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Base and Bowl, Burwood

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Published December 1st 2014
A cosy little Italian gem hidden away in Burwood
You don't have to go far to experience a little piece of Italy.

Base and Bowl is a little gem nestled close to the heart of Burwood, only a short walk up Burwood Road from the station. Its warm, cosy ambience provides a comfortable dining experience for intimate get-togethers, while the beautiful courtyard provides a perfect setting for larger group functions.

The food is delicious, the portions generous, and the price for both is set in a reasonable range between $14-$22 for a gourmet pizza, and $15-$25 for pasta. Everything is freshly prepared and cooked to order, so you can rest assured that your food will arrive at your table gorgeously plated and irresistible. Coupled with the cheerful and accommodating staff, Base and Bowl really does provide wonderful overall dining experience.

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Fettuccini Marinara, Base and Bowl in Burwood


My previous experiences with Italian food have often been overshadowed by an abundance of rich sauces that are simultaneously very filling and very heavy on the palate, which makes for a rather frustrating meal when you can't clean your plate of every last morsel. Base and Bowl proved to be a very happy exception when the penne boscaiola was creamy yet not overpowering, and the fettuccini marinara did not have the salty tang I'm personally not too fond of in tomato-based sauces. The flavours remained intact, however, which made for a hearty meal that is still gentle on the stomach.

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Penne Boscaiola, Base and Bowl in Burwood


On the pizza front, I would definitely recommend the Gamberini, a delicious combination of prawns, tomatoes and olives with a rocket garnish. It is tasty and light, and the thin base was well cooked without diverting any focus from the toppings it carries.

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Gamberini pizza: prawns, tomatoes, olives and a rocket garnish.


An added bonus about dining with Base and Bowl is that they also provide home delivery services to surrounding suburbs for orders over $20. It is a simple, painless process that happens either over the phone or online at no additional cost, so you can now enjoy beautifully prepared Italian food in the comfort of your own home.

So if you love Italian food and are looking for some place quick, easy, and of excellent quality, a visit to Base and Bowl is a must.
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Phone: (02) 9744 7474
Where: 189 Burwood Road, Burwood NSW 2134
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