La Piazzetta Midhurst is a delightful, family-run Italian restaurant located right in the centre on West Street. The skilled team in the kitchen hail from the stunning ancient port city of Catania in Sicily, and they use the most authentic and traditional ingredients to make fresh, seasonal dishes.
Just a short drive from West Lavington, the standard of food on offer at La Piazzetta Midhurst is well worth coming from anywhere in Sussex for. Trust me! So, next time you’re in the mood for exquisite Italian food, a reservation at La Piazzetta Midhurst is a bit of a no-brainer really. Advance booking is recommended on the busier nights to avoid disappointment.
La Piazzetta is open 7 days a week, lunch and dinner. They cater for small and big parties, celebrations, business meetings, etc. They are family friendly, so all kids are welcome.
Valid between 3pm to 6pm, Monday to Thursday. 1 children's main course free with 1 adult main course. Maximum of 6 persons. Offer excludes: Bank holidays, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve and Valentines Day. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. The Mustcard terms and conditions apply.
West Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9NQ01730 817 040
It’s not often that I proclaim to know much about anything. However, it can’t harm once in a while and I always find Italian food a reason to profess one’s enthusiasm. Chic antipasti, authentically crusty pizzas, heaped spirals of delicious pasta and some perfectly crafted secondi plucked right from the heart of say, Tuscany or Sicily – what’s not to love?
La Piazzetta is distinctively a local Midhurst haunt: cosy and always appealing, with exposed painted brickwork and a daring bold colour palette to match. There’s something quite charming about this restaurant that bursts with classic orange and blue and you are going to have to make a trip there to find out for yourself. The best bit for me, though, is the super friendly staff that simply can’t do enough to please. Always packed with locals and families who love how convenient it is for a spontaneous dinner, whilst having peace of mind knowing that it’s not going to disappoint.
This honest Italian bona fide restaurant is just about as perfect as you can dream-up for a casual family dinner or a night out with friends: low-key and elegant all in one breath; trendy without a glimmer of anything ostentatious in sight and superb food with a reasonable bill at the end.
The menu is packed full of delicious creations – you’ll obviously find all the usual pastas on the primi menu. From the typical time-honoured carbonara from the heart of Rome with smoked pancetta, egg yolk, shallots and heaps of parmesan cheese to the traditional rich deep layered lasagne. However, at this restaurant it’s the linguine marinara with tiger prawns, clams, chilli, white wine and cherry tomatoes that keeps pulling the punters back.
The pizzas are just to-die-for! They are lovingly made with ingredients that are flawlessly sourced and you can honestly taste the effort. If your little ones are anything like Bea, then I’m sure you will be no doubt ordering pizza in its simplest form. However, I must declare that at La Piazzetta even a classic Margarita will not disappoint – a rich and zesty tomato sauce, plenty of fresh mozzarella and just enough basil. Or, maybe you feel like going all out? If so, you can crank it up a notch and go for a fully loaded calzone pizza with tomatoes, mozzarella, salami and succulent ham. There’s plenty for the vegetarians too, the piece-de-résistance appears to be (or should I say the one you knead to try) is the Fiorentina layered with red onion, spinach, free range egg and garlic.
If today is the day you decide to go for a delicious Italian secondi, then you can choose from a simple, yet perfect selection of creatively prepared meat and fish dishes. On this occasion, I went with the Scaloppine crema e funghi; pan fried veal in cream and mushroom sauce with truffle oil, partnered with crispy potatoes and vegetables cooked al dente. Obviously!
Don’t overlook the antipasti in hope of maintaining the pounds before Christmas because they make a statement of celebrating some real classics. There are options like: mussels in white wine, shallots, garlic and cream sauce; a mushroom topped with goat’s cheese, sundried tomato and home-made basil pesto; or antipasto vegetariano consisting of marinated grilled vegetables with bufala mozzarella.
Finally, yet importantly the pudding menu is heaving with an abundance of ‘melt-in-the-mouth’ Italian desserts. Tuck in!
"A local delight! Spontaneous decision, good food, great wine, service, ambience and value for money. Bustling Friday night with excellent pasta and the most tender steak I've eaten in ages."Sand.S.
Evening meal after a game of golf! Went on the off chance after a game of golf at Goodwood. We had a great time, in a very pleasant setting. Would we go again? Most definitely! The food, wine and service was excellent."Jamm.Y.
"Tasted like Rome! Their food brought me back to Rome, simple and yet flavourful, The swordfish with orange sauce is to die for. And tiramisu is just the best Staff are helpful."Leslie
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