Sydney's Darling Harbour complex is a shopping and restaurant mecca and the epicentre of big events, cultural festivals and on weekends is always buzzing with activity.
Crinitis, Italian Restaurant has one of its five restaurants on level two and has great views from the outside seating making it an easy choice for a lunchtime visit. The first thing we noticed was whole peppers going into the wood fire to be roasted so we were looking forward to see the menu offerings.
We were shown to a table over looking the spectacular view of Sydney Harbour and across at Cockle Bay Wharf and settled in with an order of Corona beer for drinks.
The menu has a huge selection of entrees, mains – including seafood, steaks, burgers, wood fired pizzas, desserts and drinks. This restaurant has the trendy touches as well as authentic Italian items, such as, milk shakes and smoothies served in jars, giant sized cocktails designed to share, food served on planks and one to three metre long pizzas.
Our choice was a Suprema pizza to share for $30 which was topped with double smoked ham, pancetta, salame, roasted capsicum (which we had just seen these going into the fire), mushrooms, mozzarella, olives and red onions to share.
Before long it was delivered to the table freshly baked, oozing with melted mozzarella on a pizza paddle and place on top of a stand for us to share. We couldn't wait to tuck in!
The food was excellent, good quality and value for money and the service was good, however, it was not in peak patronage to determine whether this is always the case.
For a Monday, the place had a wonderful vibe to it and we noticed a variety of other diners comprising of business men, groups of woman and families who had ordered pizza, antipasto platters, salad, and drinks all looking mouth watering which made me wish that I had re thought my choice of Corona for a drink. Next time.
Monday-Thursday and Sunday 11:30am - 10:30pm Friday and Saturday 11:30am - 11:30pm