The best of Italian food (pizza, pasta and gelato) come to Summer Hill

The winning combination of pizza (both the regular pizza base and the charcoal pizza base), pasta and award winning gelato can be found at Da Vinci’s Italian Restaurant at 25 Lackey Street Summer Hill.

On Saturday 30 April 2016, I traveled to Summer Hill to see what all the fuss was about.

For the entree, I had the Scamorza Affumicasta, smoked mozzarella cheese wrapped in pancetta drizzled with balsamic vinegar cream ($9). The beautiful creamy mozzarella was paired well with to the salty pancetta.

The charcoal pizza I tried was the Norma pizza made with a Fior-di latte cheese, deep fried eggplant, shaved salted ricotta and fresh basil ($19). It is also available with a regular pizza base, which is just as tasty.

Charcoal pizza has digestion and health properties. It is made from Petra flour. It contains whole grain, so it’s higher in protein and fibre but lower in carbs. It is also easier for gluten intolerant people to digest. It’s very light so you don’t feel bloated.

The second pizza I tried had a regular pizza base and it was the capricciosa pizza. It was made with Fior-di latte cheese, San Daniele prosciutto, champignon mushrooms, artichokes, black olives and boiled egg ($24). A ‘supreme’ type of pizza with a great combination of flavours. The pizza base is made with Italy’s best flour called Petra flour, which makes the pizza light and crispy. The prosciutto was plentiful and the mozzarella was light and creamy. The slight bitterness of the black olives and artichokes complimented the mushrooms and boiled egg well.

Whether you try the regular pizza base or the charcoal pizza base, both are delicious, light and indisquishable in taste. There is a choice of three pizzas with a charcoal pizza base that can also be ordered with a regular pizza base.

For dessert, you can’t leave without trying their award winning gelato made with lemon zest with figs and dark chocolate at Gelatony which is at the back of Da Vinci’s Italian Restaurant. It won a judges special mention at the Asia Pacific finals (20-22 March 2015) of the World Gelato Tour. Another highly recommended ice-cream is the croccantino made from roasted almonds, whisky and rum.

Regardless of what you order, the food is amazing, the service is very hospitable and atmosphere is relaxing.

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