Ciao. Please, sit down. I have a small confession to make. I am a massive fan of all things Italian. Cars, women, women, women and of course Italian food. Now although Italian women have always gotten me into trouble (oh the memories), I’m happy to say that Italian food has always put a smile on my face :)
So when I was invited to visit Made in Italy – located in the City fringe suburb of Pyrmont – I was very excited! My friends had told me about this restaurant, so my expectations were already quite high. Thankfully the restaurant didn’t let me down.
Even before you walk into the restaurant, you can clearly see the striking Vespa scooter and absolutely classic, bright red, Fiat 500 sitting behind the glass facade. It really creates a unique ambience that helps bring a slice of Italy to the otherwise boring Miller street in Pyrmont.
Spaghetti Marinara ($26)
Garlic, chilli, fresh seafood, light Napoletana sauce
As always, I simply had to try the Spaghetti Marinara at the restaurant. It’s one of those dishes that I will never get bored of. This particular dish came out with an abundance of seafood including mussels, prawns, calamari, squid and fish. The sauce was beautifully flavoursome while being light at the same time. All in all I was very happy with it.
On a side note, I have also tried the Pesto Gnocchi here on a separate occasion and I was really surprised by how good it tasted! Definitely something I recommend if you’re into gnocchi.
Large Made in Italy Pizza (Medium: $18, Large: $25)
Tomato, cheese, artichokes eggplants, olives, anchovies, parmesan, mushrooms, onion, garlic
Although it doesn’t come across in the photo, but the large pizza’s at Made in Italy are quite big. They all have a wonderful thin crispy base on which you can choose from over 20 set toppings. On this occasion we chose the Made in Italy pizza which included the usual veggie options, plus eggplants (which I love). I’ve also tried the Pollo and Funghi pizzas here and they have both been great.
Now maybe this is just my personal experience, but unlike Japanese restaurants, the hospitality at Italian restaurants can sometimes be a bit of a hit and miss. Thankfully my experience at Made in Italy was nothing short of awesome. The waiters were all very attentive, incredibly friendly and didn’t laugh at my lame attempt at conversing in Italian. Grazi!