19 July 2018

Lucio Pizzeria, Zetland (16 July 2018)

Shop 34, 2-4 Defries Avenue, Zetland NSW 2017

Mondays are for Pizza & Wine

The last time I visited Lucio Pizzeria was just over 9 years ago at the Darlinghurst restaurant. Great to see they're still going strong and have expanded. A lazy dinner outing with the kids is good timing with the $25 Pizza & Wine Monday deal which pretty much means we get a glass of wine for free #winning. Orange and apple juice ($4.50) for the young kids served in takeaway cups to guard against clumsy spills. We enjoyed our Salumi - tomato, mozzarella, mild salami, ham, sausage ($25) and Capricciosa - tomato, mozzarella, mushroom, ham, artichoke, olives ($24) both with a lovely light base with bubbly edges. Tasty toppings with rustic presentation. I would have preferred a more spicy salami on the salumi pizza but the mild salami kept it suitable for the kids. For some extra chilli kick be sure to ask for a bottle of chilli oil although I reckon they could take it up a notch of what I tried. Happy choices were made for the wine of Merlot DOC Friuli Grave 2016 ($10) and Montepulciano D'Abruzzo DOC Costantini Line 2011 ($11). The yummy Nutella Pizza ($14) was brought out with compliments of Chef Lucio. Not quite sure how he knew I was there as he wasn't in the kitchen that night but perhaps he was checking the Dimmi bookings — sneaky. The extra calories went down well for dessert which I thought we were going to avoid that night hehe.

Lucio Pizzeria Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

17 July 2018

Barista & Cook, Waterloo (16 July 2018)

834 Bourke Street, Waterloo NSW 2017

Cafe life in Waterloo

Good to see this cafe is using one of my favourite coffees, Gypsy Espresso. Cappuccino ($4) had nice flavour as hoped although was quite minimal on the froth factor and no coffee art to be seen as noticed on their instagram feed. Love the fitout and decor. Nice high ceiling and plenty of seating. Menu pushes over the $20 mark for quite a few dishes. Service was friendly.

Barista & Cook Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

16 July 2018

Sweet Belem Cake Boutique, Petersham (14 July 2018)

35B New Canterbury Rd, Petersham NSW 2049

Cake life in Petersham

The legendary Portuguese Tarts are all sold out on this sugar hit visit but enjoyed my strong flavoured Cappuccino ($3.50) using Seven Miles 'Firenze' coffee, Custard Doughnut ($4.50) and Salted Caramel Tart ($6). Seating can be crowded and noisy when busy and there's plenty of temptations but best to arrive early for the full selection including those tarts. Service seemed younger and friendlier than a recall from my last visit a few years ago. Parking in the area can be a challenge especially on weekends.

Sweet Belem Cake Boutique Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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