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Bottega Bandito

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami and Pokémon
Published March 2nd 2021
Owned by the same people that operate Anchovy Bandit next door, Bottega Bandito focuses on cafe-style food that is influenced by Italian, Spanish and French cuisine. This place is very popular, so arriving early before the peak hours or booking a table is advised to avoid having to wait for a table.

All their sandwiches use the house-made sourdough focaccia that was drizzled with olive oil to provide some moistness. Their Sopressa Sandwich featured the namesake Italian salami that gave the sandwich its delectable salty flavour. Fermented and pickled chillies imparted a hint of spice and the tomato provided freshness. The inclusion of the mozzarella cheese, Fior di Latte, complemented the other ingredients nicely.

Bottega Bandito, Sopressa Sandwich, Adelaide
Sopressa Sandwich (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

While the menu did not state it, the Spencer Gulf Prawn Roll came in a serve of two rolls. The prawns still retain a bit of bite and the sauce it was mixed in lifted their flavour. A nice touch is the topping of a deep-fried prawn head that added a bit of crunch to the dish.

Bottega Bandito, Spencer Gulf Prawn Roll, Adelaide
Spencer Gulf Prawn Roll (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

We liked that the tuna filling in the Spicy Tuna Sandwich had a good amount of spice. The plainer taste of the hard-boiled egg partnered well with the tuna and the cos lettuce provided a fresh element to the dish. Also included were balsamic onions for a hint of sharpness.

Bottega Bandito, Spicy Tuna Sandwich, Adelaide
Spicy Tuna Sandwich (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

To finish your meal, you can choose from the pastries displayed at the front, which can be ordered as a combo with coffee. The Chocolate Brownie offered was of the fudgy type typical of American Brownies but had a slightly lighter texture. The degree of chocolatey flavour is what you would expect from a good brownie and it was baked sufficiently to give a nice crust.

Bottega Bandito, Chocolate Brownie, Adelaide
Chocolate Brownie (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Bottega Bandito, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

The decor of the restaurant gave it a relaxed feel and there is a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. If you are desiring cafe-style food that is different from the usual Australian offerings consider giving Bottega Bandito a visit.

Bottega Bandito, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Bottega Bandito, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
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When: 7am – 5pm
Where: 98 Prospect Road, Prospect, SA
Your Comment
Sounds delicious Jonathan, apart from the deep-fried prawn head.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|2129) 47 days ago
Ican see why there are very few chochlate brownies left. They look very yummy.
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|2478) 47 days ago
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