Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wolverhampton Highlights 1

Wolverhampton's a great place to live, and a wonderful city to be a minister in. From time to time I'm going to include reviews of places that stand out in this city.

For Mrs S's Birthday this week we went to Cataldo's Restaurant on the corner of School Street and Fold Street. We'd tried to get in on our wedding anniversary but they were full, and when we asked for a table for Mother's Day we discovered they don't open on Sundays – and I'm not going to complain about that!

So, for this special birthday I got in early and booked us a table.

The atmosphere was relaxed, the seating comfortable and the waiting staff quiet, polite and very pleasant.

We spent a while perusing a very full menu, a great variety of pasta dishes, along with a good selection of chicken, meat and fish meals too. Cataldo's is a place that clearly believes in giving plenty of choice.

I'm not a restaurant reviewer, so I won't offer a description of what we had, other than to say that we were presented with delicious food, beautifully prepared, with a mix of great flavours that left us both with big smiles and wider waistlines.

If we had a criticism at all it was that service was too efficient! The main meal came quite quickly after we'd finished our starters, and so although we didn't quite feel rushed we did have to make a conscious effort to linger and enjoy the moment, rather than be sped along with the service. When we were offered desserts we had coffee first to give ourselves a little time to breathe between the courses.

Wolverhampton has places to shout about, this is one of them. If you're looking for a good place to eat a celebratory meal, with wonderful friendly service and excellent food – then Cataldo's might be just the place.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So have they lost the old geezer who plays romantic tunes on an accordian? (Or maybe you're into that....!)
Mazzer

Jonathan said...

No accordians, just chilled background music.

Anonymous said...

if there is to be a W'ton Highlights 2 - suggest you avoid the Molineux !!!
Jockyfox

Kelly said...

Cataldos is a really special place for us too. We went there when we got engaged and go back to Wolves for anniversaries etc just to go to Cataldos, i am glad that yoi enjoyed it as much as we do.
Kelly Fisher (old tabite)