ADELAIDE | I enjoyed a lovely dinner at the super popular Osteria Oggi recently. So popular, in fact, that they were fully booked on a Monday night. Thankfully, dining solo, I was able to grab a seat at the bar for an hour.
The restaurant, opened by somewhat of a hospitality super team in 2015, offers modern Italian food inspired by tradition and seasonality. The beautiful, award winning fit out, suits this philosophy well. The space simultaneously feels modern and traditional.
I went for items that I felt really reflected Oggi’s philosophy, and was very happy with my choices. The spaghetti carbonara with guanciale, cured egg yolk, and pecorino, is a salty (in a good way), creamy indulgence. Another winner is the “Anchovy Soldiers” – cured anchovy fillet on crunchy toast with capers and extra virgin olive oil.
Also worth trying is the dense but not heavy croquette with scamorza, potato and prosciutto. For dessert, the tiramisu affogato with vanilla cream liqueur, chocolate parfait, and coffee anglaise is an interesting and successful take on the classic.
Oggi is a great option for anyone looking for Italian food in the heart of Adelaide. Just be sure to book ahead if you’re intending to dine during peak times, even if you’re dining solo.
76 Pirie Street
South Australia 5000
Mon – Sun: 11:30am to 12:00am