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Caffe Uno in general
Member Name: vhart
Caffe Uno in general
Date: 27/10/00, updated on 27/10/00 (57 review reads)
Advantages: variety of food, tastes nice!
Disadvantages: it is a chain, so a bit sameish..
Caffe Uno is a chain of italian theme restaurants, in the middle price range, casting aspertions for a higher class of meal.
Being an italian chain, it has all the staples one might expect, pasta, pizza, garlic bread etc.
Generally, though, the food is of a high quality, and it certainly sounds very good on the menu. There is a good choice of vegetarian options as well, highlighted with a star beside them on the menu, as all nut-related products are noted too.
The garlic bread does deserve a special mention, it is a very large portion of ciabatta, coated with garlic, and then optional cheese, ok, so that description would suffice for most garlic breads, but it was very good!!
As for the entrees I've tried, there are some of the staple pasta dishes, such as pesto, plain tomato sauces, but also sauces with chicken or lamb and various combinations thereof. I can't remember all of the dishes, but I know it's always a bit of a dilemma when the menu appears and I have to bite back the 'one of each please' comment!
The dessert menu is also probably painfully tempting, but the crepe with banana, cream and chocolate sauce was very good!
The wine list is a little overpriced and not the best, but the house wine when I have been, has certainly been passable, and unsurprisingly, the tilt is towards italian wines.
As for costs, a three course meal with wine comes to roughly £20 a head. However, you can do it much cheaper, with main courses costing between about £5 and £8.
Generally, it is one of the better chains I have eaten it, and for that, it is possibly a bit more expensive than most. The food I've eaten has been of a good quality and the menu always looks a bit more interesting than some other, comparible chains.