This delightful little new addition to the Polpo family just above the French House is a small, reasonably priced and atmospheric place with some excellent food on offer.
The duck and porcini meatball was delicious and moreish, with a sumptuous sauce that begged to be licked off the plate. It isn’t that sort of place though. The Melanzane parmigiana was, as my companion stated, the single-most umami thing in the world. Just bursting with flavour like you would not believe.
For the mains we got Crispy soft shell crab, parmesan batter and fennel salad which, apart from being dripped all over my companion was pretty good. It was the least exciting of all the dishes to be fair, the batter a bit too overpowering and the salad, while pleasant, didn’t really taste of fennel. This went with Zucchini fries, cut thin and a little salty but y’know, yum.
Then, after reminding the staff we had ordered two mains, the Grilled sliced flank steak with white truffle cream was just great. Truffle sauce was delicious and the steak was so rare and tender, this went great with the Polenta bianca, a creamy comforting delight.
Overall, lovely experience, the staff were a bit ditzy at times but the food made up for it. Just a note, they don’t take bookings in the evening so timing is everything…