This is an average Italian restaurant conveniently located in the centre of Oxford. We really liked the map of Italy that was painted on the ceiling.
The food was ok and I wouldn’t call it outstanding. It was nice that the mushroom soup was more broth based than a creamy one. It had a good amount of sliced mushrooms in it.
When we asked the waiter if the soup came with bread, he said that it didn’t and that the only bread that they did was the garlic pizza one. So we had that to go along with the meal. There was plenty of it to share but it was a little overloaded with the butter/oil. We were disappointed though as we saw later on that they did have normal house bread on the specials menu.
The pasta dishes were tasty and they were of a good portion size. The apple pie served with cream was a real let down. It was more like a slice of apple strudel. The pastry was very soft and soggy and it had a gooey consistency as if it had been undercooked.
I was impressed with the range of Movenpick ice-creams that Gino’s had on the menu. I would recommend going for this Swiss ice cream if you were to visit this restaurant.
Gino’s Spaghetti House, 94 Gloucester Green, Oxford, OX1 2BURating: