Thursday, June 16, 2005
Introduction: At 315 Toorak Rd South Yarra this small restaurant is as Italian as Italian can be
Ambience: Comfortable, unpretentious
Service: Lucia Gesualdi, the owner, ran off her feet making everyone welcome. I felt almost as though I was eating in her own kitchen!
Food: Straightforward Italian dishes excellently cooked. Assagini ($6.50) set the tone for a really good meal. Bresaola with rocket, whitebait and Eggplant Parmigana were all that could be expected.
Mains ($ 21- 29 Less for pasta or rissotto) were handsome serves. We tried Saltimbocca ala Romana, Rabbit casserole and Eye fillet steak. All were very tasty, tender and satisfying
Wine: Licensed for BYO, corkage $5 / bottle, small wine list with some inexpensive house wines ($18) and several wine by the glass
Comments: This is an above average restaurant with below average prices