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André’s Cucina & Polenta Bar
  • 94 Frome St,
    Adelaide, SA
  • (08) 8224 0004,
  • Lunch Tue-Sat 11.30am-3.30pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 5.30pm-11pm

André’s Cucina & Polenta Bar

Bring your appetite and a group of friends to this boisterous city diner, where northern Italian flavours, generous plates and relaxed, friendly service have earned proprietor André Ursini a loyal following. The dark, intimate space feels like a suburban café, its walls stacked with pasta and bottles of balsamic vinegar. Unclad tables and timber chairs add to the homely feel. The food is simple, fuss-free and well executed. Pillows of house-made ricotta are especially light and fluffy, while Ursini's signature polenta - ours served with sautéed mushroom, Taleggio, pesto and pine nuts - is the ultimate in creamy comfort food. A jumble of South Australian mulloway, mussels and king prawns on roast fennel, served with bread, is also rich in flavour. Dense apple cake works beautifully with slivers of poached rhubarb, a dollop of vanilla ice-cream and a tangy lemon curd. The wine list is a fitting blend of local and Italian bottles. 

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At a glance

  • Price:
  • E $13-$16

    M $23-$42

    D $7-$16

    set menu $62


  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Patricia Strecksuss



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