Locale – Cucina – Espresso Bar – Vino


Locale, 36 Angove Street, North Perth, Phone 9227 0077.

Nonna’s Cucina … Locale has opened up on Angove Street in the space formerly occupied by Metrio & Co. The former owners have moved on to Odyssea at City Beach.

Locale - Cucina - Espresso Bar - Vino

Pesto with a Twist.

And that brings us back to Locale whose amiable Chef and Co-Owner is Don Morison (Veritas, Café D’Alba). Don was quoted in a Broadsheet interview as saying he wanted to serve food you would find at your Nonna’s house. I like the sound of that very much.

Locale - Cucina - Espresso Bar - Vino

The space has been revamped and has a nice low key sophisticated feel to it. They serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and their Alcohol License came through a few days ago. So, it’s all go.

Locale - Cucina - Espresso Bar - Vino

I ordered a glass of Prosecco (Australian) and was treated to a small Bread Basket with EVOO and Balsamic to dip. This was a revelation from the first mouthful. Smooth, velvety EVOO and the sharp Balsamic made for a fabulous blend. I actually made it through two pieces of bread, it was brilliant.

Locale - Cucina - Espresso Bar - Vino

The lunch menu is succinct but reading through the choices made it easy to opt for the Spaghetti Pesto. The Pesto was a mixture of Kale, Rocket and Parsley blended with Lemon, Pine Nuts, EVOO and Pecorino. The sauce was thick, chunky and crunchy and there was a lot of it. Which suited me as there is nothing worse than not enough Pesto.

Locale - Cucina - Espresso Bar - Vino

So overall this place offers excellent food, pleasant service and the chance to sip a glass of fizz with your lunch. What more do you need. I felt pampered and well fed by the time I departed.

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