Appetito Pizza Pasta Bar Review:
We were walking down Circular Quay when one of our close friends saw us. He is responsible for overseeing a dramatic change in Appetito, a restaurant in an iconic building at The Rocks. They revamped their menu and hired a new chef, Luigi – not to be confused with that fictional plumber. I had the pleasure of trying it out for the first time (although I still need to fully pay for it ^_^).
As the name suggested, their menu is predominantly pasta and pizza. They also have a few main courses and weekly specials.
Pane All’Aglio – $8 – Garlic butter sourdough bread baked in house daily
You might want to skip this if you are eating the pizza as it’s the same in-house-made dough. If you don’t, then I would suggest you to order it. It is one of the better garlic bread I have ever tasted. It was crunchy and fluffy at the same time!
Risotto Pescatora – $34 – Calamari, prawns, mussels, clams, in a light tomato sauce
They cooked their risotto al dente, as any proper Italian restaurant would. They also gave a generous serving of seafood on the plate.
Scaloppine Ai Funghi – $34 – With a selection of truffle and field mushrooms & smashed potatoes
Thinly-sliced veal with mushroom sauce is probably one of the more common dishes in Italian restaurants or pubs in Australia. At first glance, this dish looked just like another one of those. Things got astronomically exciting when you actually tasted the sauce. The depth of flavour was amazing!
Asparagus Gratin – $13 – Lightly browned with melted cheese
When I saw the ‘melted cheese’ description, I was imagining something like potatoes sprinkled with raclette. I don’t think the cheese was melted at all on this occasion.
Spaghetti Bolognese – $15 – Kids menu
One of the simplest way to judge a kids menu for us is whether or not the little one want to share it with us. All I can say is he would not even let us touch it!
Cocktail of the Week – The Pink Lychee – $17.00 – Vodka, Lychee Liquor, Cranberry Juice, Lemon Juice & Sugar
I. Absolutely. Love. It.
There is really nothing more to say about this drink.
The final verdict for Appetito Pizza Pasta Bar
The revamped menu from the new chef at Appetito hit the spot for us. I really love the scaloppine. I would definitely come back for it. Also, I would want to try their pizza and compare them with the more established pizza joints in Sydney.
Did you know?
Appetito have a bar above the restaurant (or on the street level to George Street). They also have a few stylised function rooms.
Rating for Appetito Pizza Pasta Bar:
8.0 / 10
Taste: 8.5 / 10
Price: $150 for two plus one
Place: 8.0 / 10
100 George Street, The Rocks 2000
+61 2 9247 1920