What they say:
Semola's kitchen mixes innovation with Italian tradition. Classics like lasagna and linguine pommidoro sit alongside the less well-known dishes like the Pinsa Romana, described as "the ancestor of pizza" with a thin, crispy base, available as a Margherita or with tuna and onions. The chefs dedicate huge amount of care and attention to each dish, with pasta made fresh and new sauces available everyday. Only the freshest ingredients are used, sourced locally and from their native Italy, so as to keep their environmental impact low.
What we say:
With a mother-daughter duo at the helm, Italian spot, Semola, on Church Street is shaping up to be a family favourite. The decor is bright and simple, much like the food, which fuses the best Italian grains and flours with local produce. Far from a standard pizza and pasta place, the menu boasts dishes like cod-stuffed ravioli and the Pinsa Romana, a predecessor to the modern pizza. The drinks menu is a slim volume - one beer, a few well-chosen wines - but then again this not the place for drunk Friday nights and the 50% off for kids suggests it may be a better option for a Saturday afternoon treat.