Now, what better way to start the first review of the year than to blog about a meal with the very person that's encouraged me back on the flog scene?
So Thanh (@ieatthereforeiam) recently invited me to try Etto - a new pasta place in South Melbourne. Located in Clarendon Centre, Etto has a pretty relaxed feel to it, with bright coloured chairs and a tiled feature wall reminding me of an argyle sweater I used to wear (now where did that sweater go..)
The concept for Etto is fairly straightforward. Choose your sauce, choose your pasta, grab a drink, pay, and have a seat on one of those funky chairs while you wait for your pasta to be prepared.
Etto has six types of pasta and hand-makes three types in store daily - the spaghetti, fusili and rigatoni. The sauces are split into three types - tomato, al crudo and cream.
We decided to try the smoked salmon and roasted capers with spaghetti ($13), black truffle and salami linguini ($13), wagyu meatball polpette with pappardelle ($12) and a side of italian slaw ($5).
All in all, great food, fun and relaxed ambiance and very decently priced. I know where i'll be going back to for my next pasta-fix.
Thanh and I dined courtesy of Etto.