It was so good to be in a restaurant again and there was no better way to start than by staying in my hometown of Hornchurch and continue to Support Local businesses by having an Italian sunday lunch at Da Vinci’s. This restaurant really has got its feet but on the ground in the last year which is due to owner Craig and his team. They serve really good Italian food and along with the very friendly service makes this restaurant a great place to visit. Our dining experience this time was equally as good as our previous visits. When we arrived we were given the usual friendly welcome before we were shown to our table. It was also at this time that owner and chef Craig come over to personally thank us for coming back before continuing to have a chat about how things have been during these tough times that we’ve all been going through. We ordered a bottle of Verdicchio while we looked at the menu. We started with some bread and olives before moving on to our first course. These were the Tomato , Basil & Mozzarella Arancini with a chilli tomato sauce and the Polpette which are Italian meatballs.
We then moved on to our mains where we enjoyed the Pollo Alla Milanese which is chicken covered in breadcrumbs then fried and placed on to of a tomato based spaghetti. We also chose the Calves Liver & Bacon with onion gravy and creamy mash. Both dishes were absolutely delicious.
Pollo Alla Milanese
Calves Liver & Bacon
After a little rest it was time to finish with dessert. For this we chose the Lemon Sorbet and also the Pecan Tart with Chocolate Sauce and where I’m happy to say that both were a delight.
We finished with a coffee and a quick chat with Craig who came out to ask if everything was good to which we were very happy to say that it was. I would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant and look forward to many more visits myself in the future.
Sounds like a lovely return post-lockdown. Food looks and sounds delicious.
Good to be back in restaurants 👍