All reader reviews by Eviegirl

Da Mario

I took my 19 year old grandson to lunch here as I know he likes his food and the reviews sounded good. The restaurant was busy and we were lucky enough to get a table. It is a family run restaurant, very friendly with a nice cosy atmosphere. The service was excellent and the food lived up to expectation. Bread sticks and a basket of sliced rustic bread with mixed olives were brought to our table straight away while we chose from the menu. We both had starters and my grandson chose the lamb cutlets as his main course and asked for them to be done pink. They were cooked to perfection. I had the lasagna, which was very good. Although we were quite full, we managed to squeeze down ice-cream for dessert - nothing quite like Italian ice-cream. We shared a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio which was reasonably priced and went well with the meal. It's nice to find a family run restaurant in Covent Garden as there's more than enough chain style restaurants which can be a bit hit and miss. This end of Endell Street is rather chi chi, lots of outside dining, very attractive and appealling. A nice experience all round.

Thursday, June 07, 2007
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 9 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 9


A large party of us went for Sunday brunch. As soon as we entered the restaurant we could feel the buzz, it was full which we felt was a very good sign of things to come. We were not disappointed, the food was good and my husband said his steak was cooked to perfection. The staff were very professional and quite charming, nothing seemed too much trouble. We had to wait a bit before our wine order was taken, the wine waiter being a different waiter than the one taking our food order. It's not easy dealing with a big party but our food waiter was spot on with everyone's order. A minor criticism would be the size of the bowls and plates, which tended to make the meal look miniscule, particularly the fig starter. It seems to be a trend to serve meals in huge white dishes, which can make the food portions look a bit mean. However at £17.50 for 3 courses it was good value. We felt it was a good find and a nice place to have lunch when out and about in Covent Garden.

Monday, April 16, 2007
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 8 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 8

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