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Lancashire Telegraph review by Roger Airey from July 24, 2007.

WHEN your better half's birthday falls the day before Valentine's Day, it poses an interesting conundrum.

Meals out on consecutive nights is a little OTT so which night is best?

For expediency's sake, we tend to choose good old February 13 to miss the crowds and, eager to try somewhere new, we ended up at Gavi, purveyors of "Mediterranean" cuisine.

In reality, this means a good old pizza/pasta Italian but there were a few more "left-field" meat and poultry dishes on the menu too.

Being weak with hunger (a slight exaggeration), we ordered a garlic bread with tomato before our starters.

The dough was beautifully crisp and light - which augured well for the pizza quality.

To start I chose the Spiedino di Maia (£5.90) - a tasty kebab of meat with peppers, onions and mushrooms.

My partner had the Pate di Fegato (£4.90) - a satisfying heap of liver pate with some rustic-looking ciabatta toast and a side salad.

Pushing the boat out (and the bill up!) we both chose a fillet steak treat for our main course.

My Filetto Reale (£14.90) was medallions topped with a delicious cream and brandy sauce peppered with pancetta and mushrooms.

My partner's Filetto Dolcelatte (£14.90) was a generous fillet topped with a light layer of said cheese and a delicious rich sauce.

Both came with the perfect amount of seasonal vegetables and some boiled new potatoes sauteed off to a tee.

Service was excellent - swift and attentive without being overbearing.

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