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Scoozi Caffe

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Published July 15th 2012

Located on Rundle Street, in the heart of Adelaide's East End, Scoozi Caffe offers value for money and a relaxed dining experience, while also being a good option for a quick coffee and cake.

Why not give this mint aero mousse cake a go? A layer of mud cake, topped with chocolate mousse, then some delectable ganache and mint aero bit. Delicioso.

While you eat, admire Scoozi's walls that are covered with Italian-style frescoes that you notice more from afar than from up close.

[ADVERT]The menu is good, offering a range of affordable and tasty food, but I almost always get the same thing - ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta cheese tossed with roasted pumpkin, semi-dried tomatoes and spanish onion, garlic and sage in a light rosť sauce. I find it a nice balance between a more tomato based sauce, which can sometimes be a bit bland after a while, and a cream based sauce, where I find that the richness can sometimes make me feel a bit sick afterward.

Scoozi's servings are large, which unfortunately you can't really see in the photos, with the bowls quite deep and almost full to the top.

Scoozi Cafe also offers a function area upstairs that seats up to 70 people if you want to hire for a private occasion. Having been to a friend's birthday dinner there once I can say that it was nice to be in this upstairs area, as it's a bit more secluded and quieter and made the evening special.

In the regular dining areas the vibe is casual. Usually the space is filled with a general hubbub of noise, and there are often families with children too. Sometimes it can be quite loud, so if you're after an intimate chat this probably isn't the place for it. Scoozi feels busy but not stressed, almost carnivalesque in atmosphere, and the wait staff seem conscientious, prompt and friendly.

The relaxed atmosphere is continued in the way that you order food at the back counter and next to the wood-fired pizza oven. If you sit near here you can watch the pizza-man do his thing and gaze into the belly of the oven, watching the flames as they flicker, as I have done on previous occasions.

My partner is usually a bit more adventurous with his ordering than I but he also opted for one of his favourites with the tortellini filled with veal, tossed with mushrooms, leg ham, garlic and parmesan cheese in a light cream sauce.

Our almost empty bowls when we left should tell you that once again we were satisfied with our meals. So, if you're looking for an unpretentious, relaxed Italian meal, or a good coffee why not give Scoozi a go? And as they say in Italy, prego.
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Why? Pig out, Italian style
When: Breakfast Mon-Sat 8am - 11am Sunday 9am - 11am. Lunch 12 - 3pm daily. Dinner Mon-Thurs 5:30pm - 10pm, Fri - Sat 5:30pm - 11pm, and Sunday 5pm - 10pm
Phone: (08) 8232 4733
Where: 272 Rundle St Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: Up to $30 for a main
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