Sunday, 8 July 2012

Church St Enoteca - Melbourne, 527 Church Street, Richmond

Enoteca feels like it has been around for years.

It is a big restaurant which caters for large groups well.  Perfect for a 40th or 50th birthday party where you can have your own function room or a private dining room for about 12-14.

There is an ornateness and class to this place that is taken away at times by the intimidating service.  We were reprimanded for having a couple of extra people join our table.

I have had some fantastic meals her before. I think sharing entrees is the way to go - a bit of calamari, some pancetta wrapped prawns with farro and fregola, citrus cured trout and heierloom vegetables.  It is all well cooked and flavoursome.

But more recently we tried more of the mains menu.  The moretan bay bug risotto sounded good in concept but the sauce was too overpowering and not delicate enough. The spaghettini del mare (with seafood) was simple but really did not wow me.

This place does not cater well for vegetarians.

Around $100 per person including cocktails and wine.

Church Street Enoteca on Urbanspoon

 7/10

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