Sicily Pizzeria e Bar - New Italian in the East End

Sicily Pizzeria e Bar - 292 Rundle Street, Adelaide SA 5000

One cool night in-between outings we (Amanda and friends) stop in at Sicily Pizzeria e Bar to warm up and take the edge off our empty stomachs. Five of us arrive without a booking, and we think that the packed venue might not be able to squeeze us in but within seconds the friendly servers were ushering us towards the back of the room to a nice big table. Located on a corner meant that two sides of the venue were enclosed by windows which made for a nice outlook, along with full view of the hustle and bustle of the bar and pizza oven.

Sasizza Catanisi $16
The 'Sasizza Catanisi' was a Sicilian pork and fennel sausage skewer served with caponata. The coiled sausage was a great starter and sharing dish. The sausage meat was very tender and full of the great fennel flavour we were hoping for. The caponata (traditional Sicilian eggplant side dish) brought even more flavour and was a great saucy accompaniment to enjoy with the sausage. If you can't handle too much salt or oil it's probably not going to be your favourite dish but we loved the moreish flavours and satisfaction it gave our cold and empty stomachs!

Etna Pizza $24
We couldn't visit Sicily and not try one of their wood oven pizzas. We ordered the 'Etna Pizza' topped with San Marzano Pomodoro, Fior di Latte, Casalingo Salami with fresh hot chilli. The entire group loved this pizza. I especially love San Marzano tomatoes as they are always that much sweeter, and less acidic than other varieties. This worked really well here with the mild spice of the salami and heat from the fresh hot chilli (that was served separately). The pizza base is very thin but didn't become soggy in the centre as can be the case with most thin style pizzas. Maybe due to not over doing the toppings, or a secret to the dough making... we don't know but we were impressed!  Finishing with a good sized puffy crust that had a winning chew we yearn for, it was happy times around this table!

Pondering the menu with an Italian Red Wine
We were delighted with the pizza and sausage dish we tried tonight and enjoyed the space and warmth the wood oven provided. The meals were served promptly, which is what we were looking for on this occasion, as we had other commitments to get to. We look forward to returning for a more leisurely visit and getting through more of the menu.

Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly: Lots of great vegetarian options.
Child Friendly: Yes - everyone loves pizza right?!

Ambiance: 5/5 - Cool interior, warm, inviting and a great view of the action at the bar and pizza oven.
Service: 4/5 - Overall good friendly table service apart from one server who cleared my plate while I was still chewing on my last bite of sausage!
Food: 9/10 - We enjoyed the two dishes we had tonight and look forward to trying more.

In total OTCB gives Sicily Pizzeria e Bar 18/20 chops On The Chopping Board.

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