One of my favourite places to dine in Sydney is hands down, Jamie’s Italian. The restaurant offers a rustic, home-style take on traditional Italian food.
Jamie Oliver founded the first Jamie’s Italian in Oxford and since then, has grown to more than 30 restaurants worldwide with plans for more locations. Being fans of Jamie Oliver, my friend and I were excited to finally dine at his restaurant. The only downside was the waiting time for a table but it was well worth it. While we waited we had drinks at the bar and caught up on lost time.
I enjoy fresh flavours and all the dishes we had exceeded our expectations. For our entrée, we had Crispy Stuffed Risotto Balls (smoked mozzarella and porcini arancini) and Crispy Squid served with garlicky mayo and lemon. They were to-die-for and I loved the way they were presented as it complimented the rustic trend. My favourite of the night was our main, we both ordered the Fish Baked in a Bag. Presented as a decent-sized package on your plate, you unwrap to find delicious baked fish accompanied with mussels, fennel, chilli, anchovies and Sicilian cracked wheat – yum!
Jamie’s Italian is not the typical Italian dining experience and that’s what I love about it. To top things off, the service is always great.
Jamie’s Italian Sydney
107 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000