Mangiare! Translated to "eat" and that is what Italians love to do. Cook, eat and share good times with family and friends. You will be surprised when you walk up those stairs to a hidden piece of Italy. The entrance belies the restaurant and piazza-style courtyard. I like this because when you approach the entrance to the restaurant, it's a wow moment.
Courtyard Dining "Photo from Restaurant Website"
The courtyard at Totti's has a lovely, outdoor dining area, where you have the sense that you could be dining in a piazza in Italy. Whitewashed with some beautiful olive trees and hues of green. The relaxed environment hums with chatter from guests enjoying the warm hospitality and delicious Italian food.
A very special treat here is the woodfired bread - very unique and very tasty! It accompanies the assorted choice from the antipasti - burrata, salted beetroot, marinated peppers and prosciutto to name just a few.
The pasta dishes are great to share because of the variety of flavours, I couldn't go past the Reginette, lobster, prawn alla vodka. This dish is a little more expensive than the others but so good! I paired this with the Fusilli, prosciutto, mushroom and lamb ragu pappardelle and the mixture of flavours was deliziosa!
Friendly Staff "Photo from Restaurant website"
The service was friendly and efficient. I thought this was a fabulous place for a special occasion. We were celebrating our daughter's 18th birthday and our waiter made sure we were looked after during our dining. This service always makes your night memorable.
With the warmer weather approaching, why not book an outside table to celebrate primavera (springtime)! It is a good idea to book in advance and the restaurant will cater for parties of 10 or more with a shared menu.
I will be returning to try the Neapolitan ice cream sandwich - this reminds me of my childhood and I'll be happy to revisit both while I enjoy this simple, but enjoyable dessert.