Gnocchi @ Cantina 663 – Barista Coffee – Desserts

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Gnocchi @ Cantina 663, Astor Arcade, 663 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley, Phone 9370 4883,

Happy Birthday … It’s not my birthday by the way, but it sure feels like it could be. Why? Because I’m finally eating gnocchi at Cantina 663.

Gnocchi @ Cantina 663

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Cucina Italia – Pizza – Pasta – Fully Licensed

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Cucina Italia, 243-253 Walter Road West, Coventry Village Markets, Morley, Phone 9276 5471.

Like A Big Pizza Pie … And, that’s Amore. Taken completely by surprise by this venue and the food on offer. It was formerly known as Flamed Burgers but now is a full on, fully licensed Italian Restaurant.

Cucina Italia

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The Westin Hotel – Garum Breakfast Buffet – East Perth

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The Westin Hotel, 480 Hay Street, East Perth, Phone 6559 1888.

And, You’ll Sing Vita Bella … I had a sense of purpose the moment I laid eyes on the breakfast buffet at the Westin. When I finally worked out that the venue was Guy Grossi’s Garum, I was over the moon.

The Westin Hotel - Garum Buffet Breakfast

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Tricolore Focaccia @ Trio Cafe & Wine Bar

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Tricolore Focaccia @ Trio Cafe & Wine Bar, 12 / 760 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley, Phone 9271 4089.

Oh Me, Oh Me, Oh My … Skipped into Trio Café & Bar this morning looking for breakfast. It was my lucky day as a large platter of freshly made Focaccia was sitting on the Bar, just waiting for me.

Tricolore Focaccia @ Trio Cafe & Wine Bar

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Pinelli Estate Wines – Wine Tasting – Italian Food

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Pinelli Estate Wines, 30 Bennett Street, off Benara Road, Caversham, Phone 9279 6818.

Don’t Want To Tarantella … But I do want to eat some Italian food at Pinelli Estate. At one point a French chef operated Fillaudeau’s Restaurant but now the menu is strictly Italian.

Pinelli Estate Wines

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Restaurant il Mandolino – Italian – Al Fresco

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Restaurant il Mandolino, 311 Hay Street, East Perth, Phone 0450 097 177.

Memories, Oh, Memories … Of days when pancakes were all I wanted for breakfast. But I do know now they’re just a guilty pleasure and I found the temptation was just too great.

Restaurant il Mandolino

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Pronto Caffe & Bar – Shinjuku – Tokyo – Japan

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Pronto Caffe & Bar, Shinjuku Towa Bldg. B1, 1F, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan.

It’s Happy Hour Again … We stumbled across Pronto Caffe & Bar in the Shinjuku Food Streets and noticed their Happy Hour sign. You can’t beat good fortune like that.

Pronto Caffe & Bar - Shinjuku - Tokyo - Japan

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Gargano – Bar – Restaurant – Italian Cucina

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Gargano Bar and Restaurant, Rear 176 Stirling Highway, Claremont, Phone 9386 8933.

Unbelievable … Gargano has been open for 22 years. The name might have changed over that time but it’s been run by the same people. The exciting news is that the venue and menu have been revamped.

Gargano Bar & Restaurant

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