Alfonso’s Continental, Adelaide

alfonso's continental

Such a feast filled weekend! Woke up early on Sunday and headed out to Alfonso’s on Hutt Street with J. As I was still recovering from the food coma from the previous nights indulgence of steak and chocolate, my plan of action was to opt for something light and ‘small’.

alfonso's continental
Pot for 2 lemongrass tea; $4.90
Arancini rice balls
Linguine bolognese – prime beef mince in a rich napoletana sauce, made the traditional alfonso way.
Yiro Saltimbocca: open toasted sub – lamb, tomato, onion, tzatiki sauce, cos lettuce; $9.90

Small, it was not. It was huge (I ordered the yiros sub)! No complaints, but I barely got through half of it as my stomach refused to accommodate anymore food.

The lemongrass tea was soothing, refreshing and super fragrant. Perfect start to a cold wet morning.

The arancini balls were not so ball-like? It was a lot bigger than what we both expected and unfortunately for us, we barely made a dent in this dish. Got through one ‘cone’ and poked and prodded at the rest. Fluffy creamy innards with a fried crust on the outside teamed up with a bang of flavours from the tomato sauce. Nice dish but slightly too heavy so early in the AM for me.

J cleaned the pasta up, *thumbs up; whilst I chowed my way through through the sub by knocking over the tower and butchering it to pieces with the cutlery on hand. The lamb was super super salty, hence there was the thick slide of bread to cut through it. Didn’t help me much as I was picking at the toppings on its own. >.<

Will try to come back another time, and when I do, it’s with an empty growling stomach!

Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Value: 4/5
Ambience: 3/5


Alfonso’s Continental
202 Hutt Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8223 1547

Opening hours
Mon–Sun 7.30am–12am

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