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Coppa Spuntino, Creek St

Coppa Spuntino, Creek St

| On 04, Jan 2015

I recently tried to get a table for two at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant and was told the wait would be at least an hour. In truth, I wasn’t too upset.

My friend was now wanting Italian food and I’d been wanting to try recently opened restaurant on Creek St. This restaurant was Coppa Spuntino and it was fantastic.

Coppa Spuntino is the latest venture from the brains behind Public and Red Hook. It only occupies a small space on Creek St but it fills this space with delicious smells and a very impressive bar. One section of the drinks menu is devoted entirely to the Italian cocktail, negroni, which mixes gin, Campari and vermouth rosso. As the only negroni’s I’ve ever had were made in the backstreets of Milan and Rome by bartenders who fully embrace the notion of ‘free pour’ I’m extremely keen to try these pimped up and perfected versions.

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Not only are the bartenders at the top of their game, the service is impeccable. Friendly and efficient and ready for a chat, the lovely staff will definitely enhance your experience.

The food menu is short and sweet and offers everything you would need to properly enjoy Italian cooking. There is a short list of pizzas that cover all bases, such as one with pancetta, potato and rosemary or another with sopressa, fiori de latte and mint.

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Boards of fromagi and salumi can also be made to order with a short range of cheese and cured meats on offer. The salumi board is worth getting just for the house pickles alone.

The Spuntino menu offers small dishes or ‘snacks’ such as pork meatballs rich with pecorino and studded with fennel. On a bed of roasted fennel and served with some chunky tomato sauce, these meatballs are light, pink and delicious.

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Another standout dish was the stuffed baby squid with Salsiccia and caponata. There is nothing better than perfectly cooked squid that is still tender and cuts under your knife like butter. Add some sausage and the stewed eggplant and I’ll start singing ‘All My Favourite Things’.

Whatever you order, whether it be the gnocchi with kale, which are little clouds of heaven, or the octopus and chorizo salad, again showing Coppa’s expertise when it comes to cooking seafood, every dish will be delicious and thoroughly enjoyed.

So when your craving for Italian food kicks in, keep in mind Coppa Spuntino. Every element of the restaurant has been created with care, from the detailed yet simple drinks menu to the food menu of stylish and luscious dishes.

 

THE DETAILS

Who Coppa Spuntino

Where Shop 4, 88 Creek St, Brisbane

More Information Visit their website