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The Italian Express takeaway on South Road Walkley has expanded into next doors premises and is opening a restaurant.

 

Hopefully it will add to the increasingly good vibe in Walkley.

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We went to Leo's Italian Express last night. Everything was great, our seared scallop starter was excellent with a hint of smokiness, the asparagus risotto was rich and the pizza was the real thing. Friendly service, nice decor, nice vibe, a great addition to the new Walkley!

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We went to Leo's Italian Express last night. Everything was great, our seared scallop starter was excellent with a hint of smokiness, the asparagus risotto was rich and the pizza was the real thing. Friendly service, nice decor, nice vibe, a great addition to the new Walkley!

 

Nice advert.

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...the new Walkley!

 

Is that like 'New Labour'? The inference being that the Old Walkley was no good. Is there a group of spin doctors promoting Walkley now?

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Is that like 'New Labour'? The inference being that the Old Walkley was no good. Is there a group of spin doctors promoting Walkley now?

 

To be fair, Walkley has changed dramatically for the better even in the last 6 years since I moved down the hill from Crookes. I think "New" Walkely is quite fair.

 

(Although you are making the inference that 'new' Walkley means that 'old' Walkley was worse, not the poster - new means it's different, not necessarily better. I much prefer it, but there's some I'm sure that liked it run down and dingy)

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We went to Leo's Italian Express last night. Everything was great, our seared scallop starter was excellent with a hint of smokiness, the asparagus risotto was rich and the pizza was the real thing. Friendly service, nice decor, nice vibe, a great addition to the new Walkley!

 

Italian food is my favourite. I must try this place out.

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To be fair, Walkley has changed dramatically for the better even in the last 6 years since I moved down the hill from Crookes. I think "New" Walkely is quite fair.

 

(Although you are making the inference that 'new' Walkley means that 'old' Walkley was worse, not the poster - new means it's different, not necessarily better. I much prefer it, but there's some I'm sure that liked it run down and dingy)

 

I left Walkley in 2007 - moved back last year.

 

South Road is infinitely better than it was when I moved away - although it's a shame so many of the pubs have gone.

 

But overall the number and variety of shops is a lot better. There was very little there last time round of note.

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Finally got around to going to here last night on a whim and it was really good.

 

Excellent food, good service and reasonable prices. 

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Highly recommended, it's become a family favourite.  Really friendly and great food. 

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Not so fond of the pizza, but the pasta is fantastic.

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1 hour ago, bluecanary said:

Not so fond of the pizza, but the pasta is fantastic.

I had a pizza several weeks ago from there, and it was pretty bad (nothing like anything an Italian would ever cook in my opinion, more like an American fast food pizza). This is a shame, because several years ago I recall the pizza's were rather good and a lot more Italian. Good to hear the pasta might still be good then!

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