Sometimes you just need to get away from work and go out with good company for some good food. Delissio restaurant and bar in Curtin is tucked away in quiet suburbia and it was only serendipitous that I found this place years ago when my friend got lost and we happen to drive past it.
Sichuan calamari with mandarin aioli, pickled cucumer and radish salad ($14.00)– it was a bit salty but had lots of flavours of different spices and it went well with the roquette and salad.
Duck bruschetta ($10.00) Nothing too special but the duck was tender.
Fritii vedura lightly fried vegetable fritters with haloumi, cumin and shallots, side of cucumber yoghurt ($8.00) delicious fritters but I couldn’t tell that there was haloumi inside.
Linguine pollo formaggio chicken breast with chilli, garlic, onion, spinach, fresh tomato and ricotta ($19.00) lots of chilli today which my friend loved but maybe too much for some other people.
Linguine oceana prawns, calamari, market fresh fish, mussels and scallops, garlic, parsley, tomato with a hint of chilli ($24.00) I try to order different things when I come here but this is a dish I always come back to and sometimes will even crave for.
Blackboard special- Black forest meringue ($14.00) We weren’t planning on getting dessert but I was able to convince my friends to share this one with me. This was rather disappointing, you can’t just add cherries (they tasted like they were from a can) and then call it black forest. The meringue was really hard and it shattered everywhere when we eventually cut through it, it wasn’t chewy and soft at all, although the chocolate mousse chunks was nice.
I come here for the good food (I also love their pizza and reef and beef), the atmosphere during a birthday, but not for the service (and I do understand they get very busy and it’s not always bad). During the lunch service I found the service pretty inattentive given the amount of people in the restaurant and the two waitresses spent more time talking to each other than seeing our waving arms to get their attention. They are lucky that I enjoy the food so much to keep coming back.
Venue: Delissio Restaurant and Bar
Address: 83 Theodore St, Curtin
Phone: (02) 6282 0855