It can be easy to get stuck in a bit of a rut with restaurants, and keep returning to a place where you know the menu and you know you’ll have a good evening. A few weeks ago, Andy and I decided to swap our usual Italian choice for another Poynton restaurant, Ciao. We have eaten there before, but quite a long time ago, and we decided it was well worth another visit.
It was a Saturday night, about 7pm, and it was packed. Whilst we were there, they had to turn a couple of groups away as every table was full. Despite that, it didn’t feel busy or crowded. Instead, there was a lovely atmosphere, and you could tell the restaurant owners knew plenty of their regular customers very well. The overall fell was friendly and bustling, and we settled in for some food.
We had had a fairly large lunch that day, and baked cakes too, so decided to skip starters and go straight to main meals. Despite that, they actually brought over a complimentary round of bread and butter, which kept us going until the meal arrived, and was a nice little addition.
For our main meals, Andy had a pizza with salami, and I had a spicy, tomato-based pasta with bacon. Both dishes were done to perfection, and full of flavour. The portions were fairly large, but we had no problem polishing them off!
Never one to turn down a dessert menu without at least having a look, I opted for chocolate fudge cake. You can’t go wrong with a good old chocolate fudge cake. Andy had said he didn’t want a dessert, but he did end up joining in with mine… cheeky!
We left feeling full and having had an absolutely lovely evening. It’s a welcoming, lively restaurant and we will be returning.
Are you an Italian restaurant fan?