Sunday, January 13, 2013 // 12:45 AM
Another reunion with my dear ballet friends which means another excuse to go on yet another food adventure!
mammas pizza & pasta bar
fettuccini carbonara ($16.50):
Bacon, parmesan cheese and egg in a cream based sauce. This is my most favourite style of pasta. So simple and creamy but hard to perfect. The cheese melted onto the pasta and made the sauce seem thicker and more richer. The pasta noodles were cooked perfectly.
salmon pasta ($19.80):
I'm not really into cooked salmon but aside from that, this pasta dish was also quite enjoyable. These noodles were also cooked perfectly and served with a cream based sauce. But this pasta seemed to feel a lot more greasier and heavier than the carbonara. Wish we picked penne chicken instead.
fish and chips ($15.80):
Lightly crumbed fish fillet, served with chips, tartare sauce and a wedge of lemon. These chips are possible the best hot chips ever. They're crunchy and salted to perfection. The saltiness didn't taste like just regular salt though. I don't know how to describe it but they were the best! Fish was super crunchy too.
caesar salad ($12.80):
Cos lettuce, bacon and parmesan cheese tossed in our creamy caesar dressing, topped with toasted croutons. Don't usually order salads when I eat out but this wasn't a bad decision at all.
9" seafood pizza ($19.50):
Mussels, prawns, fish, calamari, fresh tomato and mozzarella cheese on a tomato base, topped with fresh basil. My slice had calamari and prawns on it and it was delicious! A bit chewy but succulent
9" peri peri chicken pizza ($18.50):
Buffalo mozzarella cheese, roasted chicken, tomato, roasted capsicum, Spanish onion and shallots with their homemade peri peri base. Didn't like this as much as the seafood pizza. Also, I don't really like pizzas with such a thin base and crust.
regular crème brulee ($7.50):
Homemade custard, topped with caramelised sugar. Possibly the best crème brulee I've had in ages. The top is nicely glazed and right underneath the glaze is a more-runny part of the custard. It's slightly warm when served and not too sweet - since with many of the crème brulees I've tried, it gets so sweet that it becomes sickening after the first few spoonfuls. I'm told that these cups of goodies are usually sold out by 10pm.
mini chocolate mousse ($4.20):
Creamy homemade chocolate mousse
peach cassata ($9.50):
Homemade peach ice-cream cassata served with whipped cream. Had no idea what cassata so we just ordered it. Didn't expect it to be icy. Sour and tangy in contrast to the thick, sweet and creamy crème brulee. Liked this too.
Spent a total of 135.80 for 6 people which is about $23.00 per head. I want to come back to try their other desserts. The staff are super friendly and make nice conversations with you!
revisited - 15th March 2013
penne chicken ($16.80):
Diced chicken breast, mushroom, capsicum and onions in our creamy soy based sauce topped with shallots. My new favourite pasta from Mamma's
beef lasagna ($15.80):
Oven baked pasta with layers of bolognese, topped with bechamel, napolitana sauce and shaved parmesan, Maybe a bit too tomato-ey.
mediterranean pizza (14.50):
25cm base, grilled egg plant, grilled capsicum, mushroom, artichoke, sundried tomato, oregano, getta and mozzarella cheese in a tomato base.
Good as usual.
revisited - 3rd December 2013
emperor pizza ($16.50):
Chicken breast, avocado, basil, parmasan, diced tomato and mozzarella cheese on a tomato base.
mains salt n pepper squid ($15.80):
Fried calamari dusted with salt and pepper served with chips, lemon and tartare sauce.
mammas pizza & pasta bar
57 liverpool Street
sydney, NSW 2000
t: (02) 9264 5841
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