I came into the restaurant the other day for the first time since the old owner sold the business and to my surprise the interior was well done up. Things were looking really positive from here, that is, until ordered something from the menu. My wife and I ordered a large pizza to share. To my disgust, the "pizza" was probably more relatable to a soggy loaf of bread that had been squashed and left to dry in my 13 year old sons laundry basket. You could tell the ingredients were not fresh and it seems as though the new owner put all his money and effort into the interior of the restaurant whilst forgetting the main reason people go to restaurants in the first place: the food! Long story short my wife and I were terribly disappointed in the place and shortly after our meal (if you could call it that) the owner, from what I could make out, was hounding us to buy desserts. After multiple refuses he finally headed on back to the kitchen. All in all I think the One Star sums it up perfectly, I hated the experience and needless to say so did my wife.
Probably the worst Italian I have ever had. The bruschetta was made using cheap garlic bread topped with tomato, the sauce in my Napolitana was burnt to the point that it was bitterly unedible and the pizza base of our "gourmet" Mediterranean pizza was uncooked. Next time I would rather burn a $50 note than pay for this poor quality, disgustingly awful experience.
I went to La festiva with my family and the food was great, kids thoroughly enjoyed their meals and with a service and a big smile. The pizza had the best base with great tasty fresh ingredients and it all added up to a reasonable price and me and my family will keep on coming back.
Service quite poor here early Saturday evening with very few patrons. Pastas were of a very poor standard, but pizza was reasonable. The food is reasonably priced, but even then did not match how poor the food was.