Some days sophistication, subtlety and elegance are the lunchtime requirements. On other days I just fancy something quick from the local chippy. Today was in the latter camp.
Many years ago, friends of mine had a flat on Barony Street where we used to play poker once a week. One of the favoured post-game activities was a trip to Rapido for some grub, particularly if you’d been victorious. I’d revisited over the years but I guess it had been a wee while since my last visit.
As well as the chip shop favourites, on this lunchtime visit there was a good selection of sandwiches, baked tatties with appealing fillings and even evidence of salad. I liked the look of their homemade calzones so ordered their three cheese one.
The friendly counter man was quickly about the task of heating it up in the pizza oven, while dealing with a busy queue of people.
I was soon on my way, eating as I went. It proved to be a decently tasty item. The bready exterior was generously filled with a combination of cheeses. It did the job of addressing lunchtime hunger very nicely.
So overall, I was glad to renew acquaintances with Rapido. Their calzone was a smart looking and tasty item. Their range of options covered tastes well beyond the deep frying of confectionery, which was very pleasing to see. I look forward to visiting again.
Blythe scores Rapido
3/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13/20
I ate: three cheese calzone
I wore: no tie
Total bill: £3.70