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Casa Mia, Millennium, Leeds

10 Mar

We lunched today at the Casa Mia flagship restaurant in Millennium Square, Leeds, using a Groupon deal voucher which had cost £18 which was for 2 courses for 2 people.

If certain items from both the starter menu and main course menu had been chosen an extra cost over and over the Groupon voucher would have been incurred but as it was both Helen and I didn’t choose any of these items.

My starter was Insalata Con Pollo Affumicato which was smoked chicken breast, served with sun dried tomatoes, olives, red onion, yellow peppers and tomato with lemon dressing.

This was a huge portion which would have sufficed as a main course but I plodded on with it and enjoyed every mouthful. I loved the smoked chicken and the flavour of the sun dried tomatoes worked well with it. I only found 2 olives which was disappointing (especially when Evie loves them and ate them both)

Helen chose Funghi Trifolati All’Aglio  Pan fried forest mushrooms with white wine garlic and olive oil served on toasted Italian ciabatta and said it was very nice and she had finished it off long before I had eaten my smoked chicken.

My main course was Slow Roast Pork   Yorkshire pork, slow roasted, served with sage, parmesan and creamy gnocci, with crisp Palma ham.

This was belly pork, ultra tender and any fat on it melted into my mouth and I loved the saltiness of the crispy Palma ham with it,  I had made a good choice .

On the other hand when I had ordered, I wasnt sure if I would like gnocci and although I ate some of it, realised afterwards I would have preferred either pasta or potato and found gnocci a bit slimy.

I am sure it was fine and how it was supposed to be, just not too my taste. As it was I was full up with the large starter so all was well and I could leave some of it.

Helen’s main course was Homemade Meat Cannelloni, homemade meat cannelloni, baked in tomato and cheese sauce which again disappeared very quickly and was enjoyed.

The Kids set menu was Dough balls, Pizza or pasta (Evie chose pasta), and ice cream.

Some how there was some confusion. The chef brought out some dough on a plate for Evie to press into the shape of a pizza (but she wasnt having pizza) and we had to mention this. The dough on the other hand did keep her occupied and she was as good as gold all lunch time.

Also when our starters arrived, Evies dough balls were no where to be seen. We asked for them.

Much later the dough balls appeared. There were two  large dough balls which when  Helen pulled them apart had dough which was still raw in the middle. We mentioned it. The waiter wanted to replace but we couldn’t keep a child, who was only 3 last Sunday, waiting for food any longer, especially when our food had arrived, so she ate the outside bits which Helen said, still tasted floury too.

Then a lovely heart shaped pizza arrived, (but Evie wasn’t having pizza) and eventually the pasta dish arrived but by this time Evie had eaten some of my smoked chicken and peppers, some of the outer bits of dough balls and a lot of the pizza (which appeared to have been an extra dish from the chef) so much of the pasta dish was wasted.

The chocolate icecream was very strong and chocolatey and very nice. This was served with Haribo sweets on top and a lolipop which Evie enjoyed.


All in all, the food we as adults had enjoyed was good and by using the Groupon deal we paid far less than it would have been without the voucher as these bills show.So in all the lunch cost £18 plus £15.23 which was for drinks, Evies set meal and almost a fiver service charge.

In spite of the confusion over Evies food and the raw dough balls we had a lovely lunch time. The staff were attentive and we enjoyed the food.