Sep 292017
 
PISCINA DE ORBA,         ORBA          965583372

 ★★★☆☆ 

An Italian job in Orba

The Marina Alta offers a comprehensive panoply of ethnicities when it comes to lunching out and this time we decided to sample a slice of Italy.

Situated in Orba´s municipal sports park, this long established restaurant/pizzeria is owned and run by affable Marcelo whose culinary skills are matched by his Italian charm. The restaurant is vast and the décor pretty basic. There is a substantial terrace area for al fresco dining and that is where chose to lunch.

 

 

Although there was a limited €10 menu del da on offer our group all chose to go á la carte.

 

 

Among the appetising starters selected were mussels cooked in a piquant pepper sauce, melon with serrano ham, beef carpaccio and bresaola – a typical Italian speciality.

 

Our main course selections included spaghetti with a seafood sauce, fresh sea bass, veal escalope, Mexican style prawns, mixed grill, veal escalope and pizza carbonara.

The portions of all dishes were substantial and served simultaneously – a feat in itself and a tribute to the kitchen staff.

For wines our host selected a white called Airen and an unassuming red called Diego de Amagro, both from Valdepeñas and reasonably priced at just €4.

For desserts we enjoyed large profiteroles, cheesecake, tiramisu and chocolate and pear tart  along with other delights. The all in cost for this enjoyable lunch, just €23 p.p.

MH 70

 

 

 

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