It's funny how two places with 'Mad' are next to each other-Mad Pizza E Bar and Mad Mex. I think this place is ideal for groups, since when we were there, there were also 2 other large groups.
Rocket & Parmesan: Salad Of Wild Baby Rocket w/ Pine Nuts, Parmesan & Balsamic Dressing-$12
Lamb, Chickpea & Feta: Light & Tasty Salad Of Braised Lamb Shank, Chickpea, Feta & Roast Pumpkin w/ Spinach & Lemon Dressing-$18.5
Was hoping for more pine nuts in the rocket and parmesan salad, and a bit more dressing. The lamb salad was surpassingly delicious, with tender bits of lamb, and quite a lot of toppings inside. More expensive for a salad, but the flavours work well and was well dressed.
Rigatoni Chicken Boscaiola: Rigatoni Pasta w/ Chicken Breast, Mushrooms, Bacon, Pea's & White Wine Cream Sauce-$18.5
Tagliatelle Siciliano: Tagiatelle Pasta w/ Sicilian Style Summer Eggplant & Tomato Sauce w/ Shaved Parmesan, Spinach & Basil-$16.5
The chicken pasta was recommended by a friend, and it was really nice! Not overly creamy like a typical white sauce pasta, but also had good bits of flavouring from the meat. The tomato sauce based pasta was a bit more bland, and there wasn't as much sauce.
Fungi: Sliced Mushrooms, Rosemary & Feta On A White Sauce Base Topped w/ Rocket Leaves & White Truffle Oil (normal base)
I really like the flavour of this, although some people had saltier bits of cheese. There was a good amount of flavour from the truffle oil, and decent bits of mushroom. Was hoping for a more cheese though. The pizza bas is thin enough without being floppy.
Tuscan: Shredded Lamb Shanks From Victoria, Baby Spinach, Red Onion, Garden Peas, Basil, Feta, Garlic & Lemon (Romano/herb base)-$23.5
The herbier base gave it some flavour, but the lamb as this was a bit drier and tender as the lamb from the salad.
Chocolate brownie, espresso gelato, popcorn
Complimentary dessert for the table since I made a booking with Dimmi. I was worried about the chocolate being really heavy, but this dessert was surprisingly not sweet. The gelato had a really good depth of coffee flavour, and the dark choc in the brownie also helped halt the sweetness. Service throughout the night was pretty good.