Verona is very much the new boy in town finding his feet having opened in January 2012. Set aside the gaudy neon lighting outside and an interior which is about as authentically Italian as a fake Gucci handbag and there is a not bad menu on offer. With grey walls and black leather booths encouraging a lounge bar vibe the restaurant is about as far removed from actual Verona as you can get. The saving grace is the food, which is fresh and tasty, and a £7 for three courses lunch deal is a bargain. Go a la carte and the calamari to start is fried to perfection while the traditional bruchetta is served with just the right amount of mozzarella to avoid soggy bread. The main courses are very much ‘man-sized’ with the Calzone Veg packing both an aesthetic and taste punch. Pasta-wise the Tagliatelle Casa Mia with chicken, mushroom and broccoli is creamy and filling. The small dessert menu is a bit of a let down, with the two most appealing not being available (on a quiet week night surely this shouldn’t be the case) - however the pistachio ice cream is worth a taste.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Easy listening
- Capacity: 84
- Largest group: 84
- Open since: 2012
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £12.50 per bottle