Mediterraneo 1/1 by Tripoto
Dianne Bortoletto
We went for a nice rich dinner at Mediterraneo. The corner restaurant was packed on a Thursday night. The interior is like a house with rooms and we were sitting what I would expect to be a lounge or sitting room. The waiters are nearly all Italian and dress as the waiters in Italy dress – smartly with crisp white shirts and black vests. For starter, I chose tuna tartare that tasted delicious and fresh. For my main course I couldn’t decide what to have. So I ended up going with spaghetti alle vongole (with clams). It was good, but I have to say, it was not ‘oh my god amazingly delicious’. I’m getting picky, I think! I ate most of it and Zorba finished it off. It was one of the few times that I’ve had food envy at a restaurant – I normally choose really well! Zorba had fresh pasta with mushrooms and bacon. The pasta was silky, the sauce was hearty and beautiful. The first bottle of wine, an Italian primitivo from Puglia was lovely drinking. It needed several minutes to breathe as it was a bit sharp initially. Once it opened up, it was lovely.