NO LO SO
Via Luigi Varanini 5
Happy hour from 18 to 21.30
Price: starting from € 8
What to eat and drink
The buffet offers some hot dishes, such as lasagne, pasta or baked potatoes, then many cooked and raw vegetables, salads (good the one with spelled flavored with pesto), couscous, sauerkraut, focaccia and pizzas. Great choice for vegetarians and vegans. Under the pink neon lights, some red condiments take on suggestive psychedelic colors, both attractive and disturbing. List of classic cocktails very long and complete (but the ingredients are not shown on the menu); plus some house cocktails, often with the presence of fruit, some of which (playing with the gay friendness of the venue) with unpronounceable names, such as Anal or Succhi (Suck). Negroni and Spritz seemed a bit light to our taste.
The name jokes about its location in the district of NoLo (North Loreto): in fact, the restaurant overlooks a side street of Viale Monza, between Pasteur and Rovereto, in an area full of strong competitors such as Bar Tender, Il Tempio d'oro, Ghe pensi mi. Between the sidewalk and the entrance, in the summer, you can sit at some outdoor tables, among the rainbow flags and the plants that surround the window. Otherwise you can sit inside: a large room with a long counter on one side and thick but comfortable tables of various sizes. Walls played with shades of gray, pink and a greenish-blue light, decorated with paintings, usually in bright colors (when we went, the psychedelic works were inspired by Keith Haring's little men); in the middle of the room a mannequin in dark queen clothes and on the ceiling neon tubes warmed by a pink shade. Being a gay friendly place, the average young clientele is assorted, with various gender combinations of couples and groups, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Dogs are also allowed. Good music play list, although it must be said that the acoustics of the venue is a bit noisy. Also scheduled board-game night, dj-set, brunch.
Buffet quite tasty (very suitable for vegetarians and vegans), played on special seasonings and a lot of use of vegetables. Informal, modern and relaxed ambience. Correct quality-price ratio.
Drink a cocktail and choose something to eat in a good buffet is fun and definitely less expensive than a dinner at the restaurant.