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TEMPLO, Hobart



Templo is Spanish for temple and this Hobart restaurant is designed to be a relaxing destination for people to gather and share good food and good times. It’s an intimate little place in Patrick Street, seating up to around 20. There are a few smaller tables at the front window and one larger table, but the three Read more

TOP 100 QUEST: TIPO 00, Melbourne



And here’s my first Top 100 review from the newly released Gourmet Traveller 2017 list.  Tipo 00. People usually look at me blankly when I mention the name, but Tipo means ‘type’ and Tipo 00 is a type of soft, fine Italian flour used to make pasta. Quite a fitting name for a self-proclaimed pasta bar.  I’d read about this place and had heard really good things from my Melbourne Read more

TOP 100 QUEST: ACME, Sydney


When I was growing up my dad used to cook stir-fried spaghetti – Chinese ingredients, substituting spaghetti for Asian noodles. It made perfect sense to me. I think this is where I grew to love the texture and slipperiness of spaghetti and for me, it’s still a big comfort food – I could literally eat a bucketful. Speaking with people over the years, I came to learn Read more


So I had to get to this new place in Adelaide, Osteria Oggi, and was having trouble getting there during the week. I was pleased to find out they’re open for lunch on Saturdays – I love weekend lunching! You’ll find Oggi on Pirie Street, close to Gawler Place. It’s brought to us by Simon Kardachi of Press/Bread and Bone/Proof fame (to name just three) – and Read more


Seafood dumplings - prawn, fish, coriander and chives with a soy chilli sauce


Giallo, which means ‘yellow’ in Italian, is a small restaurant/wine bar tucked away at far-east Rundle Street in Kent Town. It’s been open for three years now but there are still a lot of people who don’t know it’s there. Even though it’s right there on Rundle Street, it doesn’t really stand out so it’s easy to drive right past it, even if you’re looking for it! It’s a relatively small place with some indoor seating Read more


Spaghetti Marinara


There’s nothing flash or trendy about this place… in fact the décor is old fashioned and a little bit daggy – but maybe that adds to the whole La Tombola charm. La Tombola Italian Restaurant in Parkside has been around for over ten years and touts modern Italian food.

You’ll be heartily greeted by owner and host Tony De Leso – he and his friendly staff make for a welcoming and warm atmosphere – the sort of place you just want Read more



Some eateries have that magic formula, and it’s obvious that European Café on the Parade, Norwood has it.  36 years in business is evidence enough! This casual, busy café has maintained its popularity by continuing to serve delicious, hearty home-style Italian food with lashings of old fashioned Italian hospitality.  I’ve been there a number of times over the Read more

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