I've been wanting to come here ever since I saw the pasta in a cheese wheel, but this place isn't on the way to uni and outside of the city, so not super convenient to get to. Decided to come here to celebrate end of exams (since I had time to trek to food places outside the CBD). Most of the items on the menu are vegetarian, so this would make a good place for vegetarians who find there aren't many restaurants out there.
Cheese w/ 2 sides-$22
Sheep milk cheese, zucchini fritters, roast pumpkin w/ candied walnuts
The one time I forgot to take a photo of the menu but I need it...I forgot the technical name for the sheep's milk cheese since it was a special that week. It's a massive chunk of cheese, and if you do order a cheese I would suggest to only order one pasta. The cheese had a harder texture but still strong in flavour, like a cheddar cheese but not as 'sharp' tasting. I'm no cheese connoisseur, but this cheese was quite nice. The zucchini fritters were surprisingly good as well. They were fried well without being oily and inside was filled with a good balance of zucchini and stuffing. I was expecting the pumpkin to be a bit bigger, but the candied walnuts gave s nice crunch and added sweetness without being too sweet.
Cacio e Pepe: salt, pepper, olive oil and parsley in a pecorino cheese wheel-$20
Love how there's a whole cheese wheel where the pasta is swirled, so there's even more cheese from the cheese wheel in the pasta. It's got a nice cheesiness in it without being overly creamy. Pasta was cooked al dente and very simple to let the flavours of the cheese come through.
Gnocchi buffalo ricotta gnocchi with a napolitana sauce-$20
This gnocchi was more dense, I would've preferred it to be more fluffy. The ricotta helped give it a slight creaminess. The same wasn't too tomatoey or acidic. Again, clean and simple flavours. We couldn't finish the pasta or gnocchi since the dishes look small but the cheese fills you up really quickly.
downstairs looks small and crowded but there's more seating upstairs