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I decided to check this place out having read the reviews below. I went on a Thursday evening. Aside from my friend and I, there were two large groups dining that night.

For my starter I had buffalo mozarella, roasted cherry tomatoes (served 'on the vine') and sliced avocado. This was very good. The tomatoes had a strong and delicious flavour, as did the mozarella. I had it served without olive oil, and adding my own salt - I like to

savour the taste of the mozarella that way. There were two different mozarella starters, neither involving beefsteak tomatoes and basil leaves. I was pleased to see them deviating from this traditional tricolore salad.

For the main course I had a homemade thick ribbed pasta with a chunky fresh wild mushroom and artichoke sauce. This was as sensational as I'd hoped it might be, with the pasta properly al-dente and the mushrooms with an intense flavour.

For pudding I forced down their tiramisu -I had no need for more food, but wanted to see if it was as good as the earlier courses. It was.

The total bill for two, including starters, mains, puddings, two glasses of wine, water, soft drink, service was £45.

Fabrizio's hasn't spent much on décor, and the downstairs area doesn't look so nice, but the food more than makes up for it. I found the service to be attentive and friendly. I can imagine the bulk of their business is the lunchtime office trade, which makes an evening visit all the more worthwhile. It's easily the best Italian meal I've had in London, and I'll be back to explore the meat and fish dishes.

Monday, December 18, 2006
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 10

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