Monday, my Twitter friend, H, invited me to have lunch with her, her daughter and a friend that was visiting from Hawaii.
Lunch was at R Valentino.
The owner is from Calabria, Italy and you can see him walking around chatting with customers and helping out with the service too.
Really homey atmosphere.
We all ordered the Lunch A...with antipasto, choice of pasta or pizza, dessert and choice of beverage.
The antipasto was a slice of omelette (frittata?), a slice of proscuitto, some fried fish and a little veggie garnish.
For the pastas, we chose spinach and shrimp cream fettucine, and sausage zucchini spaghetti.
The pizzas were margherita and a spicy salami. Love that these were baked in a brick oven, the crust was crisp yet a little chewy too.
We shared everything, so good and filling!
Dessert was a mango panna cotta and since the restaurant was celebrating 20 years, they also gave us all a little scoop of vanilla gelato.
I loved the Bialetti espresso saucers...so cute!
Not many pictures we were too busy chatting and eating.
I hope H's friend enjoys the rest of her trip.
Thanks for a great day and for treating me to lunch, H!
4-5-13 Kano-cho, Nuova Spirito Building 3F
Lunch: 11:30-14:00, Dinner: 17:30-21:00