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Published March 30th 2013
A classy excuse to head out
Having been around for nearly a quarter of a century, Brunelli began its rise to prominence when they introduced the wood-oven pizza in 1989. Brunelli went on to create a delectable range of pizzas, including their specialty dessert pizza. Since then, Brunelli has been linked to some of Adelaide's most iconic restaurants.
Their reputation precedes them: they have won awards for their authentic pizzas, as well as claiming bragging rights for popularity.
Its locations make it an attraction for city-goers and suburban residents alike, with a restaurant located in the heart of the city and another in the Glynde area.
Formerly the home of Café Buongiornos, the Rundle Street cafe allows for alfresco dining or a cozy, homely dining experience inside the building.
Located in the heart of the city, perfect for shoppers and tourists alike
The moment you enter, you realize that Brunelli is so much more than just their pizzas. Lining the way down the building are rows of cookies, chocolates, cakes, pastries and sandwiches, worthy of its "Cafe" title. Along with their impressive coffee-making machine and grinder at their disposal, their range of coffees, include their signature blend, are well worth having a try.
Their expansive pizza range consists of the traditional, gourmet, vegetarian gourmet and dessert pizzas. They may be pricey, but well worth the experience and sheer size of the pizzas.
Another major selling point is that their menu presents a myriad of dining options to choose from. From burgers, insalatas and pastas, to risottos, mains, and sweet and savoury crepes, you might actually have a problem of having too many choices for a delightful meal.
Roma Fettucine, with tomato & basil sauce & a hint of Bocconcini cheese
The highlight of my meal was most definitely the apple pie calzone, one of the dessert pizzas on offer. Warm custard, vanilla ice-cream, chocolate shards and some strawberries decorate a baked, folded pizza base teeming with cinnamon apple.
It was impressive in terms of size, and very much one for the sweet tooth. The combination of ingredients certainly helped in putting "sweet" and "pizza" in the same sentence.
For those who fancy a drink, Brunelli also offers a wide-ranging selection of sparkling wines, white wines, red wines, rose wines and house wines. Furthermore, there is also a Breakfast menu and Kids menu, catering to the early risers and the younger patrons.
With its impressive menu and range of choices available, it is almost too easy to find an excuse to drop by Cafe Brunelli. The prices may be a deal-breaker, but that may be a small price to pay for the ambience, the food, and the fact that you can bring just about anyone for any occasion at any time of day.