We were recently invited to visit our local Jamie's Italian restaurant which for us is in Nottingham and try out some of their food, as we've never eaten there before we jumped at the chance as we're both big fans of Jamie Oliver and had heard good things about the food there.
The restaurant itself had a really nice, cosy atmosphere and even though we were a little early we were seated straight away. Our waitress was super friendly and really helpful, recommending dishes to try and drinks that she thought we may enjoy.
For our starter we decided to go for the Italian Nachos which were crispy fried ravioli stuffed with mozzarella, ricotta and Bella Lodi served with a spicy Sicilian tomato sauce. We absolutely loved the starter, it was something I'd never tried before and it was so good, I'd definitely order it again.
For my main course I had Tortellini Con Carne which was veal ragu-stuffed pasta in a sage brown butter with crispy pancetta, lemon and Parmesan which was absolutely amazing. I'm always a little reluctant to order a pasta dish because they're very heavy and filling but with this you got just the right amount to leave you satisfied but not stuffed and it tasted delicious.
My husband went for the Herby Lamb Steak which consisted of juicy British lamb chargrilled on the bone with charred peppers, sticky balsamic onions, toasted pine nuts and salsa verde. Ian loves meat so this was like heaven for him, he loved everything about the meal especially the lamb which was really tender and cooked to perfection. He also had some seasonal vegetables with his meal which were also very tasty.
For dessert we both went for the Tiramisu which is one of our favourites and to be honest we were a little disappointed, I expected it to very authentic and have strong flavours of coffe and vin santo but there was no flavour at all, it was pleasant enough to eat but it didn't taste at all like tiramisu so we were pretty disappointed with dessert, especially as the rest of the meal had been so amazing.
Overall we had a really lovely night out at Jamie's Italian in Nottingham and I'd definitely go back again, the prices were very reasonable, the staff were lovely and the food was delicious.
At the moment they have a new Super Lunch Menu where you get two courses from £10.95 so that's definitely worth checking out.