Tipico (Invited)

Friday, November 09, 2018 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Tipico is a brand new Italian casual dining opened in Windsor by Andrea Da Como's fiancee. The man behind D.O.C., Baby, Builders Arms Hotel. His fiancee loves to shopped in Milan and he find him self exploring the city than he got the idea to open Tipico - a dry polished pizza and cocktail bar. He partnered up with Marco Scalisi (Ti Amo, Swillhouse Group, Tokyo Tina) to make the concept comes to life in 2018.

I was so impressed by the venue it self, from the outside it look so classy with dim lighting and mix of round and rectangle table. Open kitchen as well as bars, it screams modern and luxurious but still casual. Glad news for parents, they welcome kids and they do have high chairs. They also have kids menu which my kid enjoyed so much, cause even I like it.

We started with a glass of sweet moscato from Italy, I could come back just for this baby and two starters; Salumi Misti - daily selection of cured meats (24) add buffalo mozzarella ($8) and Kingfish Crudo - raw kingfish - orange dressing, dill ($22). I wanted the liver pate but they run out of it on that day. We cleaned out the platter so quickly and did not leave any single thing. Buffalo mozzarella was on point, a lil bit of skin on the outside then super fluffy creamy inside with salty fatty cured meats. The best. Plus it's served with fried pizza dough, that reminded me of Indonesian fried cake called cakwe and it's super delicious. Orange dressings on the kingfish was much stronger than what I tasted around Melbourne, at first I was a bit conflicted whether I like it that way or not but towards the end, especially after the cured meats, I like the extra freshness it provides to the dish.



Tagliolini - spanner crab, cherry tomato, chilli ($34). Love this dish to the moon and back. The majority of spanner crab pasta in Melbourne is made in red sauce but this dish is different and I honestly prefer it this way. Cause you can taste the freshness and juiciness of the crab with lighter sauce. The chilli was mild, just nice for a lil bit of punch to lifted up the dish but overall I can't stop eating the pasta it self. Al dente and tasty on it's own, I can eat the pasta just with olive oil and a lil bit of garlic and salt.


Funghi & Speck Pizza - fior di latte, forest mushroom, speck, thyme, brie ($24). The game changer in this pizza is brie, that's what make me order this pizza. My love for brie is not something I hide, that's my favourite kind of cheese, next to buffalo mozzarella. The pizza dough has a lil bit crunchiness on the crust but so soft, melt in your mouth towards the middle. Love it. The toppings was just nice, plenty but not too overwhelming. I ate this pizza for breakfast the very next day and I still love it.



Pannacotta - buffalo milk pannacotta, caramel Thyme ($14). Of course I ordered pannacotta, that's so predictable right? But I seriously can't help my self. I would like the pannacotta to be a lil bit creamier in taste but lighter in texture but overall I like the concept of buffalo milk pannacotta with caramel. Simple but the flavour works.

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Tipico
+6139089 0768
242 High St
Windsor VIC 3181
https://tipico.melbourne/

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