Marco Roccasalvo and Laura Chiavini's very popular and authentically Italian restaurant has a relaxed, informal atmosphere and menus that are extensive without sacrificing quality, so it is likely to be busy most evenings.
Wide ranging choices include a large selection of seafood (although not all options will be available at any one time), blackboard specials, and a good selection of pizza - and vegetarians are well catered for in the pasta selection.
All the meat is sourced from a respected local butcher, and is of exceptional quality: the grigliata mista, a plate of grilled beef fillet, lamb and Italian sausage is particularly recommended.
The homemade dessert specials are a good choice and the wine list, which is exclusively Italian, features some excellent wines, some by the glass.
Service is informa,l but the Italian staff are clearly passionate about food and wine and keen to make suggestions.
This unassuming restaurant has a well deserved following, merited by the excellent quality of the food, the large choice of wine, and the enticing atmosphere.
[*The orginal Campo de'Fiori premises, nearby on Albert Avenue is now operated as a shop/deli, Risto Market.]