Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Reviews

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Fed up with celebrity chefs drizzling sauces over undercooked pieces of meat? I am!

I regularly dine out and am happy to share my restaurant experiences, and views on food, with you.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Restaurant

Leopardi
Riddargatan 9
114 51 Stockholm
Sweden

Phone:- 08 660 7403

Overview

Eva and I took pot luck one evening when we were in Stockholm; and went to Leopardi, an Italian restaurant in central Stockholm.

Ambience

Leopardi is a warm and cosy restaurant, with a lively atmosphere. There is a bar in the middle of the room. The walls are painted red and white, and there is a tiled floor. The tables are laid with pink table cloths. Each table has a flower in a small vase, and a basket of bread sticks.

Menu

The menu has a good variety of Italian pasta dishes plus other dishes including; bruschetta, minestrone, calves liver, lamb medallions, and saltimbocca.

Service

The service was friendly and very prompt. There is no problem with speaking English here, should your Swedish or Italian not be quite up to the mark.

Food

I started with the carbonara, this was a very generous portion of spaghetti and bacon in a rich creamy sauce. This, for lesser appetites, would make a meal in itself.

I chose the pan fried pork escalope in a cream and sage sauce for my main course. The flavours were very well balanced, the pork was tender and not overcooked. The dish came with sauté potatoes, which were cooked to perfection.

Eva started with the deep fried camembert served with berries. This was surprisingly sweet, but very delicious and a good way to start the meal.

Eva’s main course was penne with chicken and chillies; she was very pleased with this dish. There was a generous portion of chicken, and the chillies added a piquant flavour; however, this did not overpower it.

The meal, which included a bottle of Mateus, came to 754SEK.

Overall Opinion

In my opinion, Leopardi is worth popping into if you are in central Stockholm and feel like a good value Italian meal.

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