For any commuters convince there is L’ulivo Italian Restaurant just outside Baker Street station. So as we were craving carbs we headed in L’ulivo’s direction to get our fix.
On entering the restaurant we were greeted by the waitress and seated to our table of two. The restaurant is large with a modern feel, wooden tables, low lighting and there is a kitchen at the front of the restaurant. We were handed our menus and to our delight they had an offer of any two meals from the classic menu for £9.50 which is only available from Monday-Sunday at 11:30am till 5pm. We opted for this.
We decided to pick two different starters’ so that we could share, these included the Pane All’Aglio; which is a pizza bread topped with garlic olive oil and oregano, and the Insalta Mista which consisted of mixed leaves, onions, tomatoes, cucumber and olives.
The pizza bread was delicious, thin based and garlic infused, it just hit the spot, but the salad was something you could just whisk up at home, nothing special about it, so we dressed it with the balsamic vinegar that was given to us.
Onto the mains; I chose the Tagliatelle Al Pesto, a creamy pesto with fresh cherry tomatoes and mozzarella dish. And my colleague opted for the Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina, a soft potato dumpling with mozzarella and basil in a tomato sauce.
Although both dishes were presented well, they didn’t taste too great. The pesto sauce was lovely but dry and the tagliatelle wasn’t cooked enough. The gnocci was soft but the tomato sauce tasted exactly like Heinz’s tomato soup, we were disappointed. Therefore Although the L’ulivo Italian Restaurant is in a prime spot, the food wasn’t great, definitely a miss in my eyes.