Al Vicolo

Al Vicolo

Italian

0.5 miles
5 Swan Lane, Guildford, GU1 4EQ
Just off the High Street is Guildford's best-kept secret; the intimate and authentic Al Vicolo brings the best of Sardinia to the historic county town of Surrey. When perusing the menu one realises that this is no ordinary Italian restaurant; instead it offers a true Sardinian dining experience, during which owner Cinzia and her team will share their passion for this delicious and surprising cuisine.

There is a fantastic selection of authentic fish, pork and lamb dishes, but if, like us, you find choosing too tricky, Cinzia will prepare a delectable tasting menu, and pair the perfect wine with each course - a skill for which she is famous among regulars. Offering an extensive Italian wine list and, with over 200 labels, possibly the biggest Sardinian wine selection in the UK, Al Vicolo has much to offer, including dessert and fortified wines and traditional spirits.

It was, however, the food that stole the limelight. We were treated to smoked tuna with fennel and blood orange to start, accompanied by a Silenzi rosé, followed by cream of lobster soup. This was served with a vernaccia di oristano to cleanse the palate, before the arrival of a sublime artichoke ravioli, with Sardinian bottarca fish roe, which was complemented by a crisp, light vermentino. A salt-crust sea bream with olive mash was the perfect finale to the savouries, before we indulged in an exceptional walnut ice cream with assoluto dessert wine.

The second-floor dining room is an idyllic setting for functions, but no matter whether an intimate dining experience, lively lunch, or party atmosphere is required, Al Vicolo can deliver
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Opening Hours:
Mon:12pm-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm
Tues:12pm-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm
Weds:12pm-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm
Thurs:12pm-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm
Fri:12pm-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm
Sat:12pm-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm

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