Pinocchio Ristorante

We were wondering where we could eat just before the movies at the Mitcham cinema.  We wanted to grab something quick to eat.  There are plenty of restaurants on Unley Road.  We have been wanting to dry Pinocchio for a long time.  We didn't require a booking and took the last table that was free for the night.  It was full of friendly Italians, all the waiters and waitresses spoke Italian.  For a moment, we though we were in Italy again.

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There was a great range of food to choose from, but we wanted something quick so decided to order a couple of the pastas.  As we were waiting for our food, we ordered a couple of wines from Italy.  I know that a white wine probably is better with pasta, but I am a big fan of my reds.  Lucky I did, as the wine tasted great, but if compared to the wines in Italy, then they are relatively expensive.  The olives were exquiste, absolutely loved them, matched well with our wines.

 

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Fresh homemade pasta!

The pasta came to our table, and they were so fresh, you could tell that the pasta was handmade.  Pappardelle Al Pomodoro had tomatoes, garlic and basil.  The freshness of the tomatoes was the highlight of the dish, together with the egg ribbon pasta, it was devine. 

I am always a big fan of a seafood marinara for pasta, and Tagliolini Al Granchio was very close.  It was tagliolini with blue swimmer crab meat, cherry tomatoes with a touch of chilli.  It was supposed to be finished in a crustacean broth and white wine.  The pasta was beautiful, however there was not much sauce on my pasta.  I would have liked to see more broth in my pasta.  

I would like to go back and try more from their menu, everything was so fresh and it was a pleasant experience. 

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