Restaurang Da Vinci
February 26, 2008

It’s time to continue with the gastronomical tour around Göteborg, so, here we go with an Italian restaurant!

Restaurang Da VinciName: Da Vinci
Genre: Italian food.
Address: Geotag Nordenskiöldsgatan 23
41309 Göteborg, Sweden
Schedule: Monday to Thursday, from 11:00 to 22:00. Friday, from 11:00 to 23:00. Saturday, from 12:00 to 23:00. Sunday, from 12:00 to 22:00.
How to arrive: Trams no. 1, 2 and 6, Olivedalsgatan stop.
Phone: 031 24 33 00
Smoking: Not allowed.
Rating: Good
Price: Cheap (90 SEK each).
Quality/price: Good.

As it happened with Restaurang Aberdeen, this restaurant is very close to Slottsskogens Vandrarhem, the hostel in which we spend our nights. For that, it enjoys the same good public transportation connections, so it’s relatively fast to arrive from any city part.

Also, it’s very curious to note that in that street, Nordenskiöldsgatan, which by the way is very short, there’re a lot of different restaurants, from which at least 3 or 4 are Italian.

I can’t really talk about the decoration of the place, because when we arrived there I was really starving, so I didn’t really looked at it. What I can say is that all the lights were very dim, and there were a candle in each table, so it had a very personal and intimate feeling.

The waiters were OK, but not really good. When we first arrived they didn’t pay us much attention, and they spoke to us too loud for my liking… they were almost shouting at us. Besides this, once we took our seats, everything worked correctly and smooth.

The menu had a wide range of dishes (about 100 different ones), going from appetizers, salads, meat and fishes to all kinds of pasta and pizza, being those last the real strong part of the offer. There are about 30 different pizzas, with prizes ranging from 79 SEK to 99 SEK.

We ordered a couple of pizzas, but before they arrived, they served us some Italian crust bread and a cucumber and cabbage salad, which was quite good and refreshing. When the pizzas arrived we were surprised because of their size, as they had about 26 or 28 cm. of diameter. They were delicious, but despite the fact that the base was very thin, it wasn’t crusty at all, which disappointed me a little bit.

My conclusion is that, despite it wasn’t an amazing restaurant, it was good; and the food, delicious. Also, if you take into account that it was cheap, and less than one minute walking from the hostel, is a very reasonable option if you are sleeping there.

I’m sorry we didn’t take any picture of this place, but you know, sometimes you’re so busy eating that you don’t realize you’re forgetting something, hehe. The picture that appears here is from Da Vinci’s official site.

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