Address: 496 Bourke Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
Beef Carpaccio $16
The very thinly sliced beef was fresh, however, there was not much dressing. Though I particularly liked the addition of rocket with the beef.
Risotto with Porcini Mushroom $20
I am a self confessed Mushroom Loving Queen, so usually when I spot a dish with mushrooms, I'll suggest to order it! Somehow every time I order risotto, it lacks flavour and unfortunately this is also the case in Il Baretto. The rice itself was cooked well, it just needed a bit more salt and cheese.
Homemade Gnocchi with Gorgonzola $24
This dish screamed "CHEESE LOVERS ALERT!!". The flavours of the gorgonzola was amazingly mouth-watering and it suited the palate of cheese lovers like my sister and myself. However, my mum (not a big cheese fan) did not enjoy it and barely touched it - which meant there was more for us YAY! The gnocchi were nice and not too floury.
Fettuccine alla "Noma" with Eggplant, tomato and chilli $25
I loved the texture of the fettuccine, however, I could not taste the chilli in their sauce. But the sauce itself was tasty.
Pork ribs with roasted potatoes and balsamic apples $28
When the waitress explained the special menu, she told us that there will be a piece of pork belly on the ribs. In my head, I imagined a small piece of pork belly. When the dish arrived, I stared at it with surprise, the pork belly was huge!
The liqueur used in the tiramisu made it more-ish but the texture of the mascarpone was too runny for my liking, it was almost like cream..
Panna Cotta with caramelized red wine sauce $10
The texture of the panna cotta was flawless, and so was the sauce. I could not think of a better way to end our dinner!