After many a pleasant Friday night spent at the outside bar of La Piola, we decided to move no further for dinner, but rather go upstairs for a change. It didn't disappoint!
La Piola is legendary for their Spritz, their extensive wine by the glass offer and for the fantastic munchies served on a complimentary basis with evening drinks.
We discovered superb Piedmont food, bringing back a weekend trip to that region that we had before moving to Hong Kong. Between us we shared the vitello tonnato, the 'fassone' - an exceptional chopped raw beef filet and the grilled scamorza which were served with, and brought smiles all round. We were less adventurous with our mains, and were again not disappointed by the purple potato gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce and 2 of us were very happy with the pasta served with mozzarella, tomato and basil. Something new to us, as the pasta was hot whilst the other ingredients cold. Loved it.
Only 1 of us could manage dessert and gave the pannacotta a whirl.
Overall, we enjoyed the food, had some great wine and will certainly be back to try the meat items on the menu that we skipped this time.
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