Italian Gastronomy: Lunch at Il Paladino (September 2011)

Service: Excellent and very friendly
Facilities: great and very large washroom, great cleanliness overall
Prices: reasonable to expensive.
Specialty:Sicilian Cuisine. Top-class Italian wines and great collection of Grappa.
no-smoking-logo1 Non-smoking at tables. Private room can be made non-smoking!

It was about time I paid a belated visit to one of my favorite Italian Restaurant In Shizuoka City, namely Il Paladino.
They serve some excellent lunches at reasonable prices considering the quality, so I didn’t hesitate yesterday when I didn’t have the time to come back home!

They have a big kitchen you can look into from the counter and certainly need as lunch time see the place crowded early!
Now, what did I order?

First, a big salad with plentyy of local and Italian vegetables, succulent eggs and prime parmeggiano cheese!

Appetizing colors, aren’t they?

Focaccia bread baked on site every morning!

The main dish was an enormous prime pork steak in Madeira Sauce!

Wait until I show you the cut!

What do you say!
The right dish for a big appetite!

You must absolutely try Il Paladino’s home-made gelato/ice creams!

This semi-freddo with lods of crucnhy nuts and nougatine is simply a sin!

And coffee served as it should be, even at lunch!

To be followed…

Tratorria . Il Paladino
420-9839 Shizuoka City, Aoi-Ku, Takajo, 2-8-19
Tel.: 054-253-6537
Opening hours: 11:30~13:30, 17:00~22:00
Closed on Mondays
Credit cards OK (Dinner only


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