Tucked away on the east end of the city is this little gem serving fantastic gourmet wood over pizzas. I’ve been constantly hearing great things about this place and after perusing through their menu online and literally drooling over their pizzas, most notably their sausage, green apple and rocket salad pizza, I knew a visit was due; much sooner rather than later!
The shop front is unassuming and if you’re eyes aren’t peeled, you’ll more than likely walk by without a second glance. Look for the glow of green emitting from the fridge and the artwork of a bull on their back wall with a few lit lightbulbs! Do take note that bookings can only be made with 6 or more people, so best to get yourself there early to secure yourself a spot!
Having perused the menu once or twice beforehand, I had an idea of what I wanted to order. Now the tricky part, getting the rest to agree with me! Luckily enough, we were more or less on the same page with what to order; keeping in mind that we wanted room for dessert!
And to go along with our food, the friendly waitstaff suggested a bottle of red, the Bulichella Rubino. Fantastic suggestion! *thumbs up*
Prawn: provolone, black truffle, prawn, rocket; $19.90
Cottechino: fried cottechino sausage with green apple and rocket salad; $19.90
Polenta: terracotta baked polenta with braised lamb shank and chimichuri; $17.90
Fresh and straight out of the wood oven, our pizzas and polenta dish arrive! The pizza base is fresh, thin and crispy. The toppings were fresh, plentiful and lively in colour and flavour but not so much as to overwhelm the base. The prawn pizza was a hit albeit a bist salty (for me at least), the prawns were plump and juicy, the melted cheese clinging onto each topping ensuring you don’t miss out on anything with each bite and the fresh rocket provided a welcomed crunch with a slight peppery taste.
How about the cottechino pizza that I was drooling over? It was pretty damn good and a favourite amongst us all. The fried cottechino sausage (as we all know anything fried is pretty much going to be yummy), paired with fresh green apple batons and a rocket salad was a delight! The sweetness and crunch from the apples cut through the saltiness from the cottechino sausage with the rocket salad topping rounding off each mouthful nicely. I seriously can’t wait to head back there and order this pizza again. So. Good.
Oh and their polenta: A-MA-ZING. The braised lamb shank- oh so tender doused in chimichuri and sitting on a bed of smooth velvet creamy polenta. Why so good?
We finished our meals off with 2 servings of apple crumble to share; they came fresh out of the wood oven with a thin layer of crumble on top with a side of cream. I held off on the cream and dug in. The crumble is how you would expect your crumble to be: crumbly, sweet and crunchy however I found the apple themselves to be overly sweet and struggled to finish my share.
Overall, the food was delicious, the service: top notch with super friendly waitstaff and the atmosphere was cozy and inviting (maybe a bit too dark – only cause it’s difficult to take photos in dim lighting! ).
So a note to my friends, pizza date soon perhaps?!
30 East Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8359 2272
7 days 5:00pm-late