A trattoria in NoHo
Hobart’s Italian Club has opened its doors and
kitchen to visitors.
With an autograph in the guest book, the
uninitiated can gain entry to Hobart’s newest trattoria.
In the style of cultural and service clubs around
this land, replete with fluros and red-checked tablecloths, the
Australian-Italian Club is now serving inexpensive home-style meals to the
The Two Girls took Gore Grind Devote out for tea
and this is what we ate:
Antipasto Misto with parma ham, salami, bocconcini,
olives, sundried tomatoes and bread, small, $9.50.
Gnocci con Pollo, Pancetta, Spinaci e Panna, main
Ravioli di Carne con Sugo Napoletano e Parmiggiano,
entrée size, $10.50.
Risotto di Pollo Pesto e Zucca al Forno, entrée
Semifreddo al Caffe, a coffee mouse served with
whipped cream, $8.50.
Torta di Ricotta, traditional Italian ricotta
cheese cake, $9.50.
Chocolate Cake, $9.50.
We drank $7
Coronas, house Sauvignon Blanc and an Italian Prosecco for $6.50 a glass.
With the gnocci and the chocolate cake, The Two
Girls decided Gore Grind chose best. We both bags the gnocci next time.
The trattoria has been open only a few weeks and is
getting on its feet. Like a good wine, this establishment is going to develop
over time. There is already tremendous good will. It’s not possible to fault
the attentive and totally engaged staff who go out of their way to be of
Tip: Apparently a trattoria is
somewhere in between a restaurant and an osteria. We’re no experts but for a
review on Hobart’s osteria have a look here.
What we loved about the Italian Club was eating a
comforting meal, in a casual setting and getting a bill that didn’t break the
The Italian Club’s trattoria should be a real
alternative to the cheap eats you can find on the Elizabeth Street main strip.
We reckon, give it a whirl.
|Papa, Alessandro Casti |
|Nonno, Pasquale Palermo|
Open for dinner Thursday and Friday nights from 6
pm until coffee.
The Hobart Australian-Italian Club is located at 77
Federal Street, North Hobart.
Find their fledgling Facebook page here