L’angolo Bistro means ‘the angle’ in Italian, as the restaurant is right on the corner of the building in Hamilton Harbour. I was invited to attend a tasting event last night. L’angolo Bistro menu consists of authentic traditional dishes, as well as more modern interpretations. They also try to use fresh and organic ingredients where possible, this includes pizza dough from organic flour and a selection of organic and biodynamic wines.
I settled into the comfy bench seats and here’s what we tasted:
Anchovies marinated in a Chardonnay Vinegar, with breadcrumb and Fior di Latte – fresh and not at all fishy as I was expecting!
Deep Fried Baby Calamari served with Basil Pesto Mayo and Lime – tender sticks of calamari that were cooked just right.
Delicious tomatoey meatballs made using grandma’s recipe.
An authentic thin pizza base – pizza with mozzarella, Italian pistachios, grated zucchini, diced tomatoes, parma prosciutto and shaved grana.
Risotto with prawns and asparagus in a lobster bisque – was impressively presented and cooked to al dente.
Homemade mushroom and spinach lasagna with black truffle bechamel.
My personal favourite of the night was tagliatelle with marinated quails, pancetta and Sardinian Mirto. The homemade saffron egg pasta was divine.
By this stage I was getting close to full, and the pork belly came in a close second favourite. The crispy skin was perfect (hint: turn it upside to cut it) and it was served with truffle mashed potato and mushroom sauce.
The Italian Dark Chocolate and Almond Tarte reminded me an American brownie.
The Traditional Italian doughnuts were filled with a delightful Chantilly Cream and served with hot chocolate.
And lastly, there was just enough room to pop in a decadent Italian Chocolate Truffle filled with pistachios and walnuts.
The menu includes many gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free options.
Overall I was impressed by the quality and variety of dishes we were served.
L’angolo Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while also offering a small aperitvo menu in keeping with the Italian lifestyle.
T04, Hamilton Harbour,
Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton
Thank you L’angolo Bistro for inviting me to be a guest at your restaurant.