Essenza Italian- Italian food still continues

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What’s with the weather gods lately? Hope everyone is enjoying the weather. I was very lucky enough to keep cool under the air-con. Anyways, not long ago I posted this place here and just so happened few days later Gareth the owner of Essenza Italian saw my post. OH MY GEEE!!! He is super friendly and invited me to discuss about my post. OFF COURSE I accepted his invite. After our conversation over the phone I appeared at his restaurant and had a face to face chat with him at our table. Feeling awesome!

For any hot given day the Peroni ($9) on tap is the answer, very light and refreshing beer.

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Complimentary Crumbled Queen Olive is one incredible starter that is not on the menu but I personally think it should be. The queen olives just perfectly deep fried in bread crumbs and in the center of the olive oozes out a cube of goat cheese.

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OH Gosh! Just look at the goat cheese ooze out of the olives…

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I was very honoured to be the first few people to try (soon to be on the menu) the Complimentary Pollo Fritti with Romesco sauce that is one freaking appetizing pile of juicy tender chicken pieces battered lightly in butter milk served with warm seasoned potato salad. Romesco sauce is typically known as a salsa sauce includes a mixture of tomato, garlic, olive oil, roasted pine nuts and bitxo peppers.

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I couldn’t get enough of the Fish of The Day ($28) – Barramundi cooked to perfection with a pot of puree rocket pesto that is best served with tomato, olive and fennel salad.

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Excellent source of omega 3 in this dish.

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With the fluffy potato pillows and creamy tomato based sauce, Gnocchi Prawns ($25) makes it a tasty and filling pasta with addition to prawns, olives and chunks of cherry tomato, basil and you’d never guess VODKA that adds a saucy twist. And if you’re wondering what to do with the leftover sauce, best to order sliced sough dough bread. So you can enjoy it all over again by dunking the bread into the tasty sauce. Ridiculously flavoursome dish!

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Barely needs any introduction is the Spaghetti Marinara ($26) a pleasing spaghetti dish to eat. A classic Italian pasta with fresh opened mussels, prawns, fish fillets in a fabulously rich tomato based sauce served with a generous portion of al dente spaghetti. Mmmmm Spaghetti.

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Yes, the Seafood Risotto ($26) does make a bold statement on the table- A traditional Italian recipe using rice and ink from a squid that creates the rice to appear black. Hidden inside the rice includes seafood atop with grilled calamari rings and tomato paste.

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A statement dish worth remembering!

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Stomach feeling cosy, I managed to finish their Complimentary house-made biscuits. A piece of biscuit that disappears quicker than you can utter yummy.

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Ughhh when all the authentic Italian meals look that good, I definitely need to match a bottle of wine.


 Disclaimer: Nessy Eater attended as a guest of dined as a guest of Essenza Italian. Opinions are however, Nessy Eater’s own.

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8 thoughts on “Essenza Italian- Italian food still continues

    eilxrrr said:
    October 20, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    you are in love with this place!

    onlyhereforfoodporn said:
    October 20, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    food looks really good.. take me here some time 🙂

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 21, 2013 at 5:43 PM

      Definitely going to take you here! That’s only if you don’t mind a messy eater… 😛

    Tina @ bitemeshowme said:
    October 21, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    Wow, now that’s what you call an italian feast!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM

      An Italian feast to remember…FOREVER! 😀

    milkteaxx said:
    October 22, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    this is a cute little place!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 22, 2013 at 7:57 PM

      Sure is! You got to go try it some time 😀

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