Bruschetteria Antipasti & Aperitivo Bar
(Shop M1, Elliott Stables)
Auckland City 09-365 1173
- Mon 11:30am – 3 :30pm
- Tues – Sat 11:30am – 10:30pm
- Sun 11:30am – 3:30pm
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Liquor License: Licensed
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
- Wi-Fi: Free
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8 Reviews for Bruschetteria Antipasti & Aperitivo Bar
But this time the service was slack mainly due to a waitress who seemed to have a attitude and the staff behind the bar who were more interested in getting themselves a drink than the customers a drink.
My partner tried to to tell me that i should just leave it but sometimes things have to be said.
I won’t be coming back.
Ate there this evening. Had the pesto, basil and pinenuts crostini and the bruschetta with salami picante, red onion, mushroom, and parmesan. Everything worked from the wine, the beer in a chilled glass, the team, to the ambience. I even enjoyed my brief chat to the couple sitting next to us… Very European feel – oh, and the coffee was Italian and smooth. I will be back. Wonder if tomorrow for brunch is too soon?
If you are going to base a menu on something simple like bruschetta, and charge $19 each, then you have to make sure that top quality ingredients are used. Ripe room temperature tomatoes, full flavoured cheeses and meats. Not the cold, refrigerated, tasteless tomatoes that covered all the bruschetti. The caprese salad was a bowl of the same quartered tomatoes surrounded, strangely, by packet crackers and small pieces of bland sheep’s milk mozzarella. This went straight back as I had specifically asked whether this was made with buffalo mozzarella and the chef said it was. Either he doesn’t know the difference (which is appalling for a supposed Italian bar), or he was lying (just as bad). My tuna bruschetta was very dry, topped with tasteless tomatoes and small pieces of bland mozzarella. I left half uneaten. My partners ham and provolone was ordinary ham, tomatoes, and a small amount of grated cheese. If it was provolone it wasn’t a good one, again bland, we could not work out what it was. Small antipasti plate was ok and partner really liked the accompanying bread. No additional condiments like balsalmic vinegar were offered nor on the table. Service was slow; our drinks order never came; we were charged for the drinks and had to ask for them to be removed from the bill. We did receive an apology from the very nice woman who settled the bill, but unfortunately none of the basics are there. We won’t be returning.
Very much enjoyed my evening here, will be returning soon and looking forward to it! Authentic Italian experience, anyone who says otherwise does not appreciate the true Italian style and probably used to a watered down kiwi version.
…And it came in the water glasses.(The toll glasses they serve water in). No olives in them and it looked just like water.
First I though `Oh, well it tastes Martini anyway` but when We looked at the glass holders above the bar counter and there they are, proper MARTINI GLASSES, they had them, but didn’t serve Martini in them.
So, I asked the waitress to put our Martini into those Martini glasses. She did it for us, but she was grumpy all through with us after. No apology ofcourse. We were pretty miserable sitting there not being cared as a customer.
Food was mediocre, although we only had antipasto platter and caprese salad. good size dish.
we weren’t sure about the waiter vacuming the floor when we were still eating, though.
Maybe it was a real ITALIAN experience after all? I don’t know.
We will not go back there anyway.
There are many other nice places in Elliot Stables.
We sat down in the lovely lounge area and listened to some nice loungey music whilst sippin on a glass of chianti and enjoying the fresh cuisine.
We told the staff that we had to be at a show in 45mins and they said the food be to us in 10mins and it was.!?!
It was my first time trying a bruschetta and it was beautifull. I reccomend this great little restaurant/ bar to anyone that wants to experience something new.:)