To start with, I had arancini balls, which are one of my favourite starters in Italian restaurants. They're always so crispy and yummy. I'd actually really like to have a go at making some!
Next I had Gemelli alla Luganica, which is new on the menu. It is spicy sausage in a rich tomato sauce with really big pasta - the gemelli in the title. It was absolutely yummy, I'd definitely have it again. We shared a garlic focaccia too which was really salty and garlicky - perfect!
We'd already decided to have three courses, so we ordered desserts and more drinks. I really like Sanpellegrino - I've written a whole zine about fizzy drinks and this one scores highly.
Then for dessert I had tiramisu. I love tiramisu and this was pretty good, although I would've liked the sponge to have a little more alcohol. It was nice, though.
Sarah and I meet up quite often to have food and put the world to rights. We usually go to Yo Sushi but Carluccio's is definitely a nice change!