This Italian veteran today impressed me with some superb gnocchi. The woman who served us was pleased to announce that she had made it herself and I was pleased to compliment her warmly. Then I tried the tiramisu, since she acknowleged that she had also made this, and with the suggestion that it, too, was the business. When I left half uneaten (it was in the tiramisu family, but not the prettiest relative, being pretty dry and shy in flavour) she hardly batted an eyelid, and did not ask if anything was wrong with it. I certainly didn’t say I was full. I found this surprising, also telling.
By the way, they currently have first-of-season artichokes as a special if you’re interested. Regrettably, they forgot to tell us when we ordered.
Mario’s. 89 Main Rd, Green Point. 021 439 6644