Eat'aliano by Pino (Invited)

Friday, June 03, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Eat'aliano by Pino is owned by the same person as La Svolta. Pino Russo and his team wanted to bring authentic homey traditional Italian food to Prahran. Pino him self has been working numerous years on Italian cuisine and ready to present a brand new and well refined menu to the people. His vision was to bring the fresh flavours of his homeland to Australia, he wanted to showcase his secret recipes passed down by Mammas, Nonnas, Papas and Nonnos. 

I was invited by Helen Reizer to Eat'aliano by Pino launching night. The restaurant it self is accessible by public transport; 10 minutes walking distances from Prahran, tram also available as well as street parking. The restaurant it self is charming, cozy and well decorated with an open kitchen where all the actions are displayed. Stylish modern decor with modern artwork, hanging planter boxes, timber tables, naked light bulbs, plants and tiles are a beautiful combination. Pino brings the wood fire oven from Italy and it can cook pizza within 50 seconds. We started the event with first class cocktails by top 10 bartenders from Italy.

Fior di Latte Mozzarella - prosciutto crudo and pizza fritta ($ 26.5). The buffalo mozarella was amazing, I love it so much and could eat it any day. Highly recommended.

Cured meats with celery, parmesan and olive oil. Another dish I highly recommended. Saltier than the last dish but have a nice texture to it. Love it.

Polipo e Patate - octopus, potatoes salad seasoned with extra virgin oil and int of truffle oil ($10). A combination I like, creamy soft and tasty potato with well seasoned octopus.

Calamari Fritti - deep fry calamari rings with mayonnaise and lemon zest ($15). My favourite and must order at an Italian restaurant. Perfectly cooked and well seasoned.

La Montanara - deep fried pizza dough topped with napoli sauce, D.O.P grana padano cheese and fresh basil ($15). The dough was so fluffy and airy topped with fresh napoli sauce, simple but delicious.

Marinara Pizza - S Marzano tomato, garlic, oregano ($15). The pizza was thin and crispy yet still moist. Pretty enjoyable with the fresh ingredients on top.

Parmigiana Pizza - S Mazano tomato, eggplant, parmigiano, cherry tomato and fresh basil ($17.5). Just like the previous pizza. The fresh ingredients really shine, I don't mind being vegetarian at all if all vegetarian food taste like this.

Gnocchi Alla Zucca, Amaretti e Pistachio - homemade gnocchi with pumpkin and ginger sauce, topped with crushed pistacchio, amaretti and pecorino cheese ($24). The gnocchi was partnered well with pumpkin and ginger. The pistachio added a nice crunchy texture to the dish. I just wish it was a bit softer creating a melt in your mouth moment.

Carre di Agnello Con Verdure - sous vide lamb rack with pan fried baby vegetables ($36). The lamb was tender and well seasoned, there are no lamb smell which I highly appreciate.

By this time, there were a lot of people for the next session which is the party session already arrived so we have to wrap things up and join the party. I love Italian dessert, I'm so curious with their tiramisu and pannacotta. Oh well, I have to come back for them. Overall, it was a great dinner with great companion. I also get to meet Pino him self, his partner Alessio Alia and Jessica from My Kitchen Rules 2016. Another great event, good job Helen!

Eat'aliano by Pino Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Monday: 11.30am-3pm
Tuesday-Friday: 11.30am-3pm & 5.30pm-10pm
Saturday-Sunday: 5.30am-10pm

Eat'aliano by Pino
120 High St
Windsor, VIC 3181