Fasta Pasta – Rundle Place

Unlike all other Fasta Pasta chains, this one is located in a food court. You’re not going to get quality Italian food here, but you will get a cheap, consistent Italian fix. They even have $7.90 lunch specials on at the moment, so everything just got cheaper. Today, I ordered the Penne Rosso. The meal…

Auge Ristorante

Auge is an award winning fine dining Italian restaurant on Grote Street. This place has such a good reputation, they can get away with charging higher prices for their food. With entree prices similar to what you would pay for a main at a normal restaurant, and main prices around the $40 mark, make sure…

Chianti Classico

You can usually tell how good a place is by how busy it is. I’ve yet to see an empty table at Chianti every time I’ve walked past, so I already knew the food was good. I was also a bit sceptical about coming here because it was fine dining. This meant smaller portions with…

Royal Hotel Kent Town

The Royal Hotel is located on the corner of North Terrace and Dequetteville Terrace. Situated in a prime position, there is also plenty of parking on the North Terrace side of the building. The venue itself is deceptively large. It has a bar area, pokies room, formal dining area and a function room upstairs. Tonight,…

Crema on Jetty

Forget what you’ve previously heard about this place. Crema has recently changed hands and now has a new part owner and head chef, Leslie. Leslie is an Escoffier accredited chef, who has won numerous awards and titles, and has been a chef for the last 29 years. The focus at this place is to provide…

Assaggio Ristorante

Assaggio is my new favourite Italian restaurant in Adelaide. It’s just simply amazing! I can understand why this restaurant was voted the best Italian restaurant in 2012 and I’m mystified that I haven’t been here before. Located on King William Road, this small to medium restaurant offers your classic Italian dishes and seats around 40-50…

Amalfi

Amalfi is so good that you shouldn’t even bother trying to come here without a booking. The dining area is efficiently used at this place. For what could be described as cosy, they’ve tried to cram in as many tables and seats into the restaurant as possible. The atmosphere is vibrant with waiters hustling past…

Piatto

There are so many choices for Italian food down Rundle Street. On this particular occasion, a group of us came in without a booking and they were more than happy to accommodate. The decor here is modern and chic, and the menu selection is extensive with lots to choose from. When we ordered drinks, one of…

Birdies at The Tap Inn

The Tap Inn is a themed pub that was created by the same people that opened the Bombay Bicycle Club. Within the maze of rooms, is a double storey golf driving range, a bunker beer garden, swing chairs, several bars and a restaurant. On this occasion, a group of us dined at Birdies, which is…

The Strand

Located on the busy Jetty Road business strip, The Strand offers all your traditional Italian favourites. The restaurant is modernly decorated and the staff were warm and inviting. The service here was exceptional. We had very attentive waiter who would constantly refill our water bottles and was always available when needed. Today, I ordered the…

Fasta Pasta – North Adelaide

I’ve been going to Fasta Pasta for years, albeit at various locations around Adelaide. The meals are quick, cheap and casual. The current promotion at the moment is their $7 lunches, which almost makes them irresistible. Today, I ordered the Ravioli Montavana, which is basically mushroom added to bolognese sauce. The ravioli was cooked well….

La Trattoria

I find it annoying that most restaurants close their kitchens by about 9pm. La Trattoria is one of the few restaurants in Adelaide that buck this trend. Located on King William Street, this restaurant offers all your traditional Italian favourites. This family run business has staff that are warm and inviting. The service here is…