Those of you that read my Blogging Goals for 2017 post will be aware that one of my goals was to eat my way around more London restaurants. I have of course be revisiting old favourites but now have a new restaurant under my belt to tell you all about. My friend and I recently braved the cold weather and ventured out to a restaurant located in Covent Garden called Spaccanapoli. There seem to be a cluster of restaurants in the area where this particular restaurant was which all had large floor to ceiling glass windows making them look very inviting.
The restaurant we visited had two tables occupied on our arrival and during the time we spent there only one other group of guests come along to dine. The seating was comfortable, roomy yet the restaurant was small and there was a nice relaxed atmosphere.
This particular meal was prepaid by us online, it was a deal found on the groupon site. The offer was for the following:
Choice of starters includes: platter of Napoli prosciutto and salami | Toasted bread with tomatoes, garlic and basil | mixed grilled vegetables.
Choice of mains includes: gnocchi | lasagna | penne Siciliana | pizza margherita with tomatoes, olives, capers, anchovies and oregano | pizza Americana with salami, tomatoes, mozzarella, parmesan and basil | pizza vegetariana with tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, courgettes & mozzarella).
Apolina, a white or dark chocolate Italian treat will be served as a dessert.
Deal also includes a glass of house red or white wine each.
The waiter seemed friendly enough and flitted from table to table assisting the customers before vanishing off into the kitchen.
The menu was varied enough for the price and should you prefer you can swap your wine for a soft drink.
The House White
This wine was palatable and went well with my meal although it did look more like a half glass than a full one.
Platter of Napoli Prosciutto and Salami
The cut was very thin and the Prosciutto was pretty fatty as you can see from the picture. The bread was warm on arrival which was nice. I would have preferred if the salami used looked a bit more appealing and less anaemic the picture gives the salami a redder colour then it actually had. You can get such a lovely range of salamis that are not expensive from the supermarkets that look more appealing than those we were served. The portion size for a starter was more than adequate.
The lasagna came out sizzling and looked very nice. The portion size was good and there was plenty of mince inside but the lasagna itself needed more flavour.
This was extremely disappointing. We would have liked something a little more substantial and we were not given the option of white or dark chocolate. Instead we were given a glass that had something that we were told was caramel dessert which tasted a big like angel delight but with a thinner runnier consistency. It was edible but I would have preferred a glass with tiramisu.
For £19.95 for two people this wasn’t bad but I wouldn’t venture there again for this particular meal but the pizza did look good so maybe I just chose the wrong thing. The price is reasonable and I think that if I was to venture there again I would probably go for the Bruschetta and a pizza.
Have you tried Spaccanapoli yet?
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