For us non-Italians, Cucina means kitchen. I first wrote of another Cucina when I dined at Enoteca Cucina over a year ago. That was one of my favourite Italian restaurants, and I now come to expect premium traditional food when I dine at such Italian kitchens.
Milano Cucina doesn't disappoint in that regard. Located in the popular dining precinct of Hutt St in the city, it is well worth a visit. The menu has a wide variety of options, but my personal opinion is that you can never go wrong with good quality pizza and pasta for lunch or dinner. If it suits you, they also serve breakfast seven days a week.
For entree, my partner and I shared a dish of Formaggio alla Griglia, put simply it was grilled haloumi cheese with pear, rocket, and an olive oil balsamic glaze. For mains, we shared the Palazzo Sfroza pizza and a ragu fettuccine pasta. Both were very satisfying, especially the pasta which was very hearty, and the meat was so tender, it just melted in my mouth.
Formaggio alla Griglia - Chargrilled haloumi cheese, pear, rocket, walnut, shaved parmesan, olive oil and balsamic glaze
This all looks very nice and appealing... A Mother's Milk on Unley Rd, also do a pear and rocket salad. It's a pear, blue cheese and rocket salad with a vino cotto dressing, with walnuts, too. It's very nice, although I did hear the establishment described once as 'rocket cafe', because the salad has alot of rocket in it. We've been making versions of this salad at home, ever since we tried it there. Great coffee there too, by the way. Oh and their apple crumble cake was pretty good as well.