TUCKED away behind a modest facade in Market Place, Rossetti Ristorante is a genuine slice of traditional Italian dining brought to Henley.
Run by Naples-born Umberto Fiorenza, the restaurant may not be the biggest, with one long room of tables and an outside terrace, but it has the feel of a rustic delicatessen which could just as easily be at home in the Neapolitan Riviera.
We picked the relatively early dining time of 6.30pm and arrived at the restaurant soon after it opened for evening service.
Upon entering, we were treated to a drink at the bar area, which was stocked with hundreds of bottles of Italian red wine and plentiful liqueurs, while Mr Fiorenza was fetched from his office above the dining floor.
He greeted us warmly and seated us at a large, light table towards the back of the restaurant.