Locale Mio, Italian tapas and pizza restaurant, opened lately in Johnson Street behind the Guildford Hotel. It is a stylishly arrange room, a darkish tile serving space giving satisfaction of place to a copper wooden fired pizza oven, shifting alongside to a putting bar with a wall of spirits behind it, wall murals and really snug leather-based look chairs.
Open from 11.30AM Wednesday to Friday and from 9AM on Saturday and Sunday, with an in depth menu – breakfast dishes embrace lemon ricotta pancakes, scrambled eggs with Italian sausage, and panini with roasted pork and peppers – whereas the lunch and dinner menu is split into Fried Tapas – assume zucchini patties, tempura calamari, baccala croquettes – Cold Tapas – beef carpaccio, burrata with truffles and tomato –Hot Tapas – Polpette Pomodoro, baked cauliflower steaks – Pasta – Salad and round two dozen totally different pizza – each white and pink (all obtainable as takeaway as properly). And desserts in fact.
We popped in through the week and selected a bottle of Sicilian Nero D’Avola from their neat wine record – alternatives from WA, Australia and abroad – the Lamura is a medium bodied natural wine with a savoury, herbaceous nostril, loads of cherry and raspberry flavours on the palate – good meals wine.
From the menu we ordered a few the tapas dishes –baccala croquettes and the Polpette and a pizza – the Siciliana to match the wine!
The croquettes – crisply fried with a salty, succulent filling of cod – sat in a puddle of zesty puttanesca sauce – spot on.
The beef and pork meatballs, juicy and tender, got here with an impressive house made tomato sauce – wealthy, fragrant and brimming with tomato flavours. Crusty bread to mop up the remnant sauce.
Our pizza additionally hit the mark – skinny, crisp base, topping of mozzarella, anchovies, oregano, garlic – I had just a little chilli on the aspect, in fact. This was an excellent pizza certainly.
We couldn’t fairly handle dessert however peach bellini pannacotta has my identify on it for subsequent time.
Locale Mio is a superb addition to Guildford – properly arrange, wonderful meals and wine, pleasant welcoming employees – excellent location, too (they’ve outside seating as properly for hotter days and nights). An absolute should!