Bocconcini encapsulates the Italian dining with home-style cooking and Mediterranean hospitality.
With owners Tracy and Fabio’s clear passion for Italian food, the menu is diverse and features many favourites that keep locals coming back for more.
Traditional comfort-food classics, we enjoyed each of our starters. The Caprese was a particularly good start to our meal. The Bufala di Parma mozzarella was feather-light and delicate but yet rich and full of flavour and was further enhanced by the flavours of the fresh basil and tomato.
The Gnocchi Gorgonzola with Spinach and Walnuts was our favourite dish of the night. As with all good gnocchi, it was soft and pillow-like, providing an ideal canvas for the intense Gorgonzola while the walnuts added a wonderful textural element to the dish.
The homemade Pumpkin Ravioli served in Burnt Sage Butter and Pine Nuts was also delicious, featuring a creamy perfectly seasoned pumpkin filling.
Our evening concluded on a decadent high with a trio of delectable desserts. The Panna cotta was a stand out. A texturally perfect rendition, the panna cotta was silky smooth - just barely holding its shape, it was quivering on the plate.
An Italian restaurant with Italian hospitality Bocconcini delivers warm and friendly service and an authentic Italian dining experience which celebrates the smells, taste and comfort of a country-style Italian home.
Location: 241 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick
Phone: (03) 9528 1166
Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Bocconcini.