Monday, 19 November 2007

the italian

Picture this: Friday night, too tired to cook, starving, a week off pay day ... did I mention starving! After reading a Bondi local recommend this restaurant in one of the Sunday newspapers a few weeks back had to check out The Italian on O'Brien Street. I can't tell you the amount of times I've walked past this place and thought that next time I should eat there instead of the usual favourite, Sabbaba. Anyway, finally gave it a go on Friday night and it was delicious: good, old-fashioned home-style cooking. No fancy fusion attempts here. I had veal meatballs with spaghetti and D ate beef lasagne. Both hit the spot perfectly.

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Anonymous said...

tried that italian, way too overprised for very small portions. nothing really to brag about. I'm sticking to Sabbaba where the food is an all rounder (meat, veg, dips) and way way way much cheaper. i don't get how the italian charges that much for PASTA !!!

Natalie Walton said...

Anonymous, sorry to hear you didn't enjoy The Italian. I know the pasta is not cheap, cheap but it's homemade. You can taste the difference between that and packet varieties. The food is basic but well done - well, from the times I've been there. But I agree with you about Sabbaba. It's the best value for money place in Bondi, definitely.


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