Ikonic Kitchen

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I want to share a little gem with you. It’s a small and intimate venue amongst the popular Henley Beach Road strip in Torrensville. It’s charm is not only its simple Greek food but also its décor.

It’s called, Ikonic Kitchen.

The decor reminds me of looking at my parents old photos from the 70s. From the dining areas to the interior decorating, everything reminded me of those photos. It’s a classic décor that makes you feel how your parents used to socialise with their family and friends.

Ikonic Kitchen serves authentic Greek food and even though there was some good choices on the menu, I stuck to just the Open Yiros because I was craving a Yiros!

The venue provides Spit menu on Sundays.

So whether your looking for a quick lunch time bite, or a family gathering, try this little gem out.

Ikonic Kitchen
196 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville

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Antica Pizzeria

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We ventured out for a birthday at the newly opened pizzeria on King William Road in Hyde Park called Antica Pizzeria.

This new pizzeria opened their doors for the first time just after Christmas, so it had only been operating for a week.

This venue is set amongst the bubbling King William Road strip amongst boutique fashion outlets.

The interior has been worked with some of the existing elements of the building to emphasise the building’s quirks rather than trying to disguise them.

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We came with a big group of 16 people, which managed to just fit into the venue. The staff were very welcoming on arrival. We were told that we could each order at the counter and pay separately and that the meals would come out at the same time once everyone had ordered. This was much appreciated by all, as usually with a large group it can cause issues with paying one bill at the end. I do not think this is normal practise for the business, it was a once off due to the large group.

This venue is all about its wood-fired oven where most of their meals are cooked.

There are a range of traditional pizzas along with modern twists to choose from. I had the Saliccese (pork sausage) with a bianco (white) base with caramelised onions (no picture taken). When pizzas are made the traditional way, you usually don’t get a balance of toppings and this can affect the flavour. Unfortunately, this happened to me, as there were not enough caramelised onions to balance the flavours. But that’s the hit and miss of wood-oven pizzas. Though despite this, Bianca’s Vegetarian pizza was just perfect.

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Hands down, this pizzeria has the best dessert pizza I have ever tasted, with the Calzone Nutella. The folded pizza was filled with Nutella and drizzled on top with Nutella also, and served with icecream.

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If you are thinking about just a coffee and dessert, then look no further than the Calzone Nutella!

The atmosphere of this venue was vibrant and the fit out was exceptional that this is a place that you will regularly visit and enjoy.

Antica Pizzeria
144b King William Road, Hyde Park

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Enzo’s Ristorante

Recently we went to Enzo’s Ristorante on Port Road Hindmarsh ( near the Entertainment Centre). If you are looking for a fancy place to take your date or even to POP the question, this is the place to do it! The waiters are very professional and know how to treat you well and the food, well … my god!

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We went with a large group for a Christmas catch up, we were put into a private room and which made it feel extra glamorous. It is very rare that you have private rooms for dinner.

It was a Tuesday night and the restaurant was packed. You would have thought it was a Friday or Saturday night, and the place had a great vibe!

Sorry guys, I completely forgot to take photos of the meals; i was too busy enjoying the meal. There were certainly no complaints from anyone about the food. Expect to pay that little bit extra for your meals but it is well worth it. .

For our meals we shared antipasto platters with an assortment of smallgoods, cheeses, olives, pickled vegetable and fritata with bread. For main, most got a pasta dish. I ordered the Fettuccine alla moda dell’Umbria (Enzo’s fresh fettuccine, with soppressa (Italian sausage), local and imported mushrooms, Italian truffle paste and cream) and my husband ordered the Spaghetti al sapore di mare (with fresh local seafood, light fresh tomato, olive oil and garlic).

Being a large group meant we did wait a little for our main meals. So, if you go with a large group prepare to wait a little, Especially if they are busy. Honestly, it was totally worth the wait! We were full from the antipasto and it gave us more time to socialise with our friends between courses.

Of course, we had to have dessert ! We were so full but we couldn’t resist. Dimitri and I shared I forgot the proper name of the dessert but it was like a chocolate version of a panacotta. It was delicious and sharing the serve was enough to finish the great evening we had there.

Enzo’s Ristorante
46 Port Rd, Hindmarsh

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T.G.I. Friday’s

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After venturing out to see a movie at Marion, we headed afterwards to TGI Friday in the same complex. With burger joints being the popular trend at the moment, we thought we would try this place as we could see that the venue was buzzing on a Saturday night

I tried the Bacon Cheeseburger. Let me just say, I thought I was at fast food venue. The burger tasted exactly like a burger from Hungry Jacks. There was no flavour to the burger, and the fries were overcooked. For $19.95, I was better off going to Hungry Jacks and paying $5 for the burger!

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Bianca tried the Nachos, which resembled a couple of corn chips laid out on a plate.

We recommend you try something different on the menu instead of a burger or nachos. Our guests tried the chicken and steak meals and were pleased.

T.G.I. Friday’s
Westfield Marion
Shop 2051A
293-297 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park

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Modinetti Cafe

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If your looking for a lunch time catch up with friends or business associates, then try Modinetti Cafe in Torrensville.

Based in the western suburbs just on the outskirts of the Adelaide CBD, Modinetti’s bring you homestyle Calabrian food that will make your mouth melt.

On arrival with a group ten people, I was wondering how we would all fit in the small boutique venue, but then found out they had an outdoor area at the rear of the venue which catered for larger groups.

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We were greeted by the Head Chef, who ran through the menu for us. This was a nice touch.

I had the Penne Salsicce which features italian sausage, marinated eggplant & roasted capsicum in a tomato sauce with a hint of chilli. I found the aroma reminded me of a typical italian home cook meal, so you know that the taste was going to be satisfying.

Meal size serves were generous and meals were quite well priced.

http://www.modinetti.com.au

Modinetti Cafe
146B Henley Beach Rd
Torrensville

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Chocolateria San Churro

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There are two San Churro’s in Adelaide, one recently opened in Gouger Street and the other in Rundle Street which has been there for a while now.

I went to the Rundle Street San Churro last Saturday with a couple of girl friends, this was my second time there. This place is alright, however, not a dessert place that is top of my list.

One of my friend had the Churro’s for one with milk chocolate dipping sauce (you have a choice of milk, dark and white chocolate). She liked them but she said she had better and I had a taste of them and agreed with her. They were too hard I think. I had ice cream dark chocolate and caramel. It was tasty but wasn’t going crazy for it.

The first time I went I had a Spanish hot chocolate (with no sugar), it was sweet enough without it and if you have a sweet tooth you will love it. I couldn’t finish it as it was way too rich for me.

The selection of dessert is huge, there would be something for everyone and too many temptations if your watching your waistline.

Chocolateria San Churro
Corner Rundle St & Hutt St

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NONA – “NICK’S OF NORTH ADELAIDE”

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On the popular North Adelaide street of O’Connell Street, NONA, or Nick’s of North Adelaide, is a star in a row of restaurants.

The premises is gorgeous looking with superb Italian cuisine to match its looks, NONA is a new favourite destination for business meetings, lunch or dinner with the family or friends or a catch up for coffee with friends.

NONA’s menu highlights the use of fresh local produce that’s in season, resulting in delectable classic Italian fare. The menu features a range of classic Italian dishes including pasta, chicken, veal, pork, seafood and pizza.
NONA has a feature wall for their coffee range, so you are sure to get a good coffee at NONA.

NONA has ample space, including seating on a platform with comfortable seating. The service at NONA makes any diner feel special. With interiors as good looking as this and fresh Italian cuisine, NONA should be on your next agenda.


NONA “Nick’s of North Adelaide”
41 O’Connell St, North Adelaide

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