We headed down to the south coast for the long weekend and because we arrived late we were going to just order dessert but when I found out that Vicolo weren’t open for lunch, we had to make room in our stomachs and order dinner too.
The bar was well stocked with fresh herbs, fruits and alcohol. We got a gin and tonic and a fruity mocktail and we weren’t disappointed.
When I checked Urbanspoon for a good place to eat in Merimbula, Vicolo had a 100% like rate, not a bad place to start. I heard suggestions to get the pork belly and who doesn’t love pork belly.
Twice cooked pork belly with rosemary honey jus with chat potatoes, red cabbage and onion chilli jam ($29.00) There was a lot of stuff going on on this plate and I couldn’t finish all the vegetables. I was disappointed to find that the skin wasn’t crispy and it was a bit chewy. I would like to think that this was just a ‘bad batch’.
Crab meat, squid, garlic, chilli, white wine and fresh herb linguine ($28.00) It was a huge portion and probably not the most well plated but it was good and we finished every last bit.
Share plate – taste of all desserts ($20.00) Beautifully presented and we didn’t know where to start, so we just started sampling from left to right.
Sorbet– individually scooped and portioned when it was frozen so when it was served, the sorbet really cold and refreshing. The flavours were really good and acted as a good palette cleanser.
Individual tiramisu– this had a reeeeeeally strong coffee taste, almost overwhelming.
Vanilla bean panna cotta with a fruit salad– a perfect wobbly panna cotta with a tasty fruit salad, possibly my favourite dessert on the platter.
Chocolate tart with berry compote– This was a RICH dark chocolate tart. I had to take little bites with panna cotta in between.
With very friendly staff and all the locals eating here, it is a sure sign that this restaurant is doing very well and will prosper in this small coastal town. There were many things I wanted to try on the menu and I hope to come back and get the opportunity to do so.
Address: Shop 6, 11 Merimbula Drive, Merimbula NSW 2548
Phone: (02) 6495 2662