271-279 Elizabeth St
Sydney CBD

We were in the city one night and seeking a nice Italian restaurant for a simple meal. We also wanted to try somewhere new too - or new to us at least.

We did a bit of simple research and spotted Mazzaro. An added bonus was that it wasn't far away from where we were either. Win win.

We weren't after a bit meal and decided to only have main courses - and perhaps dessert afterwards if we still had the urge. However, we spotted the tomato and basil bruschetta on the menu and decided to share a serving. It's such a simple starter, and done well it commenced a dining experience so nicely. This was done very well - and we loved it. It was simple, fresh, tasty and a good sized serving. We were glad we shared. A glass of red each and we were off to a great start for the night!

Unusually, we both decided to have pasta dishes for our main courses. This doesn't happen that often - must have been the weather. Sir had the saffron angel hair pasta that came with prawns, smoked salmon, spinach and a bit of chilli. He added extra chilli and loved it. It was a simple combination of good ingredients done very well - the hallmarks of a really good dish. Mlady had the seafood ravioli served with scallops, basil and a cream brandy sauce. It looked, smelled and tasted delicious. The sauce was rich but not overpowering or too heavy.

Dessert was a debate as there were several good choices and we had again decided to share, courtesy of still being a bit full from a late lunch.

As is often the case at Italian restaurants, we headed straight for the tiramisu. This was a real winner, as evidenced by Mlady eating most of it!
The layers of moist savoiardi biscuit interspersed with the mascarpone were deliciously light and tasty.

We were impressed with Mazzaro. They've been around quite a while and this was only our first visit. It's a place we could easily and willingly go back to for a course or two or even a full end to end dining experience.

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