Dinner At Giorgio's Italian, Chesterfield
As you know dear reader, our little flock tries to get out and about of our own accord at least once a month. We had been looking for somewhere to go that could accommodate a very selective eater, as well as appeal to The Sticky Beak Clan, when The Man Bird chanced upon Giorgio’s in Chesterfield. A quick scan of their menu online seemed to satisfy our needs so we booked a table for Monday, when they do a half price special deal on their Pizzas and Pasta (they also do the same deal on Sunday).
We parked on a side street about a 2 minute walk away from the premises, so parking isn’t a problem. When we arrived the restaurant was already fairly busy which we took as a positive sign for what lay ahead. The restaurant itself is neutral and open plan and had a nice buzz to it; there were couples, families with children of all ages and groups of friends eating and chatting away contentedly.
Our server came and took our drinks order and told us of the specials on offer that day and then gave us a few minutes to decide what we would like. The Boy Wonder and I shared a Garlic Bread with Tomato and fresh Rosemary to start and my Chickadee and her friend shared a plain Garlic Bread. Both breads were nice and crispy with a lovely flavour to them and we really enjoyed them.
For our main courses we had a Margarita Pizza, Ravioli al Granchio (Crab and Spinach Ravioli), Pizza Carne Fiesta - with extra fresh Chillies and Risotto Gamberoni (King Prawn Risotto). I should just clarify that the Risotto is not included in the discounted offer. As with the starters the pizza base was lovely and crispy and there was a great amount of toppings to both of them. My Chick said that her risotto was really tasty; there was a pleasing amount of Prawns in there, the rice was creamy and the seasoning was just right. The Ravioli was cooked superbly with the pasta al dente and had abundant filling in it. We were also offered Parmesan cheese and Olive Oil to accompany our food, and the Boy accepted some Parmesan for his Pizza.
At this point we were all comfortably replete and could easily have left feeling more than satisfied with our experience but we decided to indulge in dessert; and let’s face it the Italians do do desserts rather well J. The Chocolate fudge cake was deemed to be very rich and delicious, the White Chocolate Profiteroles were intensely decadent and the Lemon Tart had a perfect tanginess to it.
We had a fantastic time at Giorgio’s, everything was just as you would want it to be; the premises were clean, the staff polite and smartly turned out and the food delicious.
“Hot Wings” duly awarded to team Giorgio’s, keep up the good work guys :)