Adelaide Eats: Assaggio Ristorante

I seem to be always one week late in my entries. Very very inefficient of me. -Shakes head- but do cut me some slack because I had a bad week with my joints with multiple flare ups and paws for hands and legs. But enough of that, let’s move on to more elegant talk such as fine dining :)

Fiori di zucca con spuma di spinaci, Gorgonzola e pinoli $19
Flowering zucchini blossoms filled with baby spinach, gorgonzola & pine nut ricotta mousse

Calamari alla griglia con rucola $18
Char grilled squid with rocket salad & warm morton bay bug dressing

Vitello tonnato, Freddo con salsa di tonno e capperi $18
Roasted slices of cleland mountain veal with a blue fin tuna & caper sauce

Filetto di salmone con asparagi, spinaci e piselli $31
Grilled loin of atlantic salmon with asparagus wrapped in speck with spinach, pine nut & pea pesto

Tortiglioni al brasato di ragu di salsicce e lambrusco $27
Straight edge short tube pasta with ragú of pork, fennel & chilli, sausage & perisian lentils slow cooked in lambrusco wine



Chitarre allo Zarrerano E Polpa di granchio $30

Saffron ‘guitar string’ pasta with South Australian blue swimmer crab and a roasted tomato & shellfish sauce

Orecchiette al pesto di broccolini $28
Ear shaped pasta with pesto of tender broccolini, black olives, garlic, chilli, shaved pecorino & extra virgin olive oil

Risotto ai frutti di mare $30
Vialone rice from verona wi th pan-fried gulf prawns, slipper lobster, scallops & flathead moistened wi th a tomato & shellfish stock

Linguine alla pescatora $30
Thin flat pasta ‘little tongues’ of south australian shellfish, crustaceans, white fish, garlic, chilli & extra virgin olive oil

Cakeage here was $3.50 pp..but I guess for 2 cakes that were not very easy to cut, it was kinda worth it? And they arranged our slices really prettily on the plates as well :) Points for effort and service. LOL!

Assaggio is definitely one of the higher end restaurants with mains costing between mid $20s to $30s and for poor students like us, places like these are reserved for very special occasions and birthdays. And it was a special friend’s 22nd that brought us here this time :) Food did not take very long to be served even though our group was really big and the restaurant was full.. service was good and the taste wasnt that fantastic but definitely an experience. I may come back again to try their dessert menu which did sound and look good because the other tables did order a few desserts and the ones that they did order, looked pretty mouth-watering. But to come back again for dinner, perhaps not anytime soon…

92-94 King William St
Hyde Park, 5061
(08) 8272 4748
www.assaggio.com.au

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Adelaide, Australia

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