Italian

The Messy Tomato

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There is a lot to be said for warmth and generosity of spirit. It kind of seems like a somewhat needless thing to point out, but genuine passion for making customers feel welcome and genuinely valued is not something that you see everywhere. At The Messy Tomato though, this is all just part of the service. I know we have ...

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Lot 100 – Hay Valley

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Lot 100 has come of age and is filling into its ample shoes, providing the near perfect location to enjoy some of the best produce the hills has to offer. When I first visited Lot 100 however, it was the day after it had opened and I have to say – it left me a little puzzled and unconvinced. It ...

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400 Gradi

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Leaving the freshly (pre) opened Norwood restaurant, my wife and I both said essentially the same thing. Actually, I should clarify there, as I was actually saying things like “Oh my god, it hurts”, “Perhaps that extra piece of pizza wasn’t the best idea” and “I am never eating again”. You know how it goes – we have all been ...

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Highway Hotel – New Summer Menu

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Changing perceptions can be hard work. Once an idea is entrenched – be it right or wrong – it can take an awful lot to dislodge. I make this point because it seems, despite years of redevelopment and reinvention, The Highway may be suffering – entirely unfairly – from an element of this. But first…. I was recently treated to ...

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The Noble Gentleman

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The Noble Gentleman is a small bar-style venue that will essentially be the CBD’s cellar door. Having reached out to South Australian wineries without a cellar door, the aim is to give them a space to be able to connect with customers in a CBD location. Any gaps in their schedule will be filled with wines from France, Italy and ...

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Goodlife Pizza – Glenelg

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I remember back in the day – which is a rather vague period of time I know – but goodlife Pizza was essentially THE location for gourmet pizza. Positioning themselves as organic and charging a premium price, they really set themselves aside from the crowd. Since that time of course, many have followed in this path with woodfired gourmet pizza ...

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Carmine & Co 50th birthday bash!

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I think I want to be adopted into an Italian family. It’s not the first time I have thought this either, but it was just reinforced having walked away from the 50th birthday celebration at Port Pizza Bar (aka Carmine and Co). 50 years is a long time for a restaurant to exist, and to not just survive but thrive ...

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Farina 00 Pasta and Wine – Pizza Menu Launch

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Pizza is like lingerie in – stay with me here – at least two ways. Firstly, simplicity is always better. All the bows and sparkly hearts and excessive lace and…fluffy bits…. Not actually making things better. Sorry guys, it just isn’t. Secondly, neither are meant to be actually visible for long periods of time. If you can still….ummm…see your pizza ...

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The Holdy – Lets Get Nauti!

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Whats a pirates favourite letter? Just as a digression for a moment, its funny how whenever you think about sea/water/sailing/boating puns or jokes, pirates always seem to get in the mix. This could just be me though….

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The Food Truck Movement

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If you like good food, good drinks, in a relaxed and chilled outdoor venue that caters well for children, including DJ’s and live music – then you need look no further than the Food Truck Movement.

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