Giuseppe, Arnaldo & Sons has been inspired by a vision of a third millennium Roman-style trattoria (usually an inexpensive or informal restaurant or cafe specializing in Italian dishes), to illustrate a contemporary idea of Rome within the heart of Melbourne.
We had lunch at Giuseppe, Arnaldo & Sons (GAS), located at Crown Casino on Sunday. The place is very dark… black walls, very dim lighting and all the waiters were wearing deli-look white coats (almost looking like doctors). I recommend that you go early as GAS do not take bookings and this place is always packed. Fortunately, we got a table after a 5 mins wait.
As soon as we sat down, we were offered iced water or sparkling mineral water. Next, came the freshly cut bread (grisini, ciabata and turkish bread), accompanied by extra virgin olive oil and freshly cracked pepper. We could see them cutting the bread around the bakery corner. Oh ask for seconds… they don’t mind lol.
These are what we ate:
Mom had “Clams Casino” Tiny Clams, Surf Clams, Perriwinkles, Guanciale, Chickory, Hot Ciabata.
Aunt had Risotto “ala Milanese”, Saffron, Pork Sausage, Bone Narrow
I had this extraordinary surprise… Spaghetti “Arrabiata”, Crab, Tomato, Chilli, Baked in a Paper Bag
My cousin had “La Tagliata” 250 Chargrilled Hereford/Angus Rib Eye Sliced, Rocket, Green Peppercorn, Chilli and Spring Onions. (photo was taken as it was too dark but according to my cousin, “it so good”. lol)
We were so full but my cousin insisted that he has some dessert, cannelloni…. yummy! (photo not taken but trust me, it was good). Also, I love how they serve their coffee in red cup and saucer.