The restaurants and bars down in Kingsford are a lot more lively than you’d expect of a weekday night. Perhaps its the nature of the area, filled with uni students. Or perhaps is because it’s a spot saturated with great eats. Regardless of the reason, it’s clear that the locals know where to go for a good bite. And Mamma Teresa’s seems to be a popular the pick, a cosy Italian restaurant sitting on the busy strip that is Anzac Parade.
There’s a nice homely feel to the restaurant, the double sided menu offering a range of choices, although from what we can see it’s the pizzas and pastas that everyone’s here for.
We thought we’d try the pasta for entree, but if you’re a fan of pesto pasta, you’ll want to have this for a main. It’s a generous serve, but we have no trouble licking the bowl clean from the super creamy and moreish pesto sauce that coats the pasta.
And generous serves seem to be a consistent theme with the Chicken Cacciatore, a large piece of chicken breast cooked with roasted capsicum, spanish onion, mushroom in a traditional Napolitana sauce.
The Veal Saltimbocca is something different, thin slices of veal in a white wine sauce, with layers of smoked ham and melty mozzarella cheese sandwiched between. A tasty dose of Napolitana Sauce completes the meal, along with sweet crunch of the fresh veggies in the side salad.
If you’re ordering dessert, make sure you share! We were super impressed by the enormity of the slab of tiramisu, served with two scoops of gelato. And it’s not just about size either, it’s super creamy and rich, without being too sweet.
For something not so heavy, go for the passionfruit cheesecake. It’s a great balance between the tartness of passionfruit balanced and the sweet, creamy cheesecake.