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The chef Salvatore Burgo, inspired by his own country with its age-old cooking traditions and a great palette of recipes from various regions, recreates classical Italian cuisine – traditional chef’s cacciucco (fish stew), ossobuco Milanese, classic Panzanella salad, chestnut and porcini crusted lamb rack with garlic, spicy octopus with carrot puree and many more. It’s impossible to resist trying local pastas with sauces invented by the chef. The dishes, well-known but intriguing at the same time, which Mr Burgo makes from local seasonal foodstuffs acquire a new taste thanks to his wonderful artistic vision and Michelin star restaurant experience. Even traditional pizza gets its peculiar taste and name here – take pizza with parma ham, rucola and parmesan or spicy pizza Fra Diavolo. Desserts are truly worth treating oneself with – be it hot chocolate tortino with vanilla ice cream or mille-feuille with Chantilly cream and wild berries. The signature dessert from the chef will be prepared and served right on the table – that is a chocolate cup to be filled with panna cotta in cream and decorated with vanilla sauce, berries and cookie crumbs. The wine list represents all corners of Italy as well as other European and Australian wines.
The guests are welcome in three elegant halls which names once again refer to the magnificence and beauty of Italian art – “Rome” Hall in white, “Florence” in beige and green colours and the warm and sunny “Venice” which is preferred by younger visitors.
There’s a special menu, colouring books and puzzles for kids, and a children show at weekends. Regular customers get club and discount cards. Discounts are also offered for birthday parties.
The Italian is a great place to relax after work, enjoy time with family, colleagues or friends as it is not only the taste of excellent food the guests take delight in here but also the sunny Mediterranean mood the whole atmosphere creates.