The interior is very smart with booth seating and dark wood to the fore. I set up shop in one of the booths, then the waitress promptly brought the a la carte and pre-theatre menus.I was happy to go with the latter and soup and pizza was what I was thinking. I was intrigued by the sound of spicy potato and tarragon soup, so ordered that in preference to the minestrone. I stuck with a favourite by opting for pepperoni and mushroom topping on my pizza.
Soup arrived in quick time and looked exactly the hearty fare I was after. It proved to be very good indeed, with a nice chilli kick and judicious application of tarragon. It was an impressive start.The pizza that followed featured good Italian sausage and decent mushrooms. The base was light and evenly crisp, making for good fold-and-faceward-shoving. It was tasty stuff.
So overall, I really enjoyed my visit to O Sole Mio. It served me two very pleasing courses, priced reasonably, with a degree of confident elegance. I look forward to visiting again and would happily point you in its direction.
Blythe scores O Sole Mio
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20
I ate: spicy potato and tarragon soup; pepperoni and mushroom pizza
I drank: water, lager, espresso
I wore: black and lilac
Total bill: £17.05