*UPDATE – SADLY THIS RESTAURANT IS NO LONGER OPEN*
After a very hectic week at work, last weekend, we decided to don our glad rags and head into Leicester. Both of us have lived there before and although we’re country bumpkins these days, sometimes we crave the buzz of the city! We headed to Braunstone Gate, ever trendy and full of city workers and students alike. After a couple of drinks (and a bout of nostalgia for me) in the Looking Glass, we moved next door to Fratelli. Opened just 6 months ago, this place is Italian, run by (as the name suggests) two brothers.
|Calamari Fritti -£6.50|
All of the pizza and pastas on the menu are hand made on site and I am sure that the pizzas are absolutely delicious but we both opted for steak. At £16.50, steak is the most expensive thing on the menu -overall, everything was very reasonably priced.
|Filetto Provençale – £16.50|
|Filetto Fratelli – £16.50|
Of course the hubby had to go for a dessert too – I couldn’t fit anything else in! This summer fruits cheesecake was delicious and creamy. The waitress even bought it over with 2 spoons, she must see our scenario alot! The waiting staff, mostly Italian, were friendly and chatty although the restaurant was full the night we went and they were running low on menus which caused a little wait to get served initially. They explained this to us though so it certainly didn’t impact on our enjoyment of the evening!
We’ll definitely go back to Fratelli, and we’ll bring my mum and step-dad. They are in love with Italy and visit once or twice a year. I’m sure they will love the authenticity of the food here, as well as the atmosphere and gentle lull of Italian voices at the bar.