Where there is an Italian restaurant every second number of Norton Street in Leichhardt, I’m really glad to have walked into Moretti.
One word that makes my heart stop. Bresaola. One you try it, you cannot get enough of this cured dried beef.
Order the lamb cutlets, cooked medium rare if you would like to try some of the softest meat you’ll ever taste.
Dressed in an olive oil and parsley sauce, the spaghetti with fresh seafood is simple, satisfying and delicious. Not a single strand of pasta was left behind.
Flying in an authentic woodfire oven from Italy doesn’t automatically guarantee good pizza, but rest assured the pizza crust is thin, wonderfully crispy and the meaty toppings plentiful.
I forgot to ask the waiter to write down the Italian name of this ‘special of the day’ dessert, it was a marzipan chocolate jelly. I don’t why marzipan tastes like ammonia to me so this wasn’t my favourite. Aside from that, it was served with a lovely scoop of vanilla gelato, biscuit crumbs and coffee cream.
I am not the biggest fan of Italian desserts and yet despite my personal bias I still found the space to critique and ‘research’ some at the restaurant. We ate all of the pannacotta, tiramisu and gelato, all nice examples of classic Italian desserts.
I am not Italian but I know when something is watered down/Westernised. I actually really enjoyed the meal at Moretti, I thought everything was cooked very well and tasted authentic and most importantly of all – delizioso!
MsBrulee dined as guests of Moretti. Opinions however are my own.