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André’s Cucina & Polenta Bar
  • 94 Frome St,
    Adelaide, SA
  • (08) 8224 0004,
  • Lunch Tue-Sat 11.30am-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 5.30pm-10pm

André’s Cucina & Polenta Bar

André's kitchen has progressed significantly since opening four years ago as a polenta bar, embracing more complex northern Italian dishes piqued by distinctive touches. Informative staff keep service flowing in the small, crowded and very noisy room. With bentwood chairs and timber tables, it has the vibe of a thriving trattoria - especially with diners sharing antipasti and superior salumi boards, and four creamy polenta options. It gets more serious with robust mains: slow-cooked lamb shoulder basted with mirto, adding a hint of myrtle berry sweetness to counter smoky grilled eggplant. Deep comfort is found in outstanding pasta dishes such as fresh gnocchi with ragù, ravioli filled with smoked eggplant and ricotta, and cavatelli with blue swimmer crab. The smart move is to choose the $59 menu fisso and let the kitchen feed you a generous procession of tastes, through to the signature dessert of beautiful bomboloni.

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At a glance

  • Price:
  • E $13-$25

    M $22-$39

    D $15

    Set menu $59

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


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