|D had a bicycle to deliver in Dunstable and as we know a good Italian eaterie there, I was looking forward to supper. It is more of a café than a restaurant, having only eight tables. It is decorated with pictures of Italian celebrities, Dean Martin, Sophia Loren etc. and the tables are covered in red checked oil cloth. The obligatory Chianti bottles are dripped with candle wax and Italian music plays all night long.The menu is varied with pasta, pizza and meat and fish on offer, but I wanted something different tonight so opted for the vegetarian meal of the day, vegetables with spaghetti. They always manage to cook the pasta exactly to my taste, just past al dente, and this was then mixed with the vegetables which, tonight were spinach, mushrooms, onion, pepper, garlic and chilli all just heated in olive oil so there was still a little crunch to everything. It was perfect. We always order a small carafe of wine for me which is always delicious though I have no idea what it is and a Peroni for D. We probably eat there only about four times a year but the staff always welcome us by name. The coffee is excellent and the Grappa goes down well.. Everything that evening was cooked to order and the freshness was evident. All in all, a very pleasant supper.
- Kasuri Baingan
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