Restaurant Reviews

Osteria Oggi: Restaurant review

Osteria Oggi

Address

76 Pirie St
Adelaide, SA
Australia

Hours

Mon-Sat 11.30am to 11.30pm

Prices

E $9-$24
M $22-$38
D $9-$16

REVIEW

It's easy to miss the low-profile exterior on a busy CBD street. But walk past a long concrete bar and Osteria Oggi opens to a piazza-like space, with high beams hung with vines, rows of communal tables, cosy arched alcoves and tiled floors. The menu focuses on pasta, wood-oven roasts and braises, and small share plates. Try anchovy "soldiers" - juicy cured fillets on crunchy toast, dotted with capers and drizzled with olive oil. Tuna crudo is teamed with crunchy raw fennel, preserved lemon and the pop of bottarga. Flounder roasted whole with Boston Bay mussels, chilli and tomato is right on the money, as is tagliatelle with sweet crab, smoky corn and black garlic purée. Desserts also impress: warm meringue over frozen raspberry and yoghurt in a picture-perfect bombe Alaska or espresso-drenched tiramisù affogato. Teamed with tight service and an excellent wine list focused on Italian imports, Oggi is worth seeking out.

Phone:
(08) 8359 2525

Bookings:
Bookings essential

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Andrew Davies & Mimi Rivers

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.