Blending the best of local produce with authentic Italian cooking, Tazio satisfies families and gourmet diners alike.
The dining room possesses a warm familial atmosphere perfect for imbibing in generous Italian hospitality.
Polpette di nonna – Pork & veal meatballs with fresh young basil & parmesan; Calamari fritti – Lightly floured with an olive oil, chilli and red wine vinegar dressing
Traditional comfort-food classics, both the Calamari fritti and the Polpette were beautiful. Each morsel was sufficiently seasoned and flavoursome.
Pesce - Salmon with orange and fennel salad
The quality of the salmon was exemplary. The skin was perfectly seared to be very crisp while the flesh was delicate and moist. We loved how it was cooked simply, allowing the natural subtle sweetness of the salmon to be enjoyed. The salad was fresh and brought together harmoniously by the tangy dressing.
Bistecca – 300g Scotch fillet with roast garlic mash potato, baby carrots, green beans, shallots and a red wine jus
The succulent (and very generous piece of) steak was well cooked with the adorning strip of fat providing an additional indulgent burst of flavour. The luxurious red wine jus added a delightful savouriness to the steak which enlivened the relatively heavy dish.
Mini banana pizza with custard, praline and vanilla bean ice cream
A trio of desserts were a stunning end to what was a fabulous dinner.
Hazelnut and toffee parfait with rose Persian fairy floss and a hazelnut cream
While everything was absolutely delicious, the Hazelnut and toffee parfait was of particular note. Featuring a vibrant combination of flavours, the parfait had a pleasant balance with the sweetness of the toffee blending well with the flavour and texture of the hazelnut and melt in your mouth morsels of mellow and creamy white chocolate.
Coffee panna cotta with chocolate soil
The Coffee panna cotta was another decadent must have. Possessing complexity with a pronounced sour "twang" courtesy of being made from good quality yogurt, the panna cotta was silky smooth and just barely holding its shape.
Tazio impresses with the freshness of its ingredients and the quality of its service. Highly recommended for a place to take that special someone or perhaps the family for the perfect treat.
Location: 66 Flinders Lane Melbourne,
Phone: 03 9654 9119
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Cocktails
Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Tazio.