My best meal in Italy!
Posted on 06 / 23 / 2012
If you want a romantic setting and delicious vegan food, then make your way to La Piscina (it's not difficult to find as other reviews suggest.) Located right on the water, we didn't need a reservation and the friendly and helpful staff welcomed us to sit down to a view to die for. This was a fancy meal and setting yet it didn't break the bank (we ordered a lot of food; it wasn't cheap, but wasn't outrageous.) The staff are incredibly attentive and there's a separate veg menu with plenty of vegan options clearly marked.
We started with the vegetable crostini; light, not too oily, and delicious. I had the pea soup and my partner had a pasta for the first plate. I immensely enjoyed the potato cake and grilled veggie main plate. It was a lot of food but the veggies weren't too oily and I savored every bite of the potato cake (kind of like mashed potatoes.) My partner had the rice and green beans in a unique sauce. We shared the cherry sorbetto with grilled pineapple for dessert and had coffees to cap things off.
We took our time and soaked up the atmosphere and lingered over each dish. Honestly, each dish was simply wonderful; even the pea soup was really exciting. This is the most memorable dining experience in my Italian adventure, and when I told this to one of the wait staff, he seemed genuinely moved to hear this.
I would give this place five stars if happy cow would let me.
fun veg options (not pasta!), romantic setting, attentive, friendly staff