This Italian eatery is different from all the others in Headington. The glass frontage curves round a corner from the main London Road into the side road with the famous shark in the roof of a terraced house. Inside the glass door you turn to the left and are faced with a long counter of pastries with a chef preparing pizzas. No sign of it being a restaurant as you walk towards children playing table football. Turning the corner you see several Formica topped tables with families with children draped around them, running between various games areas, enjoying themselves. It is as authentically Southern Italian of the 1970s as you could get in England, even to the old postcards and 'Made Italy' unevenly painted in red letters on the whitewashed walls.
The thin, hard,, oblong pizza was difficult to slice and not a very generous size.. The ice-cream based desserts were nice but expensive. Despite mentioning an allergy, one of the party had an immediate bad reaction, though to be fair it might have been from a hidden ingredient that the staff were unaware of.
The meal was expensive and we won't be going back. Good for kids though.