- Three-course meal plus olives and breads
- Starters include calamari
- Mains range from whole lobster to sirloin steak
- Desserts such as orange cheesecake and tiramisu
- Available six days a week
- Steak and lobster house in Portsmouth
Purchase: Limit 1 per 2 people. May buy 3 additional as gifts.
Booking: Required by phone. 48-hour cancellation policy.
Restrictions: Valid Wed-Sun 12pm-1.30pm and Tue and Thu at 5.30pm-8.30pm. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Original values: Verified on 10 Apr 2014.
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A selection of olives (usually £3.50) and warm breads (£3.50) opens up a range of three-course possibilities. Starters include a chicken and gnocchi gratin (£5.95) and calamari served with a lemon mayonnaise (£6.25). For the main course, diners can choose between potted crab with salad and half a pint of prawns (£15.50), or a whole local lobster picked from the tank, which is then pan friend before being oven baked with cheese, Tabasco and breadcrumbs (£30). Alternatively, non-seafood dishes include a 16oz sirloin steak served with chips and green beans (£17.50). Sweet teeth can delight in a selection of desserts, such as a chocolate and pecan brownie (£6.50) or an amaretto panna cotta (£4.95).
Trio of olives (tomato and chili, garlic and parsley, rosemary and thyme) and bread selection (including walnut and date, pumpkin and cranberry, served with dipping oils)
Orata on Bruschetta - fillet of sea bass served on bruschetta
Pollo and gnocchi gratin - pan fried corn fed chicken with homemade gnocchi with mascarpone, Parmesan, pepper and nutmeg, breadcrumbs then cooked under the grill
Caprese - mozzarella salad with pesto, red onion, vine cherry tomatoes, rocket and basil
Calamari frittli - Squid lightly dusted in chili and flour then fried, served with lemon mayonnaise
Local cracked granchio - potted crab, crack the claws, served with mixed salad and half a pint of prawns
Aragosta - whole local lobster picked out of a tank, pan fried then oven baked with cheese, Tabasco and breadcrumbs, served with spinach and Italian potatoes
16oz Bistecca - sirloin steak served with chips, watercress, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and fine green beans
Chocolate and hazelnut cheesecake
Double amaretto semifreddo with golden gleaming sauce - amerotti biscuits and amaretto liquor mixed with cream, frozen and served with a hot sauce
Tiramisu - espresso soaked sponge layered with mascarpone cheese
Vanilla trifle with summer fruit berries and pistachios
Meringue gelato cake - chocolate and meringue and double cream, frozen and served with raspberries and chocolate sauce
Amaretto panna cotta - topped with raspberries and a berry coulis
Chocolate and pecan brownie - with banana panna cotta and fresh red berries
J's Italian is the second offering from Scott Matthews, owner of Relentless Steak and Lobster in Southsea. The restaurant houses a pure glass pizza oven, a two meter live lobster and crab tank where guests can choose their dinner, while also offering deli foods and coffees. The menu hosts a range of seafood, steak and classic Italian dishes with an emphasis on fresh, local produce.