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Pomodoro Italian Restaurant
11am - 9pm
2/F, 15 Shenglong St.
028 8528 6158

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Susan Johnson (more chengdu)
We popped into Pomodoro after the new Italian restaurant had been in business for a mere two weeks. The soft opening period was still on so everything was half price and the menu was only partly translated. It's located in Zongbei, along a side street near the American Consulate and walking distance from Sichuan University. We were impressed with the warmly lit decor and with the servers, who seemed well trained and enthusiastic, though at times had to be waved over when we needed something.

One of the main features of the space is an open kitchen with a wood burning brick oven. The menu was still being tweaked when we visited, but the pizzas on offer were about 50-60RMB. The house wine by the glass was a decent pour for 18RMB. We tried the white, which was a little bland but showed some personality once it was paired with the food. They had a small selection of Italian style mains such as chicken piccata, a beef stew, and pasta dishes. We tried the chicken piccata, not really a re-order, but which came with some very good mashed potatoes. We also tried the Caeasar salad, which was very cheap, but made us plan to check out the other salads next time. We thought the sauce on the pizza was good, but it was made with par-baked crust so the magic a super-hot wood burning oven makes with fresh dough never really had a chance to happen. There were a few desserts on offer, the server said were housemade: an apple pie, chocolate mousse, and cheesecake. We tried the cheesecake, a baked style, which could satisfy a sweet tooth.

It's too early to tell if Pomodoro will turn into a worthy dining destination, but the interior and service distinguishes it above the other Western restaurants in the area. In time we hope the food will as well.

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