Parma; $16.00, penne con salsicce; $15.00 (entree size) and brindisina risotto; $24.00
Dined at Assaggio Cafe in the northern burbs of Campbelltown. Our starter, the parma: a light flattened, crisp, crunchy pizza base with prosciutto, rocket, olive tapenade, parmesan and balsamic glaze was yummyyyyy. Lots of sharp flavours from the prosciutto and olive tapenade with the parmesan and pizza base adding some relief. I had my share of the parma however I left the crusts behind to save some stomach space for my pasta which I had a feeling I wasn’t going to finish! >.< I ordered the penne con salsicce: a short tube pasta with a ragu of pork, fennel and chilli sausage and lentils, slow cooked in tomatoes and herbs with lambrusco wine. So, so good with so much flavour. The dish had more sausage than pasta! The stranger’s brindisina risotto of pan fried tiger prawns with mushrooms, celery, carrot, shallots, in a light tomato cream and roasted shellfish stock wasn’t as flavourful as our other meals. Once the stranger tried a few bites from my dish there was no way that he was going back to his. It just wasn’t the same! Luckily for the both of us, my appetite wasn’t quite there for the night and I happily swapped plates.
Great food, efficient service and a huge selection of dishes from their extensive menu. Their dessert fridge near the front counter also looked a-ma-zinggggg but we both resisted and saved some calories for the evening.
84 Newton Road
Campbelltown SA 5074
7 days 11.30am-12am