6-8 Falcon Street
Crows Nest NSW 2065
(02) 9906 6630
Lunch for 2: Traditional meat lasagne and fettuccine carbonara.
Verdict: More than just take-away gelato, this restaurant offers some hearty pasta dishes that will satisfy.
I must have passed this restaurant a hundred times but I’ve never made it past the gelato cart at the front entrance. With its proximity to the Crows Nest basketball courts, I’m sure I’m not the only would-be basketballer who has justified a scoop or two of chocolate hazelnut or rum and raisin – yum!
On a lazy Saturday afternoon, hubby and I wander in here in search of a late lunch / early dinner. It was one of those funny in between times that you experience when jet-lagged. We are quite restrained and only order a pasta each. I opt for the lasagne because the menu says it is home made, and I’m in the mood for a hearty dish. Hubby loves carbonara but it isn’t on the menu; the kitchen however, obliges and makes him one.
My lasagne is just what I was hoping for. There is something about the mixture of meaty tomato sauce with a creamy cheese topping and soft folds of fresh pasta that makes this a great comfort food. As for the special request carbonara, the sauce is deliciously light and not heavy with cream, and I prefer it this way.
We are both satisfied with our meals, and enjoy the quiet ambience of having the restaurant mostly to ourselves. There is another table enjoying coffee with a slice of afternoon tea cake and the occasional father and son wander in to take away cones of gelato. As for value, we think our pastas are slightly overpriced but not unreasonable. As for service, we think Bravo Trattoria shouldn’t change a thing.