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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).

It's a vignette of the best, in the tradition of Ruby Red Flamingo and Tony Tomatoes.

Cheesy, moreish arancini, with a crispy golden, fall-apart breadcrumb crust.

Coccobello Italian Frewville Glen Osmond Road Pizza Pasta Arancini Polenta Dinner Adelaide
Arancini


Coccobello Italian Frewville Glen Osmond Road Pizza Pasta Arancini Polenta Dinner Adelaide
Cheese:Rice


Meaty, umami meatballs on a rich and flavoursome polenta base with the tang of fresh tomato from sugo.

Coccobello Italian Frewville Glen Osmond Road Pizza Pasta Arancini Polenta Dinner Adelaide
Meatballs and Polenta


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.

Coccobello Italian Frewville Glen Osmond Road Pizza Pasta Arancini Polenta Dinner Adelaide
Seafood Pizza


Coccobello Italian Frewville Glen Osmond Road Pizza Pasta Arancini Polenta Dinner Adelaide
Pizza Margherita with fior di latte


Coccobello Italian Frewville Glen Osmond Road Pizza Pasta Arancini Polenta Dinner Adelaide
Pizza Bianchina


Coccobello Italian Frewville Glen Osmond Road Pizza Pasta Arancini Polenta Dinner Adelaide
Pizza Bianchina (Five Cheeses)


Coccobello Italian Frewville Glen Osmond Road Pizza Pasta Arancini Polenta Dinner Adelaide
Prosciutto Pizza


Perfectly formed, pillowy, handmade gnocchi with pine nuts in a decadent sauce.

Hand Made Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola, Spinach and Walnut
Hand Made Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola, Spinach and Walnut


Crunchy rough-cut potatoes, almost translucent at the edges, with a perfectly cooked, well-rested steak, complete with charred grill marks, accompanied by a red wine jus.

Coccobello Italian Frewville Glen Osmond Road Pizza Pasta Arancini Polenta Dinner Adelaide
Beef Tagliata


Coccobello Italian Frewville Glen Osmond Road Pizza Pasta Arancini Polenta Dinner Adelaide
Crunchy Potatoes


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.

Coccobello Italian Frewville Glen Osmond Road Pizza Pasta Arancini Polenta Dinner Adelaide
Crab Linguine


Delicious.

The menu also features a large range of drinks including Italian beer and wine.
Coccobello Italian Frewville Glen Osmond Road Pizza Pasta Arancini Polenta Dinner Adelaide
"Baladin Nazionale Birra Artigianale"


Coccobello is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 5.30pm and for lunch on Fridays from 12 to 2.30pm
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Why? For Fine Italian Cuisine
When: Two dinner seatings per night and lunch on fridays
Phone: (08) 7225 9599
Where: 209 Glen Osmond Rd, Frewville, SA
Cost: ~$24 a main
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