eating out: beccofino

Back in the day, I used to date an Italian who was passionate about good food, with the benchmark obviously being his Nonna’s secret recipes. As a result, I’m also now quite particular about my Italian food so I went to Beccofino last night, I hoped it would live up to my standards.

The five of us arrived around 8pm to find the restaurant packed out – even the bar had no seats left. We were advised that it wouldn’t be more than about a 40 minute wait so we headed across the street for a few drinks until we got the call that our table was ready.

Was it worth the wait? Undoubtedly. We started with a margherita pizza to share and it was one of the best pizzas I’ve had in a long time – perfect crust, flavoursome sauce, not too much cheese and topped with fresh basil.

My main was equally delectable – I chose the Orecchiette ai Carciofi (ear shaped pasta with artichoke hearts, garlic, chilli, parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs). In fact, it was so tasty that I forgot to take note of what my companions were eating – though admittedly the bottles of Bress Pinot Noir, which went down a little too easily, may have assisted with that.

Taking the wine out of the equation, it was a pretty reasonable night out with food averaging $25 each including the pizza to start. This might just be my new favourite local joint (and it’s even better than Nonna’s).

Beccofino on UrbanspoonWhere to find it: 10 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe
Where to find it online: beccofino.com.au

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