Il solito posto…..the usual place, but for dinner (Iphone photo)
This is a typical Italian restaurant, I have been there once and I found it quite good though a bit expensive. I do not usually go too much at the Italian restaurants, probably because I expect Italian food, but somehow I get usually disappointed, not possibly because it is not good but most probably because it is not Italian, but more an international variation, which is ok, but not what I wanted. I ride my bike in this little lane every second day, and I saw an increasing number of people here for breakfast, I was curious to see how was it. The issue with bars and restaurant that become also café’ is that they carry on the smell of the dinner, and it is not too much about food but more about beers and wine. Having a coffee with the smell of wine or beer, is like when I wake up in the morning after a big night, the only difference is that I am the source of the smell. So I tried maybe once or twice but no more. I just avoid it. So, I was well surprised that the spirit smell is not actually there when I opened the door of Il Solito Posto. You come down few steps and you have few small tables, Tuscan style, in nice wood. The tables at the corner have benches and pillows, a nice environment, somehow dark, but that’s ok in the morning when you are still sleeping a little bit, usually before the office. Service was ok, where ok is used to say I have seen better. Orders got mixed up somehow but no problem to have the right one at the end. The latte good, average, nothing extraordinary. And food pretty usual, and expensive as I remembered the dinner . I was more interested to the people inside, all well dressed and high class, you could smell more money than usual, but hey, we are next to Channel and Armani here, so somehow expected. A place to go again? Probably not but give a try, you may like it more than I do.