In the middle of a very busy week, we were really looking forward to the chance to try some authentic Italian pasta, made freshly at Adamo’s in Roseberry!
Our host arranged an amazing tasting menu for us to sample some of their new summer dishes, launching soon, as well as their daily special pasta options, with a dessert to finish! She explained that the dishes made at Adamo’s are very authentically Italian, bringing traditional dishes and flavours to the Sydney dining scene. All of the pasta is artfully and freshly made on-site, which really adds to the dishes.
We started off with the Bruschetta, which was so fresh and flavoursome, and had a generous helping of tomatoes! In particular, the bread was really crispy and didn’t get soggy from the tomato, which we really enjoyed. We especially loved the balsamic on the bottom of the plate, so definitely ask for an extra drizzle on top – it complements the dish nicely.
We then tried the magnificently presented Burratta cheese with spinach, hazelnuts, pomegranate sauce and crispy parmesan cheese. It was such a unique and beautiful dish, with the creaminess of the cheese a perfect pairing with the tart pomegranate, and the spinach adding a savoury note. The crispy parmesan was a great finishing touch, as the contrasting texture cut through the smoothness of the cheese and added an element of intrigue to the dish.
After a brief pause, we moved on to the mains, which were really generously portioned! The highlight for me was the Beef Lasagna, made with Adamo’s freshly house-made flat lasagna sheets. It had the perfect ratio of meat to cheese, sauce and pasta, and was such a hearty and warming dish for a slightly cold day. The tomato based sauce was so rich and tied all the flavours together nicely, and it was truly a delight to eat!
The second main was the Pappardelle with sausage, porcini, chanterelle mushrooms and potatoes. This dish was also quite different, and the pasta was the star of the dish, as the sauce was subtle, and the mushrooms, meat and potatoes complemented the stunning flat pasta! We really enjoyed trying the textured pappardelle, which was also quite filling, so pick the smaller size portion when ordering if you want a lighter lunch.
By this stage, we were so full, and completely out of room for dessert (a rare surprise!) so we grabbed some of Adamo’s cannoli to takeaway for later. We tried one of the ricotta cannoli and one of the ricotta and nutella ones, and both were divine! The exterior pastry was perfectly crisp, and the sweetness and smoothness of the filling leaves you wanting another one after you’ve finished the first.
Adamos has both a wholesale business, where they supply their pasta to many restaurants, and a retail segment, where customers can shop for freshly made pasta products at the front of their store, so if you dine in and love their pasta, you can take it home with you and recreate it for yourself as well. They also have a dine-in section, which is where we sampled their dishes, with ample seating inside, and options to take-away their dishes as well.
For their daily pasta specials, check out the blackboard behind the counter, and you can have a peek at them at the counter before you go up to order if you’re finding it hard to choose. Service was so fast and friendly, and each dish was really well presented, with lots of effort going into styling the dishes and ensuring they look exquisite.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Adamo’s, and will definitely be back to try some of their other pasta dishes, and grab a packet to cook ourselves. You can’t go past their specials of the day and delicious dessert, but their new summer dishes are a unique and delightful treat as well!