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Apr 22, 2012 12:03 AM

Adelaide review - lunch at Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico

160 Hutt Street

The Good

An excellent lunch featuring some of the best pasta I have ever had in the form of the tagliolini with a rich sugo featuring many, many chucks of spanner crab meat. The offer of a dessert tasting menu when we could not decide on our dessert options was a fantastic service touch.

The Bad


The Meal

House bread with olives and olive oil

Arancini alla Boscaiola - Lightly fried risotto croquettes flavoured with wild mushrooms, black truffle and parmesen

Fiori di Zucchine - Lightly fried zucchini flowers filled with ricotta cheese and pine nuts, served with tomato relish

Tagliolini con Granchio - Fine pasta ribbons with a rich sugo of Queensland spanner crab meat, tomatoes and basil.

Pappardelle con Anitra - Handmade broad pasta ribbons with roasted duck meat, red capsicums, spinach, pinenuts and olive oil.

Dessert tasting platter - semifreddo, Torta di cioccolate, zabaglione, panna cotta amongst others

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  1. Thanks for the review. A heads up for this excellent stalwart on the adelaide food scene.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Darrius

      Out of interest, what are the top 5 in Adelaide these days?

      1. re: mr_gimlet

        The restaurants that I have enjoyed. Some have fabulous views. Some just fun.
        Magill Estate
        Jolley's Boathhouse
        Vincenzos Cucina
        Centra Market and Chinatown on a warm friday night or Saturday morning.
        Amalfi's pizza
        Ky Chow

        1. re: mr_gimlet

          Press* was pretty fun. I ate there twice when I was in Adelaide a few weeks ago.

          Imagine Cumulus with more meat.