It's no secret at all that Italian food is my absoute favorite. I'm always up for it whenever, but definitely not wherever though. I tend to be really picky when it comes to that. The best go-to places for Italian feasts are Leichhardt and Haberfield, I believe.
So one evening the fam headed down to Haberfield. My first time btw. Left and right there were a lot of Italians chatting and having dinner. That was obviously a good sign! My uncle had been to Napoli in Bocca before and he claims that it's fantastic. And he has high standards! Got me sooooo excited. Just as we stepped in the restaurant, it was heading into what I would picture as a traditional Italian trattoria- huge wood-fire oven and the works. Some of the people there reminded me of the folks on Jersey Shore. hahahaha.
Of course, lemon, lime & bitters- my absolute drink of preference.
Tomato, mozarella, ham & hot salami.
|4 Stagioni- $19.50|
Tomato, mozarella, proscuitto crudo,
olives, mushrooms, & eggs.
And here were the mains that we had.
|Spaghetti Marinara- $19.90|
Celebration of the ocean's bounty really. It was fully overloaded with seafood.
|Ravioli Zucca- $18.90|
|It was a fairly big portion compared to the usual serve of ravioli. The filling was creamy and tasty but the pasta sheet wasn't thin and delicate enough.|
|Calamari Ripeni- $ 24.90|
Stuffed calamari with seafood, cooked in marinara sauce.
It was my first for this sort of thing. It was great. I could actually pick out the little bits of mussels
in the stuffing. Feel good dish for the win!
|Risotto Marinara- $19.90|
Rice, Napoletana sauce, seafood.
I didn't have a single lick of this. I'm not such a big fan of risotto! It's far too heavy for my taste.
But my uncle did say it was pretty dang good.
Napoli in Bocca
73 Dalhousie St,