One of the recent branches to be opened, Caffe Primo at Tea Tree Plaza Shopping Centre in Modbury is one of the various restaurants in the shopping centre's new eating district. Their menu has notably undergone a big expansion, including various dishes and burgers that we have not seen during our previous visits to the Mawson Lakes branch.
The char-grilled chicken breast in the Chicken Pepe was succulent with the degree of char-grilled flavour that we like. Topping the chicken was a mixture of fried cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach which partnered well with it and the broccolini still had a bite to it. While we thought the mashed potato the chicken was served on was a bit salty for our tastes, it still had a delectable fluffy texture.
Chicken Pepe (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
When ordering their pasta dishes, diners have the choice of having it prepared with spaghetti, fettuccine or penne along with risotto for those wanting a gluten-free option. The penne pasta we chose for the Roasted Eggplant Pasta was cooked al dente and the eggplants imparted a delectable earthy taste to the dish. The napolitana sauce brought out the flavour of the ingredients without overwhelming them and the cherry tomatoes added a touch of sweetness.
Roasted Eggplant Pasta (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Chicken Salad is one of the dishes in the restaurant's Lunch and Dinner Specials menu. These dishes are a bit cheaper than their equivalents on the main menu. We liked that there was an ample amount of grilled chicken in the salad. The chicken was of the same quality as that in their Chicken Pepe. Freshness was provided by lettuce, capsicum, cucumber and cherry tomatoes, and the seeded mustard dressing added a delectable sharp taste to the dish.
Customers will be delighted to know that the restaurant still offers complimentary pancakes with their dinner meals but be aware that it is now only offered on certain days of the week. Its location makes it a convenient place for shoppers and cinema-goers looking for a meal outside of the usual offerings at food courts.