The chilli salt crispy school prawns was a generous plate of small golden prawns and a nice aioli for dipping and the obligatory lemon wedge.Read More
Borruso’s Pizza and Pasta
1/59-65 Strathallen Ave
Our love of Italian food saw us venture to Borruso’s in Northbridge on Sydney’s northside. To be fair, the name Borruso’s was already familiar to us, having dined at their Crows Nest restaurant twice last year.
This is their original venue which clearly must have done well to lead to a second place. It’s a restaurant of two sides with the pizza oven and prep area in the middle. This way you can watch all the action taking place from anywhere.
We started with a garlic and herb focaccia to share. What a beauty it was too - freshly made and hot out of the oven. It was soft and tasty and a decent size too but we still quickly devoured it.
Then it was on to mains. Despite this being a pizza and pasta venue we both went for pasta on this occasion. It was one of those nights! Mlady chose a traditional spaghetti bolognese. It was a tasty one too, made from beef with a herbed tomato sauce. It was just what she had wanted.
Sir headed to the seafood and chose a fettuccine marinara. It had a napoletana, garlic and white wine sauce packed with shelled prawns, shrimps, mussel meat and baby clams. They don’t skimp on the good stuff here either so it had plenty of seafood. He certainly enjoyed this one too.
We decided to be restrained on this rare occasion and so we didn’t have dessert. That said, the choices almost changed our minds - they did look good.
A bottle of Italian Chianti was a perfect accompaniment to this tasty Italian meal.
Borruso's Northbridge is a homely place that has a nice relaxed feel to it. You just know you’ll be looked after and get a good meal here. We did. It’s a place to relax, unwind and just enjoy a good feed.
The “Simon Says” was made from chicken breast, avocado, crispy bacon, salad, relish and herbed mayo. This combination was a winner.Read More
The delicious nutella crepe was a large round crepe spread out flat on a plate and slathered with a thick rich and generous spiral of nutella.Read More
The charcuterie board had a selection of tasty meats and cheeses - along with olives, fig paste, walnuts and plenty of crackers and toasted bread.Read More
The curry puffs had mixed vegetables cooked with fragrant curry powder all in puff pastry and served with sweet chilli sauce.Read More
The Goats Brekkie was toast dazzled with extra virgin oil, scrambled eggs with goats cheese, shallots and tomato chutney. It was a substantial tasty serving.Read More
The food at Reccolab is delicious. They also now have aperitivo here too so ithere are even more reasons to visit this lovely Italian oasis.Read More
The classic cheese tart was very light - not the heavier baked New York style. It was a light flaky pastry and a delicate dessert that tasted good.Read More
The lovely Halloumi Stack had sautéed baby spinach, portobello mushrooms, a pile of halloumi and poached eggs all on toasted soy linseed sourdough.Read More
The waffle burger was a mountain of vanilla bean gelato, fresh strawberries and bananas, and oozy Nutella sandwiched between two perfect waffles.Read More
The Prawn Pad Thai had rice noodles, egg and homemade sauce all topped with a pile of prawns, bean sprouts, lemon, crushed peanuts and chilli.Read More