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Grilled deboned quail, radicchio, grappa, chilli, honey
With Italian soul and a taste for international flavours, Martini Ristorante brings to Norwood a unique dining experience full of creative cuisine. Casual yet sophisticated, Martini Ristorante uses fine, delicate touches in layout, lighting and design to create an intimate ambiance with Mediterranean panache. Using South Australia’s renowned fresh seasonal produce whenever possible, the menu highlights contemporary dishes from Italy’s various regions – think risotto mare e monte with chorizo, prawns, chicken, mussels, peas and saffron rice; as well as housemade gnocchi with gorgonzola, pine nuts, spinach and cracked pepper. For the ultimate experience, the Chef’s table degustation offers a series of courses to share; while dessert lovers may indulge with limoncello cream curd and meringue.
A few words from Martini Ristorante
Owner, Larry Piscioneri has a passion for cooking that stems from a childhood filled with good food, most of which was homemade or homegrown. Larry stated, "I believe my passion for cooking and the love I have for my restaurant, slowly influences my staff, all of whom come to love Martini Ristorante as much as I do."
Larry started his career as an apprentice chef at Da Clemente in Rundle Street in 1986. Since the start of his career he has built on the knowledge of what it is to be a chef and had learned the core processes of professional kitchens and how to run it smoothly, but most of all he was able to use his creativity to create a menu that speaks of his Italian heritage, but incorporates a modern twist that keeps his customers coming back for more.
Martini's menu consists of the basics of most Italian menus; antipasto, assaggi, pizze, pasta, secondi e dolci. Each one of these sections consists of old-fashioned dishes with a modern flavour. Martini's menu, despite representing the authentic flavours of Italy as a whole, Larry often finds himself leaning towards his Southern Italian heritage.
Despite the reasonably sized menu, offering tasty treats for a food lovers palate, it is not uncommon for a regular customer to walk in, bypass the friendly staff and go straight to the heart of the kitchen and ask "what's the specialty of the day?" This is referred to as a Chef's Table; a dining experience that stems from Larry's loyal following of food enthusiasts, but is open to all patrons and is Martini's most popular style of dining. The Chef's Table is a unique degustation style of dining, where guests are presented with a variety of platters to share. This allows the kitchen to cook with fresh ingredients and a creative flare, often boasting unique dishes that are not featured on the a la carte menu. The most satisfying part is that no one knows (not even the kitchen) what is going to be served, so it offers guests the chance to sit back and enjoy a glass of wine from the extensive wine list while basking in the company of family and friends.
Martini Ristorante is a rustic, yet modern restaurant, serving authentic Italian food, using fresh raw ingredients and adding a few extras to bring to Adelaide a quality dining experience
Martini Ristorante is delighted to present the newly established ‘Martini Function Room'. The team at Martini's has on offer a modern attractive function room with its own private bar. The Martini Room is loaded with AV features ranging from stereo, iPod, DVD player, plasma TV, projector to microphone.
We can cater for your next function from birthdays, christenings, weddings, cocktail parties through to a private dinner with family, friends or business.
The room seats 80 people for a dining experience or 120 for a stand up cocktail style event. Stand out from the crowd, impress your friends and have your next function at Martini's and allow our team to make your next event something special.
59a The Parade, Norwood 5067 SA - See Map
Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Amex, Eftpos
Seats: 150 Chef: Larry Piscioneri
- Up to 85 Guests
- Birthday Party
- Dinner Party