I have never been to or heard of Di Palmas which is an institution to many.
When I told people that I was going, some likened it to Sofia's in Camberwell.
This is certainly no Sofia's cos the food here is actually very good.
I ordered the crumbed veal with a lovely potato and mint and pea salad. The crust was flavoursome and the veal cooked very well. The salad was a pleasantly surprising touch.
The fella ordered duck cooked 2 ways. The leg was cooked beautifully but the breast was a tad overlooked, I mean overcooked. Although the pear sauce was very good.
The pizzas around the table looked good.
A good comfortable fail-safe suburban restaurant with a menu that pleases.
Great service too.
Around $40 per head.