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It was time to celebrate S.C.’s birthday, and we though we’d try something a little different rather than going to the same ol’ same ol’.
So we took on a little research, which lasted a little longer than it really should, and by the time we ended up at a final decision, it was Positano, and good on us because we had the entertainment book to save us some moolah!
We made a reservation, and when I called, I was already being asked if I wanted a table inside/outside. When we got there, for some strange reason, we were asked again. More so, we were encouraged to take the seats outside (and this is winter!)… but we were too stubborn, so we pushed for some seats inside.
The waiter was less than impressed to say the least (what the?)… but we let that go anyway, and we were seated. The whole vibe of the restaurant oozed with posh-ness, and an air that we were not comfortable with (particularly when we were three very loud girls). In any case, we deliberated on the menu, and on several occasions were asked if we were ready to order. The discomfort rose.
In any case, we finally decided on:
- Garlic Bread ($7.50)
- Balkan Grill (Selection of cevapi (skinless sausage) & pljeskavica (beef patty) served with salad, Turkish bread & Tzatziki – A specialty from the Balkan Region) ($29.50)
- Hot Casanova Pizza (Traditional tomato sauce, cacciatore sausage, bacon, mushroom, tomato Fresh chilli & mozzarella) ($25)
- Bottle of Red Wine (chilled)
We initially wanted to order some Aranchini balls to start us off instead of the garlic bread, but after asking the waiter how big the serving was, we were sorely disappointed (and somewhat shocked) to hear that it was quite a small serve and all for $13.50. So when we changed our minds to the garlic bread, we had a sense that the waiter was not impressed (again, what the).
The red wine was L.O.V.E.L.Y. It was one of those red wines that was served chilled, and what a pure delight it was! Pity I cannot remember for the life of me, what the name of the wine was. :(
The garlic bread was average. It was nice and buttery but I definitely have had better after my conquest of finding the best garlic bread in WA!! Just kidding :)
S.C. ordered the Balkan grill, and it was a nice substantial size for sure filled with all kinds of meat, and the lovely Tzatziki sauce. The turkish bread certainly helped in terms of providing some carbohydrates to go with the meat. I had a taste of the meat, and it was alright. It’d be nice for someone who love their meat, and the Tzatziki sauce complemented the meat rather well. Overall, a heavy meal.
The Lasagna was probably the best dish of the night. It was served with a generous portion of tomato sauce on the top, and with A.C.’s very own generous serving of Parmesan cheese for herself, it was not difficult to like this dish. Being engaged to an Italian herself, I asked if it was good to her taste, and she said yes! :)
I had a taste of it myself, and it was really quite lovely.
In fact, it was one of the better Lasagna’s I have had. I know some people like theirs rich. But I prefer mine on the lighter side, which is exactly the taste that this one had.
The hot casanova pizza was not too bad. Lovely crust, but that was pretty much it. I still miss the days of lovely crusts from Lambretta’s, but I am starting to realise that it can be a bit of a task trying to find a good crusted pizza in WA.
Overall, the pizza and balkan grill had more or less the same liking factor for me.
The overall ambience of the place is somewhat quiet and posh as I’ve mentioned, so it was not somewhere we would have gone to if we knew beforehand.
I personally felt the waiters were a bit stiff, and I actually felt a bit uncomfortable because everything seemed so formal.
Unless I had a very good reason to, I wouldn’t be heading back there.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Rating by: S.T. a.k.a. Miss Egg
Telephone: (08) 9227 1184
Address: 153 James Street, Northbridge 6003