Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ciao Italia

*Editted* This post was actually written way before I went to Adelaide and Melbourne. I'm back from holidays now. :)

I'm supposed to lie on my bed and sleep now as I have to catch a flight to Adelaide early in the morning tomorrow. However, I decided to write another post before I sleep.

Ciao Italia, Perth.

About 3 or 4 weeks back, Chris brought me and Brendon (a friend of Chris) to Ciao Italia before he left for Singapore. Ciao Italia is one of the most famous restaurants in Perth. And to be exact, I think it is the famous Italian restaurant in Perth. I am ashamed of myself simply because that was my first visit there after staying in Perth for almost 4 years! I have to thanks Chris for taking me there.

Just a small restaurant.

As early as 5:45p.m., you can see that the restaurant were already packed with people. For your information, the restaurant only opens at 5p.m.

Queue up, please.

This restaurant is so famous that it doesn't take any reservations. So, take note! You'll just have to queue up and wait for a place. I suggest those who wish to dine-in to arrive early.

Moscato from Brown Brothers.

Earlier before the dinner, Chris bought a bottle of Moscato. He highly recommends this wine to everyone. For those who loves sweet white wine, you'll love this.

Garlic bread.

To start off with our meal, we ordered a serve of garlic bread. This garlic bread was way above my expectations. Unlike other garlic bread, all the surface of the bread was generously spreaded with garlic butter.

Marinara Spaghetti.

Here comes the main dish; Marinara Spaghetti. Again, this was another high quality food. I had never tasted any spaghetti which is as good as this. It was quite a large portion with all the fresh seafood such as the squids, mussels, prawns and fish. The spaghetti sauce wasn't those ordinary type. It's just too delicious to describe using words. I give this spaghetti a rating of 4.5/5 stars.

Chilli Mussels.

Next up, Chilli Mussels. Many in Perth know that Conca's has one of the best chilli mussels. However, I can tell everyone that the chilli mussels here can compete with those in Conca's. The mussels were fresh and quite huge. Seafood is all about freshness, don't you reckon? Therefore, I prefer the mussels here.

Two dishes, three persons.

I would love to try the pizza there but since we doubted we can finish all the food, we only ordered two dishes. We didn't manage to finish all the food though.

Look at these! Slurppp!

In this restaurant, you must be prepared to finish your food as soon as possible. They have limited place to accomodate everyone. Thus, they'll politely "chase" you out from the restaurant when you tend to just sit there and chit chat.

Tiramisu.

Now, this dessert is dedicated to Mei Yen as she's a fan of Tiramisu. At first, I thought, it's just another piece of Tiramisu. But no! I was totally wrong!

The best Tiramisu.

When it was fed into my mouth, I almost shouted "one more piece please". Gosh! That was one of the best cakes I have tasted so far. The texture was just right and it wasn't too dry. It's not cheap though with a price of Aud$7.50 per piece. Despite that, I strongly recommend this to everyone. You won't be disappointed with the quality of this Tiramisu.

Flat White with Tiramisu.

Chris and Brendon ordered a cup of Flat White each. How enjoy, right?

The three of us really had a wonderful dinner that night with all the delicious food, friendly staff and great atmosphere. I'll definitely come back to this restaurant again. ;)

The address?
Ciao Italia
273 Mill Point Road,
South Perth, Cnr Douglas Ave.
Phone: 9368 5500

Trading hours?

Open everyday except Sunday and Monday
5p.m. to 10p.m.

P/s: I just came back from my holidays. Apologise to everyone for not giving any notice about my trip to Melbourne and Adelaide for my holidays.
P/s/s: Stay tuned for my posts on my holidays.

22 comments:

wonda said...

Wah, so hardworking and so "ada hati" (translate it into Hokkien please) to think of your blogger friends. Have an enjoyable holiday! Is that you in the picture? Can't recognise you now.

Shionge said...

What a wonderful virtual trip Kok and sure is busy huh? I'll have a go if ever I visit perth ekekek....

Enjoy yr trip!

Kok said...

Aunty Alice: Actually this is an outdated post. I already come back from holidays loh. So, I'm not "ada hati" to think of my blogger friends loh. Sorry...

Yea, that's me in the picture. Why can't recognise oh? Become too ugly is it? haha

shionge: Must come to this place if you ever come to visit Perth. I can gurantee you that you won't regret for that. :)

I came back from my trip liao. hehe.

Dancing Queen said...

OK, now blog about Adelaide & Melbourne. :)

Kok said...

dancing queen,
Need to recharge battery first. Tomorrow I blog ok?:)

wmw said...

Mmmm....tiramisu that good eh??? Waiting to read about your holiday.

Dr ve Thru said...

Kok, I ditto dancing queen's comment. :))
I want you to try hard to make me miss Melbourne until I cry! Hahaha.

FireHorse said...

Looks like you are having a good holiday!!!

MeiyeN said...

sobz... how could you to tempt me that way!!!!!! :( i want, i want!!! i want that tiramisu!!!!

wonda said...

Still got holiday mah! Enjoy it while you can. Wah! You have become handsome like Lat. BTW, Ilene got a maid for her mom and not for herself.

yenjai.net said...

Wah... again all the food ...

mott said...

ha ha ha...

I remember ciao italia...i agree, it has the best mussels ever!

sigh..i miss it!

Muminmiri said...

Oh my goodness, I am all for that Tiramisu cake... I think I can almost taste it already :)

Xiu Long Bao said...

mmm....mmmm....food looks nice, makes me wan to have italian food tonite! Looks like u had a great holiday :)

Jane said...

tiramitsu looks good! and the marinara looks delicious!!! feel like trying a mouthful already =P

cc said...

Wow, the garlic bread looks so great! I want a piece! :)

Kok said...

wmw: That Tiramisu is absolutely delicious! I'm looking for my next piece of that. :P The holiday post is up.

Aunty Judy: Alamak! You look too high on me. I'm not good in words till can make you cry lah. haha!

firehorse: Where're you now? Glad to hear from you. I'm having a great holidays now. I hope you do, too!:)

meiyen: haha! I would love to bring a piece for you if I can. But I don't know how to leh. If you can think of a way to bring it back to you, I'll get it for you. :) Worse come to worse, come to Perth for honeymoon next year!

Aunty Alice: Aiks? Me not handsome one lah. Some more, getting fatter liao I guess. haha! Yameh? I thought Ilene is staying with her mum?

yenjai: No choice lah. Getting good food is one of the most enjoying stuff in life, don't you reckon? haha!

mott: Wah, you were in Perth before?

Ciao Italia nice right?

Come to Perth for holidays lah. Then we can jalan-jalan cari makan. :P

mum in miri: Like I told meiyen, I couldn't post or bring the Tiramisu to all of you lah. If can, I wanna share it with everyone. Good stuff must share mah, right? Come to Perth to taste it yourself if you have chance. I can guarantee you that you will like that.

xiu long bao: So did you have Italian for dinner? No books = enjoying holidays. haha!

Jane: Tiramisu...THE BEST! haha! If you have chance, come and try it yourself. You'll definitely love it. :)

Kok said...

cc,
You can have more than one piece. I belanja you! :P

Kleio the Muse said...

My god! that Tiramisu is to-die-for *Drool*. Tiramisu's my fav kind of cake ya know.

Kok said...

kleio,
It's really a slice of high quality tiramisu. That's your favourite cake? Hmm... next time if have chance, then I belanja you makan lah. ;)

Kleio the Muse said...

Yay, Kok you are the greatest. See, told ya you are sweet ;)

Kok said...

kleio,
Nolah. A piece of tiramisu cake only wor. Greatest? hehe.

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