The Break Out River Lamb rump was served with Dijon mustard, baby vegetables, pea oil, edible flowers. Such vibrant greens and the lamb was beautiful too.Read More
The Morning Waffle was a fresh house-made oregano waffle served with avocado, green mix, scrambled eggs, tomato, paprika and balsamic dressing.Read More
Starting our visit with some tasty oysters was lovely. Having two varieties - smokey soy and natural - is even better. These were both great.Read More
The lovely Cauliflower and Beetroot Salad had spiced cauliflower, baby beets, germinated mung beans and roasted Dutch carrots in a tart lemon olive oil dressing.Read More
The Breakfast Carbonara is bacon and eggs with a twist. This dish had spaghetti, crispy pancetta, pork sausage, poached egg. Very flavoursome!Read More
The Green Frenchy was a delicious mountain of Matcha French toast, sprinkled with berries and then painted with swirls of red velvet mascarpone.Read More
The Pollantro pizza had chicken, cherry tomatoes, red onion, rocket and chilli. The base of the pizza was thin and crispy and the flavours worked so well together.Read More
The homemade pasta came in wide ribbons. Served with shellfish and seaweed it provided a perfect pairing - pasta and seafood.Read More
The Pane had prawns, calamari, scallops, mussels, salmon caviar and pasta in cream sauce in a round roll. Seriously, such a great dish.Read More
The fruit salad comes with sides of Byron Bay Brookfarm muesli and vanilla yoghurt, but we added an extra of honey. This really was such an impressive meal.Read More
The spaghetti aglio e olio was an olive oil based dish with extra virgin olive oil, garlic and parsley. Adding a gernerous serving of prawns completed the dish.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.