There's a myth perpetuated around town that this place is used to launder money for the mafia.
Certainly, it's very unusual to see anyone eating there - even at weekends.
It's a very traditional Trattoria serving a very down to earth variety of pizzas and home made pasta (with free salad).
On occassion they accept Euros (presumably, if the pound is in decline) and will usually accept only cash.
There are the great old checked cloths on tables and an expansive - if somewhat intimidating - host.
All that said though, the food is bloody good. Despite the nagging worry that someone is going to appear from the kitchen or entrance and off you, one can't help but smile at the total honesty of the place.
In it's own way it's kind of romantic. The prices are really good too, and you may find that - should you try it once - you become the regular. Go there enough times and you may become made up.
This is the last place to eat as you leave Henley on the Reading Road and get missed if you don't know it's there.
I managed to get a late night pizza during regatta week and still got a place to sit, although two people in our party and only 1 eating, the waitress did manage a 'paddington hard stare' of disapproval and sorted our wobbly table.
All pizza's are £10 and are authenticaly made in some fancy very old oven / fireplace
The owner was busy outside catching passing trade with pizza sliced and kept us ammused, what a great character.
I really like this place the food is great and it has an ambience fro a different decade. Sadly, the prices are just way too high for the package or compared to other places in Henley.
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