Monday, 7 May 2018

This had better be good

It was the warning my husband gave me before we set off to town, on our way to the new (for us) pizza restaurant. There was no 'or what will happen if it isn't', just a plain statement.

It didn't start well, they had lost my booking and they were full. Mid-week too! The girl (we later learnt was part of the ownership) was friendly and said she'd have a table free in about twenty minutes so we had a drink down the road and came back later, she was just clearing a table. The place is nice, warm, rustic charm.

They really do have a wood burner and the freshly cut logs are stored just through the door as you enter.

It isn't an Italian restaurant, it's an Italian 'pizza restaurant'. The menu has a huge range of pizzas and a few burgers, which you have to order in advance. But if you want anything else you'll be disappointed. As to the food we actually experienced, my husband gave it a thumbs-up. Not bad for an avowed non-pizza man. With a few caveats but nonetheless he was pretty impressed with the freshness and quality and in fact said the mozzarella was the best he's ever tasted and the tomato sauce second only to his own:) The pizzas are huge and neither of us could finish the crusty outsides, we shouldn't have had the garlic bread and olives to pick at. The 'house wine' (which was all they had in 3 shades red, white, rose) is superb, too expensive my husband thought until he tasted it, a Puglian primitivo which could easily sit on a posh menu at a much higher price.

The place had Italians eating, a good sign. We were amongst the last to finish and got chatting with the 'girl' who in fact runs it with her husband. She was nice and told us their history from Naples and how they wanted to keep it as close as possible to how they did things back home. Hubby, who we didn't meet, is chef and general jack of all trades, he even made the furniture for the restaurant all from chunky oak, you could tell they take pride in everything they do.

P was impressed. "So I don't get spanked then," I said on the way back to the car.

"Would it disappoint you if I said no?" P asked placing his hand on my backside, then added,

"I suppose it would depend on the type of spanking you had in mind."

"You know me I'll take any type," I only half joked.

Will we go again? I think so, it's on the list. P's only criticism, and it's general not specific, was that there isn't enough variety of flavour, no matter how good the flavours are, he likes more varied flavour and texture too. But that's not a bad criticism from my husband, not at all.

Did I get spanked? I'm afraid not but I did get a rather pleasant reward of another kind:) 

We're away for a couple of days. 

Have a good week.



Roz said...

Hi Ronnie, phew! So glad it was a positive experience and that P was impressed. It does sound awesome from your description and looks great in the pic. Pity you didn't get spanked though, be great that you were otherwise rewarded :)


Hermione said...

Hi Ronnie,

It sounds wonderful, just the sort of restaurant I would love to go to.


The Glenmore said...

Saved by the Pizza!

Anonymous said...

I think a spanking would have topped off rather a good night don't you think?


Leigh Smith said...

Hope you're enjoying our vacation. Glad the pizza passed P's test.

Ella said...

I always love to find the translation for the word spanking in other languages, Ronnie. Next time you visit this restaurant, you must see in they have "sculacciata" on the menu. What a beautiful word, don't you think?

Hugs Across the Pond,

Lea said...

So glad it turned out well!

Windy said...

It is wonderful you both had a really good pizza experience! Interesting, the best mozzarella ever? Wow! I am relieved he liked it so well. I was worried. LOL! Although no spanking for you this time, at least you did get a "reward." :)

Fondles said...

Sounds like it turned out well :)

Eric51 Amy49 said...

Glad you found a pizza place P will go to with you! Enjoy your time away.

Red said...

Happy that you now have another good restaurant to go to, and were rewarded. Fun times, and if P suggests going there, you can agree if you are given a fun spanking with and share rewards afterwards
Bottoms up

Rosie Jones said...

Glad it turned out well, Ronnie. You didn’t get spanked but you have another venue on your list, as well as getting a reward.
Rosie xx

Blondie said...

Glad that the pizza was a success. Hope your pleasant reward was as good as a good spanking.

Terpsichore said...

glad you both enjoyed the restaurant and that you had a nice reward...I am sure a spanking will be on the way soon... :-) Hugs

ronnie said...

Roz - He really did enjoy the pizza. If we go again, we'll have to share one. Thanks.

Hermione - I think you'd like it. Thanks.

The Glenmore - I was indeed:) Thanks.

Yorkie - For me it would have. Thanks.

SG - Thanks. Back now and yes lovey couple of days and especially as the weather has been super in the UK.

Ella - I love the word. I just got Google to do the pronunciation. I'll make sure I look for it next time:) Good to see you. Thanks.

Lea - It was a lovely evening. Thanks.

Windy - The reward was just perfect. Thanks. Welcome to blogging.

Fondles - I was just happy he enjoyed it.

Amy - Thanks. He did say he would go again so we shall see.

Red - That would be perfect. Thanks.

Rosie - A spanking before the reward would have topped the evening. Thanks.

Blondie - This one was:) Thanks.

Terps - It has:) Thanks.


1ManView said...

I haven't had a great pizza since I was in the army. I was station in Germany and a woman I was seeing said she had a taste for pizza. She saw me frown and said no, a real Italian pizza made by Italian people using ingredients from their home land. She took me the hand and we walked a couple of blocks into an ally. There was a line all the way down the ally. I was not happy about it and tried to walk away. She yelled at me in French knowingly I had no clue what she was saying. So I just stood quietly in place... I didn't know they made only one style pizza, and you waited outside a window until the next one was ready. The line moved pretty quick and soon we had our pizza. A quick walk back and I was hooked. It was the best I ever had. Two things I didn't eat for years after I got out the army, pizza or any German style food. it just didn't taste anything like the real thing...

Now... Wasn't it nice that P made up for being wrong? :)