Chicco Palms - 437 Henley Beach Road, Brooklyn Park SA 50322017 saw the opening of Chicco Palms, a new pasta, pizza and aperitivo bar in the Western suburbs. Personally, we find a good restaurant hard to come by in these suburban parts of Adelaide, so we were excited for Chicco Palms to open here, especially since the owners have a good reputation with other establishments Pizza e Mozzarella Bar and Chicken and Pig, to name a couple.
We arrived on a very busy Saturday night for our 8pm booking. The carpark was full so we had to park in a nearby side street and once we entered we noticed a private function taking up half the restaurant with more people spilling outside. Chicco Palms has a very cool vibe thanks to the fit out with a large wide-spread kitchen including a pizza oven as a feature, great use of Italian branded water bottles along the walls and funky fluro lighting. The menu is concise and easy to read and also has the option for 'feed me' menus for groups.
It doesn't take the 3 of us very long to decide what we will be sharing, despite the boisterous levels of noise from the private function sharing the space. We are not sure if Chicco Palms acoustics are like this on a normal dinner service or whether it is elevated due to the private function but we noticed a table of ladies who took a seat at a table next to us, leave after 10 minutes as they could not cope with the high noise levels. If it is this loud always, then you are either going to love it or hate it...
|Crochette Potato $13|
|Chicken Cotoletta alla Milanese $13|
|Quattro Stagioni Pizza $22|
|Calabrese Mac & Cheese $20|
Chicco Palms does not have a dessert menu but they do have daily dessert specials the server shared with us. On this occasion we decided to escape the chaotic ambiance of the private function still going strong next to us but we would love to try a dessert next time.
Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly: A few vegetarian options (gluten free pizza bases available).
Child Friendly: Definitely - simple tasty food for the kids and lots of noise for them to blend in!
Ambiance: 3.5/5 - Cool, funky fit out, with a casual and relaxed vibe. A tad noisy on this occasion.
Service: 4/5 - Friendly relaxed service.
Food: 8/10 - Great food, make sure you go hungry and wear those stretchy pants!
In total OTCB gives Chicco Palms 15.5/20 chops On The Chopping Board.