Last night Adelaide Food Central attended Aragosta Ristorante, located on Payneham Road. Aragosta meaning lobster in Italian, sums up some of the dishes you will find on their menu. Boasting lobster and seafood, this restaurant is a fish lovers heaven. Alongside their extensive seafood menu you will find classic and well done Italian dishes.
Carpaccio di Bresaola
The thinly sliced bresoala was topped with shaved pecorino, rocket and extra virgin olive oil.
I loved rolling up the salted meat curving it around the cheese and crispy, green rocket. The bresaola itself wasn’t too salty and fatty which is my favourite meat to find on any kind of platter.
Mussels are one of my all-time favourite seafoods. The black mussels were covered in a garlic, chilli and parsley white wine sauce. The grilled ciabatta was super delicious and I loved soaking up the juices with its dough. The mussels were fresh and went well with the chilli, garlic and parsley.
The signature dish of the evening was a meal set for a king. The fettuccini pasta was cooked perfectly, al dente just the way it should be. The sauce was a cherry tomato, garlic and white wine sugo base mixed together with blue swimmer crab meat. Nestled on the top of the dish was a juicy and succulent lobster tail.
Risotto Gamberi, Rucola and Tomato
I loved the simplicity of this risotto with the freshest local king prawns and vegetables. If I was to ask to see anything in risotto I would choose rocket and cherry tomatoes as it goes well with prawns and rice. The prawns were plump and juicy with a ton of flavour. The rice was cooked well and the sauce was light but kept you wanting to eat more.
Agnella Scolta Dito
This dish looked too good to eat as the lamb cutlets nestled around a bright bed of vegetables. The lamb was cooked perfectly, pink in the middle with a salty fat rind that I couldn’t stop eating. The salted spinach alongside the olive, tomato and onion salsa salmoriglio was a perfect accompaniment.
This is my ultimate go to when I order pizza, I can’t get enough of the ham and artichoke combination. Aragosta use an authentic pizza oven which cooks the pizza dough perfectly. The thin crust works well with the minimal topping, just like they make in Napoli. The tomato, fior di latte, olives and anchovies go well with the ham and artichokes.
It would have been rude not to finish off the meal with an authentic and moist tiramisu. The large piece of cake was big enough for two layered with coffee, cream and bread. It wasn’t too sweet and went down an absolute treat.
Thank you to the team at Aragosta for having us try their extensive menu. We can’t wait to visit again to try more of your menu.
Words by Tomika Salerno
WHERE: 307 Payneham Rd, Royston Park