Kasa Rosa – Morley, Leeds

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Family run Mediterranean restaurant based in Morley, serving traditional and tasty food but the slow service let them down a little.

I have visited Kasa Rosa a few times now over the last few years, all experiences being very similar, this time a friend and I booked to eat there recently on a Friday night at 7:30pm. As always when we arrived, the restaurant was busy, it was good to see staff equipped with PPE and following social distancing guidelines too. We were shown upstairs to a bit of a waiting/bar area (bar wasn’t open though), this was just before 7:30pm. I do sympathise with restaurants and staff having to work extra hard at the moment with regards to social distancing and cleaning etc, however it felt like they were running well behind on bookings but nobody had told us this and we were still waiting for our table half an hour later, little thing like this do effect a dining experience. We did manage to get a drink in the meantime though and I was just about to find a member of staff to say something about how long we’d been waiting, when someone came upstairs to show another party in and said we could follow her back down to our table.

We weren’t going to get a starter but saw that the sharing platter for only £8.50 so decided to go for this thinking it wouldn’t be that big a platter. We were wrong! What a bargain for this sharing platter with lots and lots of meat, a little cheese, a few olives and some bread on the side too, we were pleasantly surprised although a little fuller than we’d planned!

For my main I decided to go with something a little different to what I would usually get at an Italian/Spanish restaurant – Noodles with pieces of chicken breast, garlic, fresh chillies and Mediterranean vegetables with a splash of soy sauce. Packed full of veg, this was a refreshing and healthy choice but a VERY large portion. I enjoyed it and ate as much as I could!

My friend went with the Penne Alla Moda – Pasta in a cream sauce with pieces of chicken breast, mushrooms, shallots, garlic and brandy. This was very rich and tasty but again was a very big portion so there was a fair bit leftover. If we weren’t going out after we would have boxed and taken our leftovers as I hate food to go to waste but it just wasn’t ideal at the time.

There definitely wasn’t enough room for dessert, and in total we had been at the restaurant for 2 hours, with local bars soon shutting so we wanted to pay up and move on.

We really enjoyed our food we just felt it was a shame about the delay and no one acknowledging this, and the length of time it took to be served.

I would recommend giving here a go but give yourself plenty of time for your visit and make sure you are definitely hungry!!

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