Friday, April 6, 2012

Eat Here: U Giancu

  We had the most delightful dining experience recently at an out of the way and very unconventional restaurant in Rapallo called U Giancu. They call it 'Il Ristorante dei Fumetti' because every inch of the inside and outside decor of this place is decorated with cartoons and comic book characters That is in addition to the characters that are the waiters, cook, and owner that add flare to the already bright atmosphere (the owner changed his eclectic  hat no less than 3 times during our dinner). I spied original drawings from The Simpsons (signed by Matt Groening) and Disney as well as many popular Italian comics like Tex and Topolino.

But how was the food, you ask? It was gratifying in a home cooked comfort kind of way. Pier and I both found and ordered some of our favorite go to comfort dishes.

Our menu consisted of :
The House Appetizer Plate with salami and breads, warm cheese in a fried pocket, chilled vegatables in vinagar, and a leek torte.
For the main course I had Pumpkin Ravioli in butter and Pier had a Steak and Artichoke Salad.
For dessert I had Sweet Muscat Wine with Biscotti and Pier had a Chocolate and Pear Cake with Chocolate Chip Gelato.
I recommend U Giancu for a night in fun conversation and comfort food. It would be a perfect place to go for both a party and a first date because you would never be short of something to talk about. A meal for 2 costs around 60 euros.

U Giancu
Via San Massimo 28, 16035  
Rapallo,16035  Italia

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