Melt CBD - your tastebuds will

Melt pizzeria - 38 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

As a part of Mushroom Mania 2014 Mirko and I (Camellia) were invited to dine out at a venue of our choice and indulge in a dish with one prerequisite: mushrooms.

After many google searches scouring menus for fungal additions we settled on Melt in the CBD as they boasted both a salad and pizza containing our dark dwelling friends (you'd be surprised at how hard it was to find mushrooms when you need to).

We initially thought we wouldn't write a post about mushroom mania, (obviously since you're reading this I ate my words) but we were both so impressed with the taste and quality of food at Melt that we decided to review it on its own. I'm just rambling now but the point in mentioning Mushroom Mania is to explain that we aren't just mushroom obsessed weirdos.

Adelaide, Melt CBD, Rocket & Mushroom Salad
Rocket & Mushroom Salad

For starter we ordered a rocket and mushroom salad, with asiago cheese. This was abundant in rocket with thinly sliced raw button mushrooms throughout. The salad was simply dressed, seasoned well and covered in a delicate blanket of asiago cheese.

Adelaide, Melt CBD, Funghi Pizza
Funghi Pizza (watercress brushed aside)

Next we shared a pizza, the "Funghi", aptly named it contained assorted mushrooms, fior di latte cheese, truffle oil and boasted a glorious runny egg cooked right in to the center (please, do try this at home). I'm not normally one for eggs on pizza but this was amazing, no rubberiness of the white and the runny indulgent yolk filled the first bite. This was the perfect accompaniment to earthy truffle and savoury seasoned mushroom (channeling breakfast, oh yeah). The pizza was also garnished with watercress and another snowfall of bitey cheese which was a nice contrast to the richness, but didn't meld well with my food photo obsession i.e. not pretty enough for instagram.

We washed the meal down with a bottle of Pinot Noir and ended up staying too late to have dessert (dammit, there was dessert pizza). But overall I really enjoyed the atmosphere and table service; we had the same waiter for the whole night who was delightful and attentive and I found the restaurant to be spacious yet still cozy and charming.

I would definitely recommend Melt as a great location for family and friend dinners, dates or group occasions. It's very affordable while maintaining all the class of Waymouth Street dining.

Camellia gives Melt CBD 17/20 Chops on The Chopping Board.

Service: 4/5
Atmosphere: 4.5/5
Food: 8.5/10

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