Category Archives: Italian

Favoloso, Bronte

Whilst walking around the Bronte area, we stumbled upon the Sicilian inspired cafe/deli combo called Favoloso at the crossroads of an intersection. We needed some sustenance before attempting the coastal walk from Bronte to Bondi via Tamarama, so we found ourselves a table inside. In the past, suburban cafe/delis seemed to exist due to convenience, being an all-in-one spot to pick up some groceries and grab a coffee or sandwich. Favoloso is a modern incarnation of this concept – it feels much more like a cafe with a deli conveniently tacked on, rather than the other way around, thanks to their chic red interior and Italian framed posters on the wall in the dining area.

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Vapiano, Town Hall

We’re already fans of Vapiano’s fresh concept of making Italian dishes to order in front of you in a casual dining setting, so when we heard that they were doing some spring specials, we dropped in to see what would be on offer in the warmer months as Sydneysiders come out of hibernation. Tonight we’re trying a whole range of dishes (not just their pizza and pasta) compared to the last time we visited, which is very exciting. And what’s more exciting is that we’re running a competition to give you a chance to dine at Vapiano too! Keep reading for more details…

First up is a Classic Pumpkin Soup which is fairly smooth, but with a decently thick consistency. It’s served with some tasty garlic croutons, parmesan and basil, priming our appetites for more Italian goodness.

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Pizza Autentico, Surry Hills

Unlimited pizza and pasta at dinner for $20 sounds too good to be true, but it is the modus operandi at the hidden Pizza Autentico just off Oxford Street in Surry Hills (even cheaper at lunch apparently – $15!).  The only catches are that you need to down it all within 90 minutes and also it is at the chef’s discretion which pizzas and pastas will be served.

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Gasolina Espresso and Kitchen, Ramsgate

The team behind one of our favourite cafes Vesbar in Marrickville has moved on with a new venture in the beachy suburb of Ramsgate. We’re glad to see that some of their signature dishes, drinks and even decor have been brought over in the move – one obvious example is the graffiti wall inside the cafe with “Gasolina” emblazoned all over it in spray paint.

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Cre8 Pasta and Tapas Bar, World Square

Gourmet pasta at a restaurant for under $15 in Sydney sounds like a fanciful notion – but the newly launched Cre8 Pasta and Tapas Bar on the lower ground floor of World Square has made it a reality, allowing its customers to select from their 10 pasta type options (including 4 different types of ravioli) and pair the pasta with a sauce of their choice.

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