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Jamie’s Italian

 

There has been so much hype ever since the opening of Jamie’s Italian, I have wanted to check it out but I don’t like queuing up to eat  at a restaurant.  So I decided the best option was for a late lunch (about 2:30) on a Saturday, thinking the wait for a table might not be as long as mamaks.  To my surprise, there was no line and we were seated straight away.

The menu is divided in to sections; breads & nibbles, antipasti, pasta, mains, sides and deserts, with lots of tasty sounding things in each section. Everything is very reasonably priced, which is not something you can say about many restaurants in Sydney.

I enjoyed my meal here good food , reasonably priced and  the service was friendly and efficient. If I were in the area looking for something to eat  and saw there was no line if would defiantly eat at Jamie’s Italian again.

 

Crispy Squid $12.00 –  Fired bite sized pieces of crispy squid , the dip is a strong garlic mayo .

Bread Selection Complementary – Homemade rosemary focaccia Artisan sourdough, ciabatta & tortano

Pumpkin Ravioli Speciall $14 – My favourite! The sweet pumpkin inside the ravioli combined with the buttery sauce make for a very tasty dish.

Bucatini Carbonara $12 -Just OK I found it a bit bland lacking the creamy taste that I normally associate with a carbonara.

Prawn Linguine $15.50 – The best part of this dish was the prawns, nice big fresh and tasty. Tasty tomato sauce with chilli and garlic topped with some rocket and fennel

Macchiato $4.35 

Tiramisu  $9– On to the deserts and there all $9 so no reason not to have one or two. I’m a big fan of tiramisu and this one did not disappoint. It’s very moist almost watery with a strong coffee taste. The orange mascarpone adds a lot of flavour and together with the chocolate makes for a very nice desert.

Bakewell Tart $9 – 

 

107 Pitt Street – Sydney

http://www.jamieoliver.com/au/italian/

 

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Italian

Casa di Niko – King Street Wharf

 

Casa Di Niko is an Italian eatery located on the restaurant/bar strip of King Street Warf.

I wasn’t impressed by the food here at all. Burschetta was ok crusty bread and tomato tasted fresh. The Carbonara was very salty and I could not taste much else because it was so overpowering.  Spaghetti Bolognese well all I can say about it is meh!  Service was also very average …

Best to give this place a miss.

 

Burschetta – $9.50

Fettuccine Carbonara – $26

 

Spaghetti Bolognese – $23

 

The Promanade, King Street Wharf
Sydney NSW 2000

http://www.nicks-seafood.com.au/casadinico/

 

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Italian

Uccello

 

Located on the top floor of the Ivy right next to the pool is Uccello. I find myself there on a Thursday night for dinner with a friend. We are seated next to the glass that separates the pool bar from the restaurant, when I booked I was told that it might be noisy because of the party at the pool but even  seated where we were it was not loud at all inside the restaurant . The waiter come and hands me and menu and check out the size of it, its big! A3 I think, You can’t really tell in the pic but it takes up half the table.

The cured meat plate is a good way to start a meal there is a selection of meats with a range of flavours, goes well with the very tasty complimentary bread. Quail inviltini looks great on the plate, cooked perfectly so it’s still juicy. All the elements come together to make a really nice dish .The serving size of pasta for the main is generous not huge but well portioned.

As the night progressed and dinner finished we moved outside to the pool for a few drinks. I spotted Justin Hemmes and snapped a pic with him. The food at Uccello is good but its a bit pricy. They also have quite an extensive wine list.

 

Big menu!

Selection of Italian style cured meats with marinated olives and cornichons $ 27

Complimentary bread

Involtini of quail, prosciutto and sage, corn puree and baby spinach $ 43

Tagliatelle, veal ragout, parma ham and peas $ 42

Mixed green salad $ 9

Restaurant

Me and Justin Hemmes (really bad pic of me!!)

 

Ivy – Level 4 330 George St
Sydney, 2000

http://www.merivale.com/#/ivy/uccello

 

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