Monday, 11 February 2013

La Trattoria

Italian food has always enthralled me a lot, not only their passion for food and also their friendliness and sentimentality. I guess I am very much influenced by my church, Edge Church Adelaide as Italian culture is very prominent due to our Italian senior pastor, Ps Danny and our city pastor, Ps Jonathan. If you have a chance, do visit our church and I can guarantee you to have a mind-blowing experience with our real God.

Okay, since I enjoy Italian food a lot, I decided to search on the best Italian food restaurant here in Adelaide. La Trattoria had been in my food list for quite a while and I finally got a chance to frequent this place before I went back to Malaysia. It was kind of a farewell dinner with my housemates. We phoned a day before to book a place at 5pm. Do book before you go to avoid disappointments as it might be full especially during dinner time. You can opt takeaway too as it does have a 'hotline' for that.

La Trattoria is one of the oldest restaurant in Adelaide and still operated by its original owners (which means AUTHENTIC Italian food). Andy and his brother, Natale Parisi established this restaurant at 1975. Their culinary expertise was passed down none other than their mother besides the fact that their father founded an Italian food bar in Adelaide too. Now La Trattoria boasts of being Adelaide iconic restaurant which have 3 generation of restaurateur.

When me and my friends reached the restaurant, we were served by a waiter in his 50s. La Trattoria is also well-known for old-school service by its traditional waiters. You can literally see that almost all the waiters are in their 50s serving customers with smile and much swiftness. They are the ones who dedicate their lives into the restaurant, presenting the finest Italian food to the customers. Salute!

Thanks to our funny and friendly waiter's recommendation, we managed to order few famous dishes of the restaurant:


Entree: Antipasto

Italian's way to start a meal. It consists of cured/pickled meats (ham/bacon), sundried tomato, olives, mushroom, cheese (provolone, mozzarella). Appetising enough to indulge ourselves into heavier meal.


Antipasto

Pizza: Andy's Special Pizza 

The winner of 'Best Gourmet Pizza' competition (South Australia, Australia then NEW YORK)! Definitely worthy to try! It is created by the restaurant's founder, Andy. A wood-fire pizza filled with marinara seafood, cheese, special tomato sauce and dressed with basil leaves. Satisfying indeed! 
(Gourmet Pizza: pizza with more expensive ingredients such as salmon, seafood etc) 

Andy's Special Pizza


Pasta: Spinach Gnnochi with Sundried Tomato and Mascarpone Cheese

Gnocchi cooked with garlic, sliced bacon, sundried tomato, basil, black pepper, parmesan cheese and virgin olive oil. This is the best pasta that I have ever eaten! It is cheesy and yet the gnocchi has the chewy texture. The accompaniments blend well with the sauce. My first time trying gnocchi and I am loving it! A must order item! 
   


Spinach Gnocchi with Sundried Tomato and Marscapone Cheese
On overall, it was a good farewell dinner with great food and company. On another note, our waiter was very cheeky and he was trying to play around my friend. He even helped her to wipe her mouth! Oh Italian!


Love, Victoria.

Address: 346, King William Street, Adelaide, SA 5000.
Trading hours: Mon-Fri (12pm-3pm, 5pm-late), Sat (5pm-1am), Sun (5pm-11pm)

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