We are in Italy on a beautiful vacation and following a friend suggestiong we decided to celebrate Easter Sunday at La Meridiana; it is a beautiful restaurant just in front of the sea with a breathtaking scenario that should be great during summer.
As soon as you entered the front door, you see a stunning envoronment with a tastefull decoration all in neutral tone from brown to sand colours...(sorry for that I m a decorato
Anyway the place was packed so I was afraid service would have been slow and approximate not to talk aout the food....well i was completely wrong.
The waiters were all very carefull polite and well trained: it probably means the personnel is carefully selected.
The first surprise was that before taking our order, the waiter came and serve us a glass of prosecco: this was a warm welcoming. As there was not a fixed price menu I had a look at the menu and tried to refresh my Italian....Thx God the owner came to our table although the place was packed as said before: I had a chance to briefly talked to him and he seems a very nice guy; he helped us with the menu and give some suggestions.
I went for Pasqualina cake with a cheese mousse for entreè: this seems to be a variation of a tipical Easter cake with eggs and artichokes. It was crisy, the mousse was soft and not to strong to cover down the other flavours...tasty
The main dish was a kind of ravioli fulfilled with shrimps and artichokes: a good combination that I tried before in London: thx God they were not overcooked and the taste was fine. Nothing was precooked and that is definitely a plus: I prefer to wait a little longer without complaining if I am served fresh food cooked at the time I order instead of an istantly served pre-cooked dished warmed up just right before being served at the table.
even if stuffed, I went my way for an other tipical Easter food: lamb with potatoes. well aromatized tender and tasty.
the food was great nothing to complaint about. I was stuffed so I decline the dessert. Wine list was fair.A good ratio quality price: definitely a plus.
but again what really surprised me, was that the placewas packed and despite this, the service was attentive ready and reasonably fast (considering who crowded it was)
I will definitely come back perhaps for a pizza? and strongly suggest this place to everybody