Nestled in the heart of Cheltenham's fashionable, tree-lined Promenade, Ristorante Pirandello is one of the town's best-kept secrets. Pirandello epitomises laid-back Italian style, with friendly, welcoming staff and a vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere filled with music and conversation. The atmosphere is conducive to an intimate meal for two, with a perfectly pitched lighting scheme, but also to small, lively gatherings. Traditional elements, such as an open log fire and exposed brickwork, fuse seamlessly with more modern touches, resulting in a chic, vibrant and contemporary Italian dining experience.
The food is authentic, reasonably priced and some of the best you'll find outside of Italy. Using quality ingredients ensures that every dish is as fresh and authentic as any Italian would expect it to be. The antipasto misto all'Italiana presents a decadent plate of cured meats and cheeses and is a great way to begin. The insalata Pirandello, featuring succulent king prawns swathed in olive oil with a scattering of pine nuts, served upon a bed of fresh salad, is another popular starter that makes the most of superb produce. Main courses present a difficult decision, with dishes such as spaghetti ai frutti di mare and vitello al limone - escalopes of veal with white wine and fresh lemon sauce - vying for your attention. Everything is of such exceptional quality that you will be thoroughly satisfied, whatever your choice. Those with room left could try a freshly made espresso pannacotta from the daily changing selection, complemented by some fine Italian wine.
The attentive staff couldn't be more helpful, so your experience will be tailored to your individual needs. A visit to Ristorante Pirandello is the perfect way to end a day at the races.
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103 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1NW (view on map)
Tues-Sat 11am-12.30pm, 5.30pm-11.30pm (times vary on race days)