Located between the quiet residential area of Pyrmont, Made in Italy is a not so quiet restaurant that is busy and bustling with people flocking in for its authentic Italian food.
The menu has definitely grabbed my attention. It has pictures of the owner's son on the front and back side of the menu and you can just tell from the menu that the owner is quite a family man.
Adorable Menu :3
Apart from the menu, the restaurant also have a lot of blackboard specials. The waiter was very helpful and didn't mind explaining each of them and was also telling us how it's made and where the ingredients were from.
Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2009
The owner Sergio complimented us with a bottle of Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2009 which was very nice of him ^-^
Black Mussels with Tomato, Garlic and Chili $20
The mussels was cooked perfectly and we ended up scraping to the bottom of the bowl with the bread to soak up all of the left over sauce.
Snapper in Crazy Water $25
Crazy water?! I had no idea what it was until today. In reality, it is no where near as crazy as the name. To my understanding, it is reduced pasta cooking water with cherry tomato juice. Nevermind how it was made, the fish was just absolutely wonderful. The skin was crisp, inside was juicy and the seasoning was full of flavour. I would order it again if it is still on the blackboard the next time I visit.
Spaghetti Vongole with Broccoli $26
An Italian classic dish with vongole (clams) and broccoli. The spirit of this dish is to retain as much of the natural flavours of the clams and broccoli as possible. I strongly support this idea as I believe a good dish is when the ingredients has kept it's natural taste. This goes especially for seafood and this dish has done just that which makes it simple but very tasty.
Seared Tuna in Eggplant Compote $26
I can never go past seared tuna and decided that I'm going to order this dish as soon as I saw it. The dish was not as raw as I hoped it would be as the middle was more medium rare than seared but it was still quite nice. The eggplant has definitely made up for the tuna as it was just perfectly seasoned and cooked. It was so soft that it kind of just melted in my mouth.
Sergio's Tiramisu $12
A nice generous serve of tiramisu served in a pretty glass bowl. I found the tiramisu a little subtle in flavour. Personally I think it lacked the espresso taste but I think it would be great for non coffee drinking people.
Roman Chocolate Profiterols $12
This dessert was a little confusing for me as I imagined profiterols to be little balls of choux pastry but instead it came in a glass. It seemed that only the choux paste was brought out but hey! I'm not really complaining about it since it tastes great anyway. From memory, the texture was somewhere between a chocolate pasty cream and chocolate mousse.
Sergio's homemade Limoncello! Oh boy it was good. Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur served chilled after dinner as a digestivo. The liqueur has a strong lemony flavour but sweet in taste and also without the lemon's bitterness. It was the first time I've tried it and was surprised at how it wasn't sour or bitter but sweet! It was another complimentary drink and thank you Sergio for sharing it!
Made in Italy
Location: G01/55 Miller Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 12pm - 2:30pm, Mon - Sun 5pm - 10:30pm
Phone: 02 9518 7555
100th Blog Post
Oh did I mention that this is also my 100th Blog Post? I've always wanted to spell something out from Alphaghetti and he is my chance!
I looked high and low for this and I finally found it at the Coles in Pyrmont. They didn't have it at Rhodes (they had numberghetti!) or at World Square :(
Anyway~ I was a bit worried that I wouldn't be able to find all of my letters in a tiny 220g tin of alphaghetti but I just made it!
I swirled my spoon in the alphaghetti trying to look for letters then picked them out carefully with my chopsticks and placing it on a plate. Soon, I found myself getting anxious because I couldn't find all the letters! So then I decided to eat the unwanted letters one by one so I could find it more easily.
A puddle of red orangy sauce is now flowing everywhere in the plate so I had to get a new plate...oh god. Now I kinda regret spelling such a long line. So after looking for letters, I arranged them neatly and cleaned off all the excess sauce with tissue paper.
So here it is!
Oh yeah! Success!
Sugarpuffi: Sugar's Sweet Blog 100th Post
People that look carefully enough will see that the letter 'G' on the word 'BLOG' is replaced with the letter 'C'. I just couldn't find any more Gs :(
Oh and the 'I' and '1' didn't exist in the tin so I chewed the letter 'H' to make 2 I and 1s hehe.