Hope-ing Around: Character Italian Restaurant in Fira

Even if it was a bit cold night, we decided to visit Character restaurant which is close to the cable car station in Fira to enjoy Italian food.

We started with a cocktail that the barman proposed, “Character Spritz Cocktail” with aperol, lime, syrup of cucumber and prosecco.. Summer mood was immediately turned to on!

Their menu has many options combining Italian cuisine with Mediterranean courses for those who wish something different.

We started with truffle with spinach, arugula, marinated portobello mushrooms and a white truffle vinaigrette and as the gentle waiter was serving us.. Pizza came to our table! No words can describe, it is as we were immediately transferred to a narrow road in Florence of Italy, eating a pizza with thin…, gorgonzola, bianca with no tomato sauce and fresh spinach. We had ordered main courses as well but you can not resist and eat less than 3 pieces!

So after our fast trip to Italy, we are back in Character Italian restaurant with the amazing caldera view, ready for our mains! Black tagliolini from squid ink with scampi and black risotto with sea bass and lime… Delicious and really great portions! Their chef proposed also that we taste tagliata of black angus from Australia with baby potatoes, parmesan flakes and rosemary oil.

I could not wait more for the dessert time, so we ordered chocolate mousse with mango and cheesecake with blueberries, proving us that their chef wants to surprise you positively with everything in his menu,  from appetizer to dessert.

The beautiful night ended even better, with a dessert cocktail, Chocolate Cherry Martini with vodka, triple sec, cherry puree and chocolate sauce! It was so good that you could go back even for only a cocktail.. Or maybe a pizza too?!

Character Italian restaurant is open from 12:00 in the morning and the kitchen closes at midnight.