Restaurant Guide

Fugazzi

Energy pulsates through this New York-inspired Italian restaurant all seven days of the week.
Address
27 Leigh St, Adelaide

REVIEW

Energy pulsates through this New York-inspired Italian restaurant all seven days of the week. That should come as no surprise, of course, this being Laura and Max Sharrad’s place, which they co-own with hospitality stalwart Simon Kardachi. A seductive front bar full of dark leather and rich red tones leads the way to a bright dining room incorporating intimate timber booths, edgy artwork, charcoal upholstery and marble tables rippled with cobalt hues. Playful, salty snacks – gnocco fritto with whipped ricotta, or “Roman Vegemite” soldiers topped with Cantabrian anchovies, butter and lemon – set the scene for house-made pastas, which are the speciality. Deliberation can prove tricky, especially when you factor in the likes of a dry-aged Angus sirloin or crisp-skinned spatchcock with curry-infused butter sauce sweetcorn purée. Whether you wrap up with the affogato semifreddo or a Negroni nightcap matters not – both conclusions are pure fun.

ABOUT

Fugazzi

27 Leigh St, Adelaide

(08) 7089 0350

fugazzi.com.au

Chef Max Sharrad

Price guide $$$

Bookings Recommended

Wheelchair access Yes

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Fugazzi
27 Leigh St, Adelaide
Chef(s)
Max Sharrad
Price Guide
$$$
Bookings
Recommended
Wheelchair Access
Yes

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