Tag: italian

Emporio Pizza and Pasta, Southbank, Melbourne

Emporio Pizza and Pasta, Southbank, Melbourne

A friend and I headed to Crown for lunch! A few of their restaurants were offering a $15 set menu, and one of those places was Emporio Pizza and Pasta. This restaurant was located in the actual casino, and we ended up with a delicious […]

Marina Ristorante, Staré Město, Prague

Marina Ristorante, Staré Město, Prague

There aren’t many places outside of a floating restaurant with beautiful waterside views and proper sun that I’d rather be at. And I found myself having the above at my final lunch in Prague at Marina Ristorante. It’s well rated and easy to find, right by […]

Etto Italian Street Pasta, South Melbourne, Melbourne

Etto Italian Street Pasta, South Melbourne, Melbourne

I’ve had a mix of experiences with Etto across Melbourne, with the South Melbourne one being my usual go to due to proximity to my now former office. The menu is mostly pasta, wholly customisable, as well as other Italian treats and sides.

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&Pasta, Soho, London

&Pasta, Soho, London

And that’s probably not enough for lunch. One of my Mealfix for this week was the burnt brown butter and sage gnocchi from &Pasta served with a slice of focaccia and a drink of your choice. I went for some mystery carrot-orange concoction. It was […]

Carosello, Moonee Ponds

Carosello, Moonee Ponds

Carosello is a warm, authentic Italian restaurant located in the centre of Moonee Ponds. We went for dinner on a Sunday evening and were surprised to see it full to the brim with a great atmosphere. Carosello is perfect for a family get together or […]

San Giusto Italian Deli + Cafe, South Melbourne

San Giusto Italian Deli + Cafe, South Melbourne

Anthony and I hopped along to the Spotlight Centre to check out the latest addition to its revamped food court, a modern, funky Italian joint called San Giusto. It replaced a former healthy eating/ salad place that naturally had zero interest of Sam. The heady aromas and enticing visuals were excellent signs this venture would be more appeasing.

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I, already haven been through one lunch, went for a sensible smallish option in the panino with pancetta, fried egg and asiago cheese. It came freshly warmed and toasted from the spinny machine and was a moreish blend with the cheese perfectly smooth and even the egg having a delightfully crisp edge. Could have had a tinge more meat but was an all around good bite and good start for these guys.

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As well as the cafe items San Giusto does the staples of pasta and pizza and these also looked fantastic indeed. I would have been keen to get if I didn’t already expend all my afternoon calorie intake. My counterpart did go with the classic Margherita slice and kept his feedback to a minimum but was in agreement with the score. A great addition to the food court here and helping up the ante too.

8/10

San Giusto Italian Deli + Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Brunetti, Carlton

Brunetti, Carlton

This first time I ventured into Brunetti, on the Carlton part of Lygon Street, I was totally blown away. Cabinets and cabinets of delightful treats with such range and options. Lots of Italian items and lots of non-Italian items. Right by the entrances are two […]

Ristorante Da Angelo, Battery Point, Hobart

Ristorante Da Angelo, Battery Point, Hobart

I was quite fortunate to have hit Ristorante Da Angelo on our penultimate day in Battery Point, and in Hobart, and in Tasmania. It was one of the food-based highlights of the trip with top-notch pizza and a fab dessert. Ooh, almost best-ever pizza level […]

Jamie’s Italian, Canberra

Jamie’s Italian, Canberra

I enjoyed a working lunch in Jamie’s Italian whilst I was in the area and was rather happy with what I got. Service was fine for the sitting, I ordered a side of polenta chips, a soda of some description alongside my main lunch of a mushroom pasta dish. Everything was well seasoned (not talking about the soda here, mind you) and came to the table quickly. Ha! It’s a working lunch so I wouldn’t have minded if they took more time. Polenta chips were definitely on the chunky side but were standard fare otherwise.

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Soda, why on earth did I get a soda? It was fine. I enjoyed the crumb on the pasta which gave the dish an enjoyable crunchiness in the creamy sauce. Overall thought it was a competent experience for the afternoon before I made my way to many business-business meetings.

7/10

Jamie's Italian Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato