Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Casa di Nico - King Street Wharf

For a large group gathering, we braved Casa di Nico at King Street Wharf (next to Cargo Bar). But as there were quite a few of us, we were spread over 2 long tables. The proximity and the noise level at the restaurant made it slightly more difficult to communicate with those not immediately near you.

The four of us who were closest to each other decided to share a few dishes. For starters, we had a woodfired pizza bread ($11.50). It looked alright and it smelled nice and herby. Unfortunately, it tasted really really bland. Yes it was nice and soft and bread-like, but other than the taste of plain bread, there was nothing to it. The herbs didn't stand out in taste. There was no salt. There was no cheese. Nada.
Woodfired pizza bread - $11.50
A side of greek salad ($10) was ordered with a prawn fettuccine ($28), and two pizzas - the Capricciosa ($26) and the Calzone Salssicia ($26). The prawn fettuccine was probably my favourite of the four items we ordered, and even then, it was rather average. The fettuccine was mixed with a healthy dosage of tomato sauce and an almost undetectable hint of chilli, garlic and basil. Of course, there were king prawns a plenty. The Capricciosa pizza was topped with ham, mushrooms, olives, tomato and artichoke. It wasn't bad pizza, but it wasn't amazing pizza. Likewise, the calzone (folded pizza) was loaded with Italian sausage, olives, spinach, semi-dried tomato and pesto. It was nice and cheesy (unlike the other one) but again, nothing too spectacular. And lastly, the side Greek Salad - though had a healthy heap of cucumber, tomato, red onion, kalamata olives and some scattered fetta, was nothing much to write home about.
Greek Salad - $10

Prawn Fettuccine - $28

Capricciosa pizza - $26

Calzone Salssicia - $26
I also ordered a coffee to finish off the night. The affogato ($7) came with a nice shot of espresso and your normal vanilla icecream ball. 'Twas alright.
Affogato - $7
So all up, food here is pretty average. The waitresses are too busy to provide good attentive service, but I'm sure they kind of try... ish?

Food - 6.5/10
Service - 6.5/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Value for money - 6/10
Overall - 26/40

Casa Di Nico Italian Restaurant
The Promenade, King Street Wharf
Sydney NSW 2000 
Tel: 1300 989 989

1 comment:

Andy said...

I agree that their stuff is a bit bland, like they are trying not to offend anyone. The calzones did it for me though.