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Published February 22nd 2020
The greatest hits of Italian cuisine in Adelaide
Imagine if you went to a Ramones concert and they didn't play "Blitzkrieg Bop?" Or a Coldplay concert without "Clocks?"
Now imagine if you visited a brunch spot and were told "sorry, there is no smashed avocado, tomatoes or halloumi on the menu here" or a bakery and were informed that "there's no sourdough."
That's not a problem at Coccobello, where the menu reads like the greatest hits of Italian Cuisine in Adelaide.
Textured concrete and darker wood tones predominate in a dining room highlighted by soft golden light, the occasional large potted plant, and a beautiful terrazzo floor (in a packed restaurant it is hard to photograph this without attracting some curious glances).
Freshly made leopard-spotted pizza dough, with slightly bitter, smoky notes contrasting with the pleasant glutenous chewiness from a base slathered in a generous amount of oozy, stretchy, moreish cheese and palatable savoury toppings.
A toothsome, assuredly al dente fettuccine granchio; the crabmeat sweet and plentiful, well seasoned with a rose sauce comprising cream and blistered, fall-apart cherry tomatoes upon which has been scattered some fresh parsley.