's a nice place with excellent service. It is a good quality restaurant, much better than the typical "Italian" food that you can find in London. They import certain products such as cheeses and oils in order to offer a cuisine that is much like you would find in Italy. You can eat a full dinner for about £ 25 per person, including wine. It's about a five minute walk from the Hilton and Intercontinental hotels, if you take Hertford Street.
I don't known what's so special about Italian cuisine, but Southport is crazy about it, so it's not surprising that there's an Italian joint like this. Casa Italia is decorated in true Italian style with checkered tablecloths and lights everywhere, creating a warm atmosphere that invites calm and serenity. The restaurant is very good, the food is delicious and the prices are not exorbitant. A very appropriate recommendation to the country (ironically, of course ...). Honestly, just a good place.
Friendly atmosphere with a mix of authentic Italian cuisine using good ingredients. In the summer you can make use of the terrace and enjoy a cocktail while they prepare the food. Next week I am going to the city and of course I will be going back to this little corner of Italy.
Eating out in the most expensive areas of London can be a daunting task for those on a budget, but at the Spaghetti House you know exactly what you're in for. They offer a menu with wings, arancini or salad for starers, and gnocchi, a chicken burger, or an excellent pizza for the main course. Together with drinks it comes out to £15.00. The service is friendly and the waiters speak Italian. All in all, a pleasant place.