Drink · Food

La Rosa, The Strand

Note to self: The best restaurants are always booked out in advance. That was the reality when my friend and I stepped into a Greek restaurant we had planned to visit on Friday night, but were informed that it was fully booked out.

For both sittings.

It was a bit of a shame, but being in the city has its perks. We decided to grab Italian at La Rosa, a cozy place that delivered the last time I’d been there. Nothing’s changed since then.

As we were in a celebratory mood, our favourite cocktails were the drink of choice.

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I had a mojito.
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H had a margarita.

Onto the food, we started with Misto di Olive and did not expect a simple tasting plate to be so intensely satisfying!

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Those plump, glossy olives were delicious but the garlicky olive tapenade was on a whole other level.

For our mains, we had a pizza and pasta.

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Canederli di Spinaci: gruyere cheese and spinach dumplings with sage leaves. That was rich and tasty.
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Luckily, we went with the entrée size because that was more than enough for both of us.
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The margherita pizza could have been a bit better with the addition of tomato slices and more flavour. Some nice things were that it had a thin crust and no soggy parts as it was straight out of the oven!

Talk about a silver lining… that was such a lovely meal and in the words of H.B. “I’m stuffed well and happy”.

What are your go-to Italian places?

La Rosa The Strand Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Lauren

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