eating out: arriva

I’m a little lonely at the moment while the boy is holidaying in Italy with his family and a little grumpy that work is too busy this month for me to join him there. So what did my parents decide to do to perk me up? Take me to an Italian restaurant. Seriously guys?

Fortunately I’m a fan of Arriva. It’s one of those local restaurants that doesn’t look that flash but is always full because the friendly service and tasty food.

On this occasion, I chose a tomato, garlic and chilli penne (from the “specials” menu that never seems to change), which had a tasty, homemade-style sauce that warmed me up from the inside. My mum enjoyed her usual risotto pescatore (she always gets the same thing and every time comments on how good it is) while my dad polished off a very tasty Vitello Pizzaiola (veal escallops panfried with napoletana, olives and capers, topped with bocconcini cheese).

It was good, hearty Italian food served with a smile – I may have still been grumpy about not being actually in Italy but at least I was able to enjoy a decent taste of it right here at home.

Arriva on UrbanspoonWhere to find it: 84 Merthyr Road, New Farm
Where to find it online: arrivarestaurant.com.au

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