Pavarotti's Aberdeen Italian Restaurant
Conveniently situated just off Union Street and near His Majesty's Theatre
, Pavarotti's is a great restaurant or weary shoppers to relax during lunchtime, or for a quick, but tasty business lunch. It is also an affordable dinner treat set in luxurious surroundings with friendly staff. The pre theatre menu is ideally suited for those who visit HMT Aberdeen for an evening show and performance.
The waiters and waitresses always give you a warm welcome as you enter Pavarotti's. It's a delight to hear their Italian accents tinged with a hint of Aberdonian dialect. The entrance has disabled access and the tables are spaciously set out and the restaurant area is on one level.
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Though set on the busy Union Terrace street Pavarotti's is well sound proofed and makes an intimate setting. The music is quite and relaxing and is usually a mix of romantic classics.
The menu at Pavarotti's is traditional Italian food at its very best. There is no pizza on the menu. Instead there is a wide range of seafood and pasta dishes. For starters we enjoyed scallops on ciabatti toast with fresh asparagus tips. There is a range of soups and other starters such as fresh mussels in garlic sauce. On another occasion we enjoyed a Funghi Rucola which was a fresh salad with mushrooms served on garlic bread.
Pavarotti's Main Dishes
The main meals at Pavarotti's would do the Italian Tenor Pavarotti proud. Dishes are generously portioned and the sauces freshly made and lovely and moist. The pasta was lovely and formed and appeared homemade. Ingredients were fresh and the meat was tender to the taste - a real joy to eat in these relaxed surroundings. We love asparagus so opted for an asparagus and chicken tagliatelle and capesante with asparagus in tomato sauce. The sauce was made from real tomatoes and had a deeply rich flavour.
All the tables have their own black pepper mill grinder, so we did miss the waiter coming over to offer black pepper from a large mill! Though the gorgeous blonde Italian waitress who sprinkled on the parmesan cheese generously more than made up for this in my opinion!
Pavarotti's Puddings And Desserts
Do save room for a pudding or dessert - these are as tasty as the waitress! The profiteroles were taken to another depth of heaven by the chef - they were covered in homemade chocolate mouse. Her who must be obeyed either liked them too much or was miffed at me making eyes at the waitress because she wouldn't share them. She did share my tiramisu though which was homemade. This Italian trifle is light enough to round off a delightful meal and has some great flavours to tickle the palate. It's made from eggs, mascarpone cheese, cream, coffee and some brandy and rum and topped with shaved chocolate and cocoa powder.
Coffee and teas had a delightful aroma and the hot chocolate I enjoyed was topped with freshly whipped cream and made from rich cocoa powder.
Photograph of Pavarotti's: TBA.
Italian Business Lunches
For under £8 Pavarotti's have a lunch time set menu which they call a business lunch, but is available to everyone. It includes a starter such as minestrone soup, a main pasta dish such as pasta with bacon and a sweet such as cheesecake. The business lunch also includes a soft drink or a glass of wine.
Contact Address, Telephone Number And Website For Pavarottis
Pavarotti's Italian Restaurant
27 - 29 Union Terrace
Tel: (01224) 622555
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