I’ve always enjoyed dining at Carpaccio's al fresco tables, which protect diners from the elements and lift one up from the noise of Norton Street without totally losing the cosmopolitan atmosphere of this vibrant dining precinct. In the past (see HERE) I have enjoyed the odd Strawberry Martini ($12), fluffy, gentle Whitebait and Pumpkin Fritters ($18) and a great Ravioli of Roast Duck and Mushroom ($24 entree/$29 main).
On my most recent visit I checked out a recession busting special Pizze e Birre (all you can eat) where for twenty dollars a head it’s all the gourmet Italian wood-fired pizzas you can eat with an alcoholic drink! This special is available for lunch and dinner each night, excluding Saturday.
For a splash of colour, sample one of the new Apple and Rosewater Margaritas ($14.50) made with lovely house-made rosewater; just stir before you drink it. I like the outdoor lights too, they are stylish and cast a nice light.
Depending on how complex you like your toppings, I liked both the Capri (normally $21) resplendent with garlic prawns, Taleggio, red onion, fire roasted capsicum and spinach;
and the Mediterranea (normally $21) with mushrooms, prosciutto and rocket. The more friends you take along, the more of the range you’ll be able to try, so hurry on in before the special ends.
Shop 8, 39-45 Norton St, Leichhardt
Ph: (02) 9550 9365