Located on Kent Street in Sydney’s CBD, the Vicolo Café is a venue with an authentic Italian inspired breakfast and lunch menu that is simple, fresh, and seasonal. They have just launched a new evening menu which will be available exclusively on Friday nights.
We recently took our tastebuds for a ride to Vicolo to sample the new evening menu. It featured house made focaccia, a mix of salumi and formaggi for the table to share, house made baked potato gnocchi, and the delectable house made Tiramisu.
For the entrée, we kicked off with the Fichi, Prosciutto e Gorgonzola (that is, roast figs with gorgonzola cheese wrapped in prosciutto). A mouth-watering start and great contrast to the Nduja e ricotta di bufala – spicy calabrian style salami served with pecorino cheese and truffle honey. A delicious meal with a bit of zest.
This was followed up by the Burrata – creamy Italian cheese served with baby beetroot and toasted almonds. Creamy, crunchy and just scrumptious – it provided the perfect coating to our burning tongues and had us anticipating the main meal ahead.
For the main, we opted for the spaghetti aglio olio e colatura di alici di cetara. This comprised of spaghetti alla chitarra with garlic, chilli and breadcrumbs. A slightly different dish covered in breadcrumbs which provided some crunch to the pasta. It certainly hit the spot and we were officially full.
But there was one more item of business to take care of…dessert. The two options were affogato alla vaniglia and tiramisu – we opted for the latter. The tiramisu was layered with savoiardi biscuits, coffee, and mascarpone. It was very tasty without being oversweet – a lip-smacking way to end the meal.
When you’re next looking to have a drink and bite to share with friends or just a simple pasta, make sure to check Vicolo out.
346–348 Kent St, Sydney