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Could not have been happier with our meal.... Great service and food. Loved it!!
Great food and atmosphere. Wonderful friendly service. Even though the place was busy, it wasn’t a very long wait for food. Definitely recommend for authentic Italian food.
Food was delicious! Will definitely be back again to work our way through the menu.
Top service and recommendations by the waiter, packed restaurant with good atmosphere.
Got sat next to the fridge which was not a great start. Table was too big for the small corner it was in. The drinks were nice, the bellini was really good. Food took a long time to come, it looked like they were doing too many takeaway orders for the kitchen staff to handle the in-house guests' orders. Pizza was a bit too burnt in spots, with way too much gorgonzola overpowering the fig and other flavours. Caprese salad was nice but the tomato was bizarrely hard and solid - bizzare because in caprese it's always paired with mozzarella, a soft cheese. Their handmade spaghetti was delicious and had a great consistency, and the amatriciana sauce was lovely in its balance of flavours and ingredients. Unfortunately something that did overshadow the dining experience was the younger male waiter swooping in lile a hawk the minute we had finished a dish. This was despite the fact that he failed to clear away other things such as the sauces we had been given for the pizza, despite having long finished the pizza by the time the next dishes arrived. If I sound like I'm nitpicking it's just because I had high expectations from all the positive reviews this restaurant has already received. That and having worked in the industry, it was sad to see a few very obvious things that could be fixed/given attention but have clearly been forgotten in their initial success in the first year of business. I wish the staff all the best and hope to come back again one day...perhaps in a year or two.
Booked this table online a week in advance for Valentines Day, only to arrive and be seated at the bar and told that there would be a set menu for the evening. This was not indicated on the restaurant website or booking portal. Only after more than 30 minutes and much insistence were we moved to an actual table. The food service was incredibly slow because they were busy and short staffed, so we did not end up eating until close to an hour after arriving. Not initially, but in the end, the staff were apologetic and did not charge us for our drinks. The food itself was good, but not worth the wait. The set menu was not very inspiring unfortunately. I have been to another Just Italy restaurant before and it was a much better experience. I would not go here again for a special occasion but will definitely return to the smaller restaurant.
Everything was great. Staff were very pleasant and kept checking up on us more than once - which unfortunately does not happen too often these days! The only bad thing was the noise which was not at all the restaurant's fault - there was just a big party in a small space. This restaurant should be a little bit bigger as it definitely has the potential! Would definitely come back again!
Food, service and atmosphere were great. The only negative was that we were charged for an extra gelato which was served to us in error. We advised that it was not ordered when it was brought to the table,but the waitress said we she should have it anyway, we assumed free of charge. Nevertheless the gelato was fantastic, like the rest of the food, so this was just a small thing..,
The staff were so friendly and lovely to talk to. The food was very high quality. Tasty, home made and absolutely delicious. It was the first time we have attended and it definitely won't be our last time. We will be going back again and again. If you like Italian food, this restaurant is the place to go. I am so looking forward to going back.
Food is great. Everytime you get a waiter they are lovely it is just getting their attention is the hard one! We sat down and waited for 10 minutes for someone to come and ask us if we wanted a drink but we had to ask for a drinks menu! She apologised. I wanted to order a second glass of wine as we were eating our mains but couldnt get anyones attention/would have been nice if someone came and asked how our mains were going. I do enjoy this restaurant just wish they had more staff on.