Shop 461, Level 2, Harbourside Shopping Centre
10 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour NSW 2000
Longest Pizza in Sydney?
So before you get the wrong impression I did actually share this beast — only because I had to though :-). It seems Hurricanes at Darling Harbour has some competition for the ribs, big salads and carnivore market although I still preferred the pork ribs at Hurricanes. The pizza was good and shared between 8 people. We intended to have this as an entree starter but soon realised we could have happily sat on this with perhaps some salads and dessert for the whole dinner — I'll know for next time. I reckon if you had 8 people go for the 1 metre pizza which can combine 3 different toppings and then check out the Dessert Platter which includes 11 desserts for $65.90, yeah come to mamma!
The entree sized pasta dishes are huge and I think 2 people could possibly share one with a salad which are also large yet priced accordingly. Service is very quick and efficient except when four of the waiters got a little distracted chatting up six young lady diners next to us — guys will be guys :-) The kitchen was pumping out the food and if you're lucky enough to sit out on the balcony you'll get a nice few of Darling Harbour. It seems to be a very popular place for birthdays which we were there for too — while dining there were at least 6 other happy birthday cheers around the large dining area when the dessert cake came out.
Other visits to Criniti's:
PROS: Efficient service, large portions, tasty food
CONS: Popular, Noisy, Can be expensive if you over order
MUST TRY: Pizza, Mediterranean salad, Quick-Eze for over eating
• 15 Jan 2010 - 1 metre pizza, BBQ Ribs, Salad, Nutella pizza
• 15 Sept 2009 - Seafood Spiedino, Calamari fritti
1 metre wood fired pizza – Suprema: ham, cabanossi, capsicum, mushrooms, olives, pepperoni & onion $25.90; Napoletana: anchovies, mozzarella cheese, olives & basil $24.90; Cosimo: bocconcini cheese, eggplant, prosciutto, basil & a touch of virgin oil $25.90
1 metre pizza finished
1kg BBQ pork ribs with homemade BBQ sauce $36.90
All ribs eaten — but skipped the fries — I prefer them crispy and kept on the side.
Frank Sinatra: Vongole, scallops and mussel with napoletana sauce $24.90 small
Mediterranean salad: Cos lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, fetta cheese, olives, cucumber and capsicum w balsamic vinegar $16.90
Salmoriglio: Char-grilled eye fillet 350 grams and marinated with virgin oil, garlic, origano, parsley & lemon $34.90
Gamberetti all'aglio with italian bread: Woodfired sizzling garlic prawns, napoletana sauce & virgin oil, chilli optional $29.90 large
Chicken caesar salad-Cos lettuce, bacon, croutons & parmesan cheese w marinated, char-grilled chicken strips, anchovies optional $22.90
Dessert platter: tiramisù, crème caramel, chocolate mudcake, stickydate pudding, crème brûlée, ricotta cake, panna cotta, crespelle, profiteroles, chocolate mousse, banana split w whipped cream & gelato $65.90 — maybe next time :-)
Nutella pizza: Traditional italian dessert, woodfired pizza with nutella & icing sugar $17.90