I had dinner at Guccio on Saturday, and it was fantastic experience. Both my husband and I and our friends couldn't have been more impressed with both the food and the service.
The staff were attentive but not overbearing, helpful and accommodating, and had great...knowledge of the menu, able to answer our questions and make recommendations with ease. We were particularly impressed with how well they handled a mix up of my friend's pasta being served as her appetiser instead of her main course, which was admittedly partly our fault for not being as clear as we could have been when ordering. This could have been a very awkward situation (I've seen it happen before) but they just immediately removed it, no questions asked, and brought her a fresh new dish when the mains were served; truly exceptional. We enjoyed seeing the chef out on the floor and having him check in with us about our meal, a very nice touch! We also really appreciated that we were able to linger for nearly 4 hours, unheard of in these times of seatings and time limits, without feeling we were being an inconvenience or overstaying our welcome, it really made our night even more enjoyable.
And the food was fabulous, one of the best meals I've had in a long time! All four of us were 100% happy with our dishes. The veal ravioli were delicious, with perfectly al dente pasta and a moist, well-seasoned filling, and I loved the accompanying cheese fondue, veal jus and pistachios, it was a umami bomb of flavour. I also tried a bit of my husband's duck ragout and it was so yummy, I'll be coming back just so I can order that myself next time. The suckling pig, which I was really looking forward to as it is a favourite dish of mine, was phenomenal. I'm always wary of dry meat or tough skin when I order this, and this dish had neither. The meat was moist and tender, the fat perfectly rendered and the skin crispy but not at all hard or tough. I enjoyed every bite. And the Caramello dessert was just divine...creamy mousse, sweet and nutty hazelnut praline centre and the crispy feuilletine crust, it was the perfect flavour and texture combination. I could have eaten two it was that good! And the drinks, both the wine and cocktails, were top notch as well.
I have been recommending Guccio to all my friends and colleagues the past two days, and we'll surely be returning again soon!More