Visited here for the 50% off scheme and loved it! The food was delicious and generous portions too. Very reasonable prices even without the discount and I look forward to going back again soon
In August 2020, Ninjii said:
Had a lovely meal here, menu is mainly pasta and pizza. Much better than any of the famous Italian chain restaurants. Generous portion sizes and a great choice of dishes. They were busy but all COVID-19 precautions were being taken and it felt safe in the restaurant. Desserts were also delicious, the tiramisu especially!
In August 2020, NiravShah23 said:
I visited Eastbourne this weekend with my family and using Tripadvisor I picked this restaurant. I was very happy with the decision!
We were seated promptly on a nice big round table, with space between the next one, and presented with comprehensive menus.
After ordering a round of drinks, a very friendly waiter assisted with our starter choices. The aubergine parm was delicious and the zucchini fritti were tasty. The waiter recommended some garlic bread too, which was light and crispy.
For mains I had veal with spaghetti carbonara (changed from pomodoro), my wife ordered penne arrabiata, my mum had a vegetarian pizza, my dad had the spicy sausage pizza and my brother had the vegetarian calzone.
The portion sizes were generous and everyone enjoyed their dishes. The dough was very light on both the pizza and calzone, which meant neither was too heavy. We enjoyed a nice bottle of valpolicella with our mains.
Despite being full we managed to share two desserts. The tiramisu was nice, but I've had better. The chocolate orange tart however was excellent!
Service was friendly and attentive throughout without being obtrusive. We were not rushed at all which enhanced our meal.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an Italian meal especially as the menu has something to satisfy everyone.
In August 2020, christinebF6437MB said:
Ate here with my family. The staff were very friendly and courteous. The gluten free range was excellent. The pasta was delicious and good sized portions. There is a varied range of dishes to suit all tastes. Would definitely visit again in the future.
In August 2020, T7761DBlaurenh said:
Friendly staff, quick service, tasty meals and generous portions! Highly recommend! Must book as very popular!
In August 2020, 1978leeb said:
Great meal fantastic service! Highly recommend to anyone visiting Eastbourne. Advise booking as restaurant gets very busy in the evenings. Good for families and Gluten and dairy free diners!
In August 2020, Tracy C said:
Had a fab family meal here, very clean, great service and super food, the staff were great at accommodating our large family number, all served together with lovely hot food and puddings,
In August 2020, donks83 said:
I visited with my friend and my 3 month old baby. Thanks to the buzz of a busy restaurant I felt relaxed dining with a small child.
The food was good but I was disappointed with the bruschetta which had very little mozzarella and was lacking flavour.
In August 2020, Peter F said:
We were fortunate to be able to get a take-away from this restaurant in May and promised ourselves that we would go back for a sit-down meal once everything settled down.
We are so pleased that we went on Thursday evening. Obviously the restaurant has been changed so that tables are more spaced out. Luca and his staff are fully aware of all the hygiene requirements and were wearing the necessary protective coverings to keep customers safe. They were also wiping down the menus, cruet sets, tables, etc., every time they were used. So we definitely felt very safe.Yet again the food was first class, as was the service. My husband chose the Veal Milanese whilst I had the Tagliatelle Mare e Monti, both of which were delicious, together with a bottle of the house white wine.
We had hoped to have room for a dessert but the portions were so generous that we were too full. Perhaps next time?It was lovely to be back again, and good to see the restaurant busy. You obviously need to book particularly with the reduced capacity for diners, but you will not be disappointed.
In July 2020, 320rosiet said:
I would recommend the mussels, bruschetta and king prawn pasta. Good value and friendly service, too.
In July 2020, O6705MJsusanneb said:
This popularItalian restaurant was as good as always. Lovely food safe social distancing. Restaurant well aired.
In July 2020, A7349NRsilvias said:
I don't tend to eat in Italian restaurants (outside Italy) as I am Italian but this caught my eyes. They have a big menu, so there is a lot of choice for everyone.
As a starter (didn't a pic) I had salmon, prawns and avocado salad. It was very well presented.The main was (see pic) monkfish (I never ate it before) with clams in a saffron sauce.
I had no dessert as I was full. Next time! ;-) The staff was friendly and the service was fast.
In July 2020, yzbacafh said:
A great evening. The food and service is consistently excellent here.
We have been reluctant to eat out since restaurants have re-opened, but very pleased we chose this one. The restaurant is always immaculate, but the staff are taking even extra care in constantly cleaning everything after use, down to the salad dressing bottles ! We watched this with interest, and it gave us a good deal of comfort. The mussels and pasta were delicious , and the tiramisu has got to be the best around, although the thing we love about this place is that there is nothing on the menu that disappoints. The waiters can't do enough for you, no matter how busy the restaurant is. We are pleased they are back, and delighted we decided to try it again, and won't hesitate to return.
In July 2020, davidhU1723BG said:
nice to be back . As good as it ever was and we felt totally safe. We both had pizzas and they were as near to perfect as you can get. The deserts were out of this world . And they always make you feel very special with a drink on the house to cap things off.
In July 2020, Robotron58 said:
Visited on a Friday night just after lockdown. Great meal and service at family friendly prices. Strongly recommended as the best family restaurant in and around Eastbourne.
In July 2020, Davcb132 said:
We returned to this lovely, family restaurant after 3 months of lockdown, and we were nothing but impressed. Fresh, beautifully cooked food, excellent service and reassuring measures put in place to ensure a safe family meal. 5 stars!
In July 2020, harmony4750 said:
Ventured out since lockdown last night ,felt very safe in this restaurant, nicely spaced out tables, food was excellent, my husband said it was the best steak he's had for years
In July 2020, Josie H said:
Such beautiful food with a great atmosphere, my favourite place to eat in Eastbourne! The profiteroles are my favourite!!
In June 2020, VerityRapisarda said:
We visit frequently and absolutely love it. Lots of choice on the menu and we’ve enjoyed everything we’ve ordered. Service is consistently good. You can tell a lot about a place by how busy they are - we always get a seat but it’s certainly a hotspot with locals!
In May 2020, oxgang7 said:
Great takeaway just needed a bit more sauce. Maybe separate carton would be good. Will use again soon
In April 2020, michaeljones161 said:
I left a review of this restaurant a year ago - in which I gave it a 5 Star rating. P&M is my favourite restaurant - in Eastbourne (or anywhere) for reasons you can read in my earlier review.s
My wife and I, and our family, frequently use the restaurant for family get-togethers (birthdays, anniversaries, Mothers and Fathers Days, etc) and for days when we just fancy an evening out. So we were saddened when the restaurant had to close due to the Covid-19 lockdown.However, I was delighted when I read that it was due to re-open for takeaway and delivery orders. It re-opened for the first time yesterday - and I was one of the first customers to place an order. I work close to the restaurant so popped in just after it opened at 4.00pm. Gian Luca and his staff were already busy taking orders. I was pleased to see that they had taken all necessary precautions to protect staff and customers with appropriate PPE and social distancing measures in place.
Anyway, I placed an order for delivery later that evening. The menu is necessarily limited, of course, but all your favourite pasta and pizza dishes are available. I ordered a couple of side salads, two spaghetti carbonaras, and two deserts - and a beer for me. (You can also order wine by the bottle if you wish.)There is a £3.00 delivery charge and they deliver up to 2.5 miles from the restaurant, and I live right at the limit, but I was assured they would deliver - and sure enough, just after 8.00pm, the delivery arrived. It was well packaged - with separate bags for cold and hot items. The carbonara was still hot - and as tasty as I remember it. It was an excellent portion size. The salad was fresh and chilled and the beer was cold. The desserts were excellent. We will certainly order a delivery again soon.
Just be aware that it's not as cheap as a standard takeaway - my bill was £44 including delivery - but the food is so much better. Whether you're a regular visitor to P&M or not, have a night off from the cooking and order a takeaway. You won't regret it. You don't have to visit the restaurant, you can order over the phone.I wish Gian Luca and his staff all the best at this difficult time - and look forward to visiting the restaurant with all my family again in better times.
In April 2020, jennifersD929LV said:
This is my favourite restaurant in Eastbourne area. Amazing prices. There is a superb set menu as well as a la cartel and a special price in the early part of the week. It is a great place to go with friends as well as suitable for family celebrations. I alsohave a Meads card and they give you 19% off the whole bill. How's that for value !
In March 2020, FAM_HEN said:
Me and my husband made a last minute decision to go out on valentines eve , we didn't think we would get a table anywhere really but tried our luck and rang pomodoro up . They had a space with just over an hours wait , so we booked . I have eaten there a couple of times but my husband hadn't. I’m vegan and I’d seen online that they had quite a few tasty options which was brilliant . Actually nice to have a few different options to choose from instead of just one or two. Husband had steak and i had a vegan margarita, we shared fries and I had chocolate torte for pudding with ice cream. Probably the best meal I’ve had , made so much better by having the choices as I mentioned and my husband said it tops his meals out too !! Looking forward to next time , keep up the good work .
In February 2020, AlexFHampshire said:
We had eaten at La Locando next door in the past and tried Pomodoro for a change. Neither are disappointing. The pasta and pizza at Pomodoro are very good and the service was excellent.
In February 2020, JMEastSussex said:
I can't believe it took me so long to try this place!
We went before seeing a show on a Saturday night. The restaurant was heaving but they still managed to seat us. There were loads of staff which meant we got served really quickly. The pizza arrived in great time and tasted amazing!
There are some great vegan options - I had pizza topped with a tomato sauce, vegan cheese, mushrooms, rocket and walnuts (with lashings of very spicy oil - much more potent than at Zizzi's!) followed by apple strudel served with vegan ice cream.
The service charge isn't automatically applied to the bill either, which I always like as it means you're more able to choose your own tip!
Overall we had a really lovely experience and would highly recommend.