Walk in to this pizzeria e cuccina and walk in to descend on the Spanish steps of Rome. BJ deCastro's custom made painting adorns the wall, however is void of any people with the exception of a few. Italy 528 aspires to fill its restaurant, like its steps, full of people to enjoy their food.
The modern fit out is homely, with family portraits lining the fireplace mantle. The white walls and high ceiling do wonders for the acoustics.
This casual suburban eatery is a hit among locals for its traditional dishes and use of seasonal produce.
Staff are warm and welcoming and prove helpful in guiding you through the pizza dominant menu - there are more than 20 varieties to choose from!
There is a sense of familiarity, yet nuance about this place. Italy 528 is sure climbing the ranks of my favourite dining locale.
Eat: The a la carte menu is well balanced with Antipasti ($8-22), Le Pizze ($13-23), and Insalte ($8-15). Artisan favourite, Pizza Daniele ($19) is recommended. Ask to hear the pasta (imported from Italy) dishes of the day, it will be worth your while. If dining in is not your thing, there is an equally impressive takeaway menu. Fancy a glass of vino with your pizza? Enjoy both for $25 from Tuesday-Thursday. Leave room for dessert and expect Italian favourites rich in cultural history.
|The menu which also serves as a place mat.|
Fiore di latte, roasted pumpkin, rocket, goat's cheese and pine nuts