Quick Chop! Pepe's Cucina

Pepe Cucina - Burnside Village, 105/447 Portrush Road, Glenside SA 5065

I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to eat at Pepe Cucina, since I (Amanda) am always shopping at Burnside Village. But during my summer holidays I finally had the opportunity to stop in for lunch mid Boxing Day sales (and purchases)!

What I liked about the interior of Pepe's is that there was a lot of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows along one long side of the restaurant, overlooking the alfresco area. Inside the tables were generously spaced, so you were able to have a conversation without feeling like the table next to you could join in! Also, on this occasion my friend could comfortably pull up her baby in a pram next to our table without encroaching on nearby patrons' personal space (unlike Shanghai Tea House situated adjacent to Pepe's who could not accommodate us nor did they attempt to try but we will leave that critique for another time!).

Granchio $29
Feeling like a decent nourishing meal after a long morning shopping, I decided to try the Granchio pasta for lunch. A good sized and neatly presented bowl of Taglierini pasta was presented. It smelled divine as the waitress kindly cracked some black pepper on top and I couldn't wait to get stuck into it.  The thin flat pasta was cooked to al dente retaining good bite and there was plenty of sweet blue swimmer crab meat, all coated in a moreish chilli cream sauce. The chilli, subtle enough that chilli lovers might like a bit more but non-chilli lovers would most likely be able to cope with the dosage. I loved this dish and rate it right up there amongst our other favourite places to enjoy crab pasta including Luigi's Delicatessen.

Overall, I loved my lunch experience at Pepe's today. The service was friendly and attentive, the ambiance was comfortable and relaxing and my pasta delicious. I'll definitely return, I just might find it hard to order something besides the crab pasta as I'm still dreaming about it now!

Pepe Cucina Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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