>> July 2, 2013
La Rosa Bar and Pizza is the sister venue of Pendolino and both restaurants are located in The Strand Arcade. I have been to Pendolino a few times in the past and really enjoyed their food so I convinced my friend to try La Rosa with me.
It was a rainy Friday night and we walked into a packed restaurant. There was a corporate function on that night and it was loud because we were seated right next to the party.
The first thing that I noticed was how dark it was. Just like at Pendolino, you will need a reading light to see your menu and my friend commented that she couldn't see my face. These photos are the result of holding the reading light over the table. I hope someone out there will appreciate my efforts!
After a long week, I deserved a cocktail and ordered a Frangelico Agrumato. My friend ordered a pineapple juice and when the waiter dropped off the drinks, he gave the cocktail to my friend and told her it was the pineapple juice. A silly mistake to make! And then my friend had started sipping my cocktail before I tasted the juice and realised his error.
We were very hungry and ordered a fair bit between the two of us, starting with entrees. I was happy that the food came out quickly.
Fried Baby Calamari with Fried Onions, Herbs and Olives and Spicy Cuttlefish Ink and Tomato Sauce ($17.00)