La Giara Restaurant 3.0 rating based on 1 rating1 Review 0 Visitor Photos + 30 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria 234 1 280 0100 http://www.lagiaralagos.com/ Cuisine: African, Continental, Pizza, Seafood Good for: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations Price:
Since the Sheraton’s gourmet restaurant Pilli Pilli shut its doors, Giara has taken over the mantle of best food here....
Since the Sheraton’s gourmet restaurant Pilli Pilli shut its doors, Giara has taken over the mantle of best food here. With mock Tudor walls and neo Tuscan frontage it’s a curious mix of styles but the layout does allow plenty of booths and quiet recesses, away from the hubbub of the lobby. Considering this, it’s great for those looking for a more intimate dining experience.
As you would expect, the food is strictly Italian, with staples like beef carpaccio, lasagne and veal escalope. There is even a reasonable vegetarian selection, with selections such as pasta alla Arrabiata and bardine alla pesto to name a couple. A bruschetta amuse bouche was a nice touch, and it had the right balance of acidic tomato with garlic crunch. Torn between lamb chops with rosemary and peppered steak I opted for the bistecca peperone. It really benefitted from the Barolo wine, which gave it a rich sauce, perfectly complementing the meat.
Alternately there is a wide range of pizzas on offer, all with thin crusts and generous toppings. The wine list has a decent selection, much of which is prominently displayed. Anything from Bordeaux through to Argentinian Malbec. Desserts are served on a rotating basis so it’s necessary to check with the kitchen; on my visit there was crème caramel and opera cake amongst others. The remaining restaurants in the Sheraton offer variations on buffets or bar snacks, pleasant enough, but here the bar is a little higher. Dishes are cooked in an open kitchen and served with a little panache. A good spot for a quiet meal for two.
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