Monday, September 10, 2012

Napoli in Bocca @ Haberfield

Haberfield was introduced to me by a good friend of mine who was also a fellow foodie. In celebration of my birthday, she took me to Napoli in Bocca, a homey, Lady-and-the-Tramp-like restaurant. Three of us went on a Friday night around 7 when the restaurant was fairly free. 

Fresh woodfired pizza!

Half a bottle of wine. The wine here are generally good, even the house reds!

Sorry child :p I wanted a shot of the restaurant. It's quite a cozy place. I love the checkered tablecloths!

Bolognese and lasagna. Simple but delicious. That lasagna is still stuck in my head! Between the layers of soft pasta is an abundant amount of meat, all covered in plenty of sauce. 

Vanilla pannacotta. It didn't quite taste like vanilla but I didn't mind the flavour. My friends, however, were not pleased.

The rest of our dessert - cheesecake and tiramisu. The tiramisu was lovely and sillky. The cheesecake had a strange taste to it. 

This was my second visit. They also have specials on the board if you wan't something different to the usual Italian. 

Patata (potato) pizza! It didn't have any base on it, just cheese, herbs and potatoes but it was delicious enough. For us, it lacked that hit so we had it with some chili. 

Ask for some chili if you want more flavour!

Spaghetti with meatballs. True 'Lady and the Tramp' moment :) The meatballs were well seasoned and tender. I love that they give plenty of sauce so I could mop up the rest with my meatballs. 

In both visits, I left the restaurant happy and content. Normally, I don't crave Italian but after finding this little gem, I am constantly hungry for some quality pasta. Now I'm really keen for Jamie's Italian, which I'm hoping to try really soon!

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