Taking the place of Cafe Cena, Cafe Buondi continues the trend of offering a good variety of Italian food along with a few Australian favourites. In addition to their main menu, Cafe Buondi also has a few specials available for the day for those that desire a bit more variety.
Their Chicken Parmigiana is notable for using bacon rather than ham to impart a slight smoky taste to the dish. The chicken schnitzel was cooked just right and despite the abundance of cheese, the dish did not taste too creamy. Aside from chips, the dish came with a salad which had a balsamic vinegar based dressing to give it a tangy flavour.
Chicken Parmigiana (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The penne pasta we chose for the Con Pollo was cooked al dente with the chunks of chicken being of a good size and juicy. Roasted capsicum imparted some sweetness to the dish and the rose sauce tied everything together. Those that feel they don't have the appetite for a main-sized dish can order an entrée-sized dish at a slightly cheaper price.
Con Pollo (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The combination of bacon, ham, salami and pepperoni in The Lot Pizza gave it a meaty texture with pepperoni giving the pizza a bit of a spicy flavour. Roasted capsicum and pineapple balanced out the meat with their sweetness and a salty flavour was provided by the olives and anchovies. The base also had a toasted taste, indicating the pizza was cooked in a wood-fired oven.
The Lot Pizza (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The décor of the restaurant gave it a comfortable and casual feel. Parking is not an issue with the complex the restaurant is located in offering off-street parking.