Re­ally au­then­tic Ital­ian cui­sine

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food - with Belinda Cipri­ano

DAVVERO (mean­ing re­ally in Ital­ian) Caffè e Cucina is where the Hamp­tons meets Italy.

Tucked away in Floreat Fo­rum and neigh­bour­ing The Boule­vard Ho­tel, it of­fers din­ers the re­laxed at­mos­phere and clas­sic style of the Hamp­tons with au­then­tic Ital­ian fare.

Pop­ping in for the first time for lunch, it was time to in­dulge in the good stuff.

First up we tried the moz­zarella di bu­fala, San Daniele pro­sciutto, cherry to­ma­toes and fried Coc­coli ($26), and some br­uschetta al po­modoro e mor­tadella ($16).

Dis­clo­sure – I could eat this type of food all day long – there is noth­ing bet­ter than graz­ing.

A beau­ti­ful ball of moz­zarella and thinly sliced layer of pro­sciutto driz­zled in EVO gets me every sin­gle time.

In fact, if I stopped here I would have walked out com­pletely sat­is­fied; it was the per­fect start.

Next, and from what I can gather no longer on the menu, a de­li­cious cheese souf­flé with lash­ings of pureed pump­kin.

Light and fluffy with a sharp­ness so de­light­ful, it was beau­ti­fully bal­anced by the pump­kin and was def­i­nite favourite of the meal.

For mains it was the Tagli­ata alla Toscana and with owner Chris­tiano Fraulini hail­ing from Tus­cany, there’s no way they could mess this dish up.

Too full for dessert, that’s where I left it, but I will be back to try out the break­fast.

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