Aqua Italia

Yesterday Gary and I went out to lunch to a restaurant in Bath called Aqua Italia.  It’s in Walcott Street at the top end of Bath.  We managed to find somewhere to park and went in; it’s quite big inside with two impressive looking chandeliers but I was a bit disconcerted to see lots of empty tables.  There were only two tables occupied; three by the time we’d sat down.  The service was good with the waitress taking our coats and not pestering us too quickly to order.

They were doing a special deal where you could have two courses for £11 so we both went for that.  I had a tomato salsa thing for starter; there were three types of tomatoes, red cherry ones, yellow cherry ones and sun-dried tomatoes and it was served with buffalo mozzarella.  Gary ordered the garlic bread; we were both a bit knocked out when it came because it was huge!  There was a big dinner plate covered in a round garlic bread the size of a large pizza and it was proper garlic bread with big bits of garlic you could actually see.  Neither of us were going to be attacked by vampires for a while, that’s for sure!

I had the salmon for my main course.  It was well cooked and nicely presented but I wasn’t terribly fond of the sauce it came with.  The consistency of it was like a thick congealed custard, it tasted a bit of lemon but it was okay but not spectacularly good.  Gary had a pork chop with kidney beans and fried cabbage and he really enjoyed it!  It wasn’t a small chop either.  The portions were very generous and it looked good too.  We definitely plan to go again and next time I want to look at the sweet menu though it was so quiet in there that I worry that it might close down soon.  They can’t have been making a profit that lunchtime.

Gary and I seem to have a habit of finding places that we like to eat out only for them to close down or change hands and get ruined.  We went to a place in Los Angeles once called the Mayor’s Parlour (the Mayor owned part of it) and had a meal we both enjoyed only to find out that it was closed down a week later by the Environmental Health!