Sunday, 15 July 2007

Osteria Basilico

Osteria Basilico is located in Notting Hill on Kensington Park Road. We discovered it when some family friends were visiting and looking for a casual Italian restaurant that served good pizza and wine. Osteria Basilico definitely fit the bill! The pizza's are delicious, thin crust and bursting with flavour. The staff was very accommodating and let us add additional toppings, essentially creating our own pizza. We ordered two pizzas - one with pepperoni, garlic and chillies and the other was a Margherita with garlic and chillies. Yes, we like our chillies.

We also ordered spaghetti with clams and a rigatoni matriciana. The spaghetti with clams was a big hit but rigatoni turned to be very cheesy and heavy. Dessert was the standard Tiramisu and the restaurant did fairly well here. It was light and fluffy and tasted home-made. Not the best I have eaten but definitely good. All in all, will definitely go back to the place. The staff was friendly and accommodating and we got a table on the ground floor by the windows, as requested. Would highly recommend sitting on the ground floor and not the basement which feels a bit stuffy.

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