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Monday, September 27, 2010

Restaurant: la citta (Melbourne, Australia)

The newest restaurant in Degraves Street was where we had our first meal in the city of Melbourne.  Its cozy ambiance and familiar European menu (we were craving for pasta!) charmed us as we eased ourselves slowly into our short getaway.  An hour after arrival at the airport and checking in of our hotel, we wanted something friendly, relaxed and delicious for lunch.  la citta did not disappoint.
la citta (Melbourne, Australia)

I love their chandelier--dainty, pretty and pinkish red!

la citta (Melbourne, Australia)

As if we were fated to eat here, la citta offers lunch special everyday.  A bowl of pasta and a glass of wine for only AUD$18.50.  They had two kinds of pasta to choose from so my Husband and I tried both.

la citta (Melbourne, Australia)

They have a whole range of wines but my Husband and I just had a glass of white.  It was a great way to celebrate being in Melbourne once again.  "Cheers to being here!", was what we said when our drinks arrived.

la citta (Melbourne, Australia)

We had heavy breakfast that morning so we weren't really hungry yet.  We didn't order any entrees anymore as I would like some room for dessert later.

I had the Fusili in Mussels, Tomato, Garlic and Chili.  Mussels were exquisitely cooked and tasted fresh. 

la citta (Melbourne, Australia)

The Husband had the simpler dish, Linguini in Tomato, Garlic and Chili.  This had big chunks of garlic which I like.

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Both dishes were good.  The pasta were perfectly cooked and flavourful and not too hot (there was chili). I liked the portion of their serving--European indeed!--just enough to keep you full and satisfied.

A Wife's Charmed Life visited la citta as an anonymous guest on 15 September 2010.

la citta

11 Degraves St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
(03) 9014 8824
(03) 9014 8825

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