[ADVERT]The menu is good, offering a range of affordable and tasty food, but I almost always get the same thing - ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta cheese tossed with roasted pumpkin, semi-dried tomatoes and spanish onion, garlic and sage in a light rosť sauce. I find it a nice balance between a more tomato based sauce, which can sometimes be a bit bland after a while, and a cream based sauce, where I find that the richness can sometimes make me feel a bit sick afterward.
Scoozi Cafe also offers a function area upstairs that seats up to 70 people if you want to hire for a private occasion. Having been to a friend's birthday dinner there once I can say that it was nice to be in this upstairs area, as it's a bit more secluded and quieter and made the evening special.
In the regular dining areas the vibe is casual. Usually the space is filled with a general hubbub of noise, and there are often families with children too. Sometimes it can be quite loud, so if you're after an intimate chat this probably isn't the place for it. Scoozi feels busy but not stressed, almost carnivalesque in atmosphere, and the wait staff seem conscientious, prompt and friendly.
The relaxed atmosphere is continued in the way that you order food at the back counter and next to the wood-fired pizza oven. If you sit near here you can watch the pizza-man do his thing and gaze into the belly of the oven, watching the flames as they flicker, as I have done on previous occasions.
My partner is usually a bit more adventurous with his ordering than I but he also opted for one of his favourites with the tortellini filled with veal, tossed with mushrooms, leg ham, garlic and parmesan cheese in a light cream sauce.
Our almost empty bowls when we left should tell you that once again we were satisfied with our meals. So, if you're looking for an unpretentious, relaxed Italian meal, or a good coffee why not give Scoozi a go? And as they say in Italy, prego.