Thursday, December 29, 2005

Mambo Italiano

Been to two great Italian restaurants in the last couple of days. Pizzeria Francesca in Jesmond is definitely Newcastle's best restaurant: queue up while drinking the great wine, then choose from a huge range of fantastic pizza and pasta, all at unbelievable prices. Mikul and Shalean (above) agree! And Trattoria Mondello in Goodge St reminds me how lucky I am to live around the corner from the mini-Little-Italy of London: lovely Sicilian food and wine. Both places were happy to make my own random choice of food rather than stick to the menu, which is always a good sign.

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