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Millone's Ristorante & Bar

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by Todd Newton (subscribe)
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Published November 16th 2013
A dining scene of Italian and Mediterranean pleasure
Millones Restaurant
Bruschetta


Now I'm no foodie. I don't write many food reviews but I thought I would share my dining experience at Millone's Ristorante & Bar with you all.

I treaded up to the entrance of Millone's at Baulkham Hills. My hand gripped the front door handle and I pushed.

A gush of warm air hit me once I stepped inside. My eyes darted to the left wall of the walkway. A fish tank exhibited many types of fish: swimming in between bubbles.

Millone's Restaurant
Fish Tank at the entrance


I strolled up to the front counter and informed the waitress that I had booked a table.

When we were seated, I noticed an array of memorabilia that was placed around the restaurant. Many in display frames; Sporting Jerseys with player's signatures, racing car helmets and signed photographs of sporting games such as NRL, racing, and cricket.

Millones Restaurant
Signed jerseys around the restaurant


Religious statues of saints and shepherds rested high on the sill above the tables: as if they are watching over guests.

I picked up the menu and read through entrees, mains, desserts, and drinks. I was pleased to know that I could have the meals served gluten free if I wished.

A few minutes later, a waiter approached and asked if we were ready to order from the menu, and if we wanted a drink. I ordered two entrees and a main meal. Our entrees and drinks came after a ten minute wait.

I eyed the piece of bruschetta on the plate. It was well presented. I held the bread in my hands and commenced to eat. The juices of the tomato tasted very fresh, and the flavour of the tomato cubes were well mixed with Mediterranean seasoning on the bread.

The toasted complexion of the bread made it very easy to chew and in a minute, I had finished. But I was still very hungry. It was time for the second entree.

Millones Restaurant
Salt & Pepper Squid


The salt & pepper squid looked appealing to try. So I tasted. Its flavours salivated in my mouth. The crumbed surfaces of the squid gave way to a nice crunch. There were tasty undertones of garlic mixed in the crumbs. A cut lemon and dipping sauce were served as sides. The dipping sauce added, what I would say to be, a sharp (and somewhat tangy) taste to the flavour when dipped.

Once I finished the squid, I only had to wait 10 minutes for our main meal to come out. I wouldn't be surprised if the waiters were observing us for when we finished our entrees: to time when they could get the mains out in a reasonable time. But I would have preferred a bit more time for the entree to sink in.

I ordered the Spaghetti Bolognese: thinking it would be a popular option to write about for this review.

Millones Restaurant
Spaghetti Bolognese


The Bolognese looked so appealing on the plate that I forgot to take a photo of it for this article (the photo above is taken after a few bites). I dived right into the bolognese.

The dish was well flavoured. The mince was well cooked. And I could tell that the cooks had mixed rich seasonings in with the mince. The bolognese was very filling and I could only eat half of the plate

I decided that I couldn't fit any desserts and headed home.


Millones Restaurant
Entrance


Now don't take my review for it. Experience Millone's for yourself. You might decide to try other entrees and mains and find the taste to be delectable.

Many guests have given Millone's a high rating for service, food, and atmosphere on review sites such as Truelocal and Urbanspoon.

Some of the biggest sporting stars have even dined at Millone's including; Australian professional boxer Danny Green, American professional boxer Vic Darchinyan, Jarrod Hayne (Parramatta Eels player), and the NSW State of Origin Team. See here for photographs.

And on a final note, if you are looking for somewhere to hold a Christmas function, consider Millones Ristorante & Bar in Baulkham Hills. They have just put up their own christmas menu with various price packages.
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Why? A great atmosphere to dine.
Phone: 02 8852 9555
Where: Old Northern Road, Baulkham Hills (enter from Hill Street)
Cost: See menu
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