2006-03-30

Caffé Uno, Charing Cross Road, London

Cafe Uno is an Italian place on Charing Cross road near Leicester Square station. Peering in through the window, one doesn't see too many customers inside. The menu looks inviting, so I enter.

It looks like any other Italian place. The decor is nice. Yellow walls and interesting motifs on tiles on the wall. Everything hinting at its mediterranean origin. Breadsticks and olives await you at the table.

The menu has several interesting items, and I settle on a Penne dish with Bacon. The Salmon sounds good too.

The large number of single tables suggests that this place probably caters to many couples or singles and not to too many large groups. The distribution of people at the time seemed to support this theory.

My dish arrives. The waitress grinds pepper and parmesan over it and I dig in. A side order of garlic bread to accompany me.

The pasta is nothing special. I've made similar tasting dishes myself, and I'm no mean cook. The garlic bread was wanting in several aspects. On the whole, I keep thinking to myself - "Should have tried the Salmon", but then I'm not sure if that would have been too different. They don't advertise any areas of specialisation, so I assume everything on the menu is a special.

Blues rates it:
Food - Okay
Service - Prompt
Price - Reasonable by London's standards
Ambience - Pretty
Overall - Not worth it

Recommendation - On the whole, I wouldn't suggest going here.

Getting there:
It's at 24 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0BJ

5 Comments:

Blogger Rads said...

Very interesting blog I must say, good to see an ardent foodie :)
Haven't been blogging anything off late I see , not much eating or not much eating out ?

:)
rads

12:19 pm  
Blogger Blues said...

dad's been visiting, so I've been eating at home.

4:16 pm  
Blogger Rads said...

Flickr badge is fine ;) its a random badge not my albums...

5:39 am  
Blogger PG said...

Nice blog, mate. Interesting reviews too.

2:47 pm  
Anonymous Kansas City Restaurants said...

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10:14 pm  

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