There are other items on the menu other than pizza and pasta, vialis 40mg of course. But you should definitely order pizza just for the entertainment value. Watch your dinner being cooked inside an azure blue wood-fired oven and then whipped out onto your table all piping hot and bubbling.
Mozzarella Bar is family-friendly for several reasons. There’s plenty of room to park a pram or draw up a high chair and the handsome decor means you feel like you’re at a proper restaurant! They are open for breakfast, mind lunch and dinner and the kitchen doesn’t stop – which means you can rock up for a 5pm dinner like we did.
The benefit of having a super-early dinner at Mozzarella Bar was that the food arrived super-quick. The kids shared a classic margherita pizza from the kids menu ($10) while T and I tucked into the Napoli pizza with San Marzano Tomato, fior di latte, anchovies, olives, chilli ($18) and Papardelle Salsicce with Italian pork Sausage ragu, peas and tomato ($22).
Both of the pizzas had thin, bubbly charred bases and a satisfying stretch to them. However, they all suffered from a sogginess problem. I don’t think this was due to an overload of topping and more likely the result of overstretching the dough. Perhaps a bit more time in the oven could help too.
The pasta was well executed though the ragu was a touch too sweet for my palate. The pappardelle had been cooked properly and large chunks of pork meatball were scattered throughout. A hearty and satisfying dish.
For dessert we tried the tiramisu ($12). This was a disappointing dish, a large unrefined brick of stodgy mascarpone, dry savoie biscuits and general lack of subtlety in the flavours. The kids loved it though and they tackled it with gusto.
Overall Mozzarella Bar was a relaxed and comfortable dining experience. Despite the dishes not being absolutely perfect we’re likely to return because it’s close to home and the most authentic Italian pizza we’ve experienced in the west so far. Note though given the sogginess factor I don’t recommend getting these pizzas takeaway as it wouldn’t likely survive the trip.Features:
- pram access;
- high chairs;
- kids menu; and
- standard menu suitable for kids.