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Valentino
Italian
Valentino
-37.848056,145.003679

Riccardo Momesso grew up reaping the backyard bounty beloved of his Calabrian parents. And though his elegant yet casual restaurant feeds a fancy neighbourhood, its heart stays with the rustic flavours of childhood, where what was ripe ruled what was cooked. The marble antipasti bar is a honey pot - pine mushrooms scattered with parsley and parmesan, and warm, sticky-sweet fig under melting stracchino cheese and truffle salami. Next, suckling pork with brûlée-crisp skin is served simply on braised mustard greens. Proper pizze start with tomato and mozzarella, gaining toppings such as crumbled sausage and fiery peppers with restraint. The Nutella dessert version is an exception. Poached peach with vanilla gelato is less look-at-me. With house wines on tap and plenty of by-the-glass and carafe offerings on the Italian-leaning drinks list of this big, handsome restaurant, casual tipplers are welcomed.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Price:
  • E $4-$18

    M $19-$34

    D $4-$16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Riccardo Momesso

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