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The Italian, Collin St

Joined Michael for breakfast again this morning. I decided on The Italian, continuing from my Italian themed week last week.

I was a little confused with the entrance, as although the address is 101 Collins st, the entrance is actually from Flinders Lane.  So keep this in mind when you visit.

Listed in the Age good food guide as a 15.5 out is 20, a one hat restaurant. It was a high-end type place, with a nice setting. Breakfast was served in the “bistro section”, located in front of the restaurant proper.

Michael ordered some type of toastie, which looked liked it was served upside down. I ordered the omelette with asparagus and spinach.

Apparently The toastie was good. It actually looked like more of a eggs Benedict without the eggs. ( work that one out !)

I ordered an omelette, with spinach and asparagus.  It was an omelette, that had some cream in it, it seemed like, because it had a creamy texture to it.  It was an enjoyable omelette, if you can say that.  It was different from the many I have had before.  Definitely worth a try if you get the opportunity.

Rating  6.5  Enjoyable.

Sorry, no photo this time around..

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Tazio, Flinders lane

I was walking around, looking for a place to eat.  I was getting hungry, and walked past a few places.  Economy is the key.  Cannot be spending too many dollars every time we go out.  So value is important.

I walked into Tazio, I do not remember seeing this restaurant here before, and, with limited signage, made it hard to spot out.  I don’t often visit this part of town.  Tazio’s is located on Flinders Lane, at the top end, near the corner of Exhibition St.  Some nice restaurants in the area too.

I was on my own, and all they could offer me was a ‘bar’ table.  It really wasn’t a bar table as such, it was a communal table, which actually was a good spot for someone on their own.  The waiter was very accommodating too, and the service was pretty good.

I ordered a beer (italian of course), it was a Forst Beer.  It was a lager, and was extremely refreshing in the weather that we were having.  I enjoyable indeed.  After walking out , I thought it would be a great place to come back simply for a drink, and a chat with some friends.  Good choice of italian beers…mmm, wish I could have another now.

The pizza was a Flavio, it had fior d latte, blue cheese and kipfler potato’s.  Fior di latte is basically a mozzarella made from cow’s milk as opposed to buffalo milk.  The pizza was pretty good, flavoursome, though, it really didn’t do it for me.  It tasted very traditional, thin base, not a heavy amount of topping, though I think a am a fan of tomato on pizza, for which this did not have any.

Overall was a good nite out, nice service, friendly staff, and a reasonable bill at the end ($24.00 for me in the end).  I would recommend this place, good atmosphere, good selection of beers, nice pizza, what more is there to say.