The red pepper/yogurt spread that came with the bread basket was amazing. Portions are reasonable, though not so much for a teenage boy in our group. He had the pasta roll stuffed with braised lamb with the cheese sauce and he loved it, but the portion (esp for the price) was not ample. Perfect for adults whom don't want leftovers (and I am one to complain when the portions are huge--Americans have such a skewed view of what is an appropriate portion). I just mention it because if you have someone in your party with a hearty appetite, they will definitely want an appetizer or salad.
I had the lamb stew over noodles and it was divine. The lamb had been perfectly seared before being slow cooked in a tomato sauce that was lovely and "soft"--not an acidic bite to it, just a lovely roundness to it. The pasta was flat and thin, perfectly sized to complement the stew without overwhelming it or detracting from the star of the plate . . .the oh so tender lamb. Another in my party, whose father hailed from Greece, ordered the lamb shank and was very impressed with his shank, perfectly prepared and again, well browned before being slow cooking to perfect tenderness. Another ordered the octopus salad/appetizer and the waiter accommodated her request to make it a double order to create an entree out of it--now THAT was an ample portion.
Server made excellent wine suggestions, and was an excellent server overall . . .EXCEPT for not bringing the bill in a timely fashion. Lately many of my dining experiences have suffered from this same fate. I would love for a server of any restaurant to enlighten me as to why this is an increasingly more common issue. I understand servers not wanting to rush diners and I greatly appreciate that fact, but when you are ready to leave and other diners are waiting for a table, it is uncomfortable as they stare at you wanting you to leave, you want to leave, but you can't find the server.
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