Saturday, 3 February 2018

Mandolino Beach

Has January felt like an eternity or is it just me? I am so happy it is February as this is when birthday season begins! As a leap year baby it means you can drag out your birthday all month if your friends and family will let you. I try and make it last as long as possible! 

I am really feeling the need for a holiday and some sunshine. It has reminded me that I didn't share a glorious hidden secret when I went away previously to Benidorm. 

We ate out most days but on our final night we decided we wanted to find something a bit special. 
With some help from internet reviews and a complete detour thanks to yours truly. Who made my mother turn the wrong way as apparently I forgot how to use Google maps! 

We eventually found an absolute gem of an Italian Restaurant called Mandolino Beach hidden away down a tiny back street. 
So much so we nearly walked straight passed it for the second time as we had wanted to go there the day before. 

We had the balcony to ourselves over looking the lapping evening waves on the beach and I had the most delicious Pina Colada. In my opinion it is not a real holiday unless at least one Pina Colada has  been consumed. We opted for pasta and garlic bread, the garlic bread was light and crispy and oh so tasty. The menu was extensive with options to personalise your dish by picking a sauce and toppings and then what style you would like your pasta which I thought was a lovely touch.

My eyes and heart lit up when I spotted green pesto and Parmesan! An all time favourite of mine.
I can honestly say it was one of the best dishes I have ever had. I can only dream of it now.

The staff were so friendly and we really enjoyed their conversation.
It was a perfect end to the holiday and if you happen to be in the old town of Benidorm I whole heartily recommend you try it yourself.

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