If you dine outside, in the stone quadrangle of this former colonial convent and orphanage, you'll be flanked by pillars, balconies, and statues, and it might seem as if you've been whisked away to an Italian opera. It's a magical setting, though the contemporary Italian cuisine is still the main lure. The menu changes regularly, but expect top-notch pastas, seafood, risottos, and hearty classics like osso bucco, braised beef cheek, and rack of lamb.
Jan 29, 2010
Three excellent reasons to avoid this place: 1. Smarmy sommelier who is out to fleece you and things that good service involves interrupting your conversation and boring you to tears. 2. A chef who thinks fine dining is about how the food looks on the plate not how it tastes. The produce is not worth the price they charge. 3. A maitre d who is rude when he asks if you enjoyed your dinner despite polite and honest feedback. The restaurant
has a new chef as of December 2009 and the place is clearly loosing business.
Jul 18, 2005
I ate here in June 2005 and the food was great, Italian staff mostly, friendly good service and great food. It has a small bar attached too. Would definitely recommend it and I would go back again