Opening the first of it’s kind outside of the UK in Sydney’s 2nd CBD, Jamies Italian Trattoria in Parramatta which promises something a little different. Diners can enjoy a spacious al-fresco dining space which makes the most of its location on the edge of the newly renovated Centenary Square.
Crispy squid & zucchini $14.00
These delightful crisps were perfect to nosh on while we waited for the substantials. Served with a creamy garlic mayo, and seasoned with chopped chilli, parsley & lemon.
Roasted tomato bruschetta $13.50
This was a gorgeous little starter with crunchy garlic rubbed ciabatta adorned with fresh ricotta, then the smokey and sweet roasted tomatoes. Finished with some fresh basil and we’re in heaven.
Tuscan Style Chicken Liver Bruschetta $12.50
Another crispy ciabata, this time with a rich and smooth Italian paté with pancetta, vin santo, chilli and parmesan. One of my favourites of the night.
Sizzling meatballs $12.50
Beef & Veal meatballs with herbs & breadcrumbs, in a sweet spiced tomato & Prosecco sauce with lemon, parsley & Parmesan. The meatballs were bursting with flavour bubbling away in that rich tomato sauce.
Lamb & ricotta ravioli $23.90
Delicate pasta parcels stuffed with braised Aussie lamb, creamy ricotta, lemon, mint & herby breadcrumbs. The pastas are definitely the best thing about Jamies Trattoria, made fresh and turned into the most delicious, comforting plates.
Porcini Fettuccine $22.00
This was a beautiful wholesome pasta dish made with wild mushrooms, mascarpone, garlic, white wine, lemony gremolata, parmesan and herby breadcrumbs. The heavy creamy flavours are the perfect dish for these freezing winter nights.
Truffle Tagliatelle $24.00
By far my favourite dish of the night!. Made incredibly simple, the delicate ribbons of pasta are tossed in a black truffle, butter, parmesan and nutmeg sauce. The rich earthy flavour of the truffle is absolutely mouth watering. My only issue was that I had to share it.
Lamb & salumi spiedini $24.90
A chunky skewer of chargrilled lamb & mortadella. I was surprised to find the hunks of mortatella, only ever having it thinly sliced as a cold cut in the past. However I found it to be really tasty chargrilled. The skewer was served with a fresh and rustic salsa rosso crudo and a minty verde dressing.
An Italian classic done excellently with San Marzano tomatoes, baby mozzarella and fresh basil.
Epic chocolate brownie $10.90
Epic is a very good description for this miracle of chocolate. The brownie was served warm making the centre soft and gooey. Topped with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream then lavished with more hot chocolate sauce and crunchy honeycomb pieces.
Chocolate Pear and Honeycomb Pavlova $8.50
I was surprised and excited to see this Aussie favourite on an Italian menu. The Pav itself had a nice outer crisp with a soft chewy inside. Drizzled with a dark chocolate sauce to finish.
Jamies Italian Trattoria is a fantastic eatery, with a large double story dining area that is spacious yet still intimate. The food is bursting with rich and genuine Italian flavours to please even the most picky of friends, families and kids. A great place for all eating occasions.
Jamies Italian Trattoria
83 Macquarie St (Cnr. Church St)