Rita Rizk is a Sydney-based journalist. She’s curious about the world, the biggest foodie alive, enjoys the outdoors, and loves music. She’s forever exploring the world. Find her on Instagram at @sydneytastebudz
Published October 14th 2019
Most people want to travel to Italy to experience its lush scenery, hospitable people and delicious food. But now, you don't have to travel across the world to get a taste of traditional Italian cuisine…
Right in the heart of Parramatta, a home-style restaurant, Mille Uno, offers just that – bringing hearty home cooked meals straight to your plate.
Everybody loves Italian cuisine and let's be honest, there's nothing more comforting than a creamy pasta or a woodfire pizza. Mille Uno has a bit of everything, even though it's been around for just under a year, the restaurant is now newly managed by My Kitchen Rules 2018 finalists, Josh and Nic Sama.
The Italian brothers have always dreamt of opening up a restaurant of their own, but when they were given this opportunity, they pounced on it. Now they bring recipes from generations and generations into the kitchen... It's home away from home.
Mille Uno's menu is simple and designed to share. It features all the classic favourites bringing both flavours from the South and North of Italy.
My husband Shaun and I decided to kick off on a fresh note with the popular zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta and the traditional garlic and chilli prawns with sourdough. The prawns were our favourite dish, we just couldn't get past that sauce - turns out it is mum's secret recipe.
From the larger dishes, we were tempted by our personal fave mushroom and parmesan risotto – a dish full of flavour and sure to fill you up.
We also decided to try the slow-cooked lamb ragu pasta which is one of the most in-demand dishes there. I can see why, the full-flavoured ragú of soft and tender braised lamb just melts in your mouth.
And for dessert, we had the classic tiramisu which is a must at any Italian restaurant and the pannacotta drizzled with berries - fresh and tasty.
This affordable restaurant all starts with fresh ingredients and quality.
Mille Uno has created a relaxed atmosphere of sophistication with everything from welcoming interior to gold antique cutlery and a concrete bar - the industrial design has been well thought out.
Not only is it a place for a romantic dinner, but a great spot for workplace lunches and dinner with friends. It's definitely a must-try and the bonus, they're open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.