Lunch at Molto Italian on the Kingston Foreshore was a lovely immersion into one of the most popular cuisines—Italian! With Molto’s firm believe in simplicity and respect for good produce, my afternoon was filled with deliciousness.
Carlo Tosolini who head’s Molto, describes each dish as it was served, enticing me to dig in. But what caught my eye was that every dish presented had a circular theme, either in the way it was prepared or plated, creating a sense of completeness if you know what I mean. I love circles and found the presentation welcoming.
My mini food escapade began with a plate of cured meat (fennel salami and prosciutto) and crispy fried pizza dough. Cured for twenty-four months, the Italian prosciutto was full of flavour and wasn’t too salty which was great!
Up next was basil cured ocean trout with pickled cucumber and burrata served with roasted beetroot, IGP balsamic and hazelnuts. I had never tasted burrata till that afternoon and found it was a curious combination of sturdiness and softness. Burrata was first made a hundred years ago and is still made by hand to have an outer shell that is solid mozzarella and its inside containing stracciatella and cream—giving it a buttery texture. It was rich and lovely when paired with the tartness of the balsamic.
It was time for pizza. The dough at Molto is proved for forty-eight hours and paired with San Marzano tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella delivered weekly from Italy. I like my pizza vibrant in colour and I was not disappointed. My favourite out of the pizzas I had that afternoon was the Salsicce which was topped with Italian sausage, broccoli and black olives. Yum!
Molto Italian is located at 43 Eastlake Parade, Kingston Foreshore.
Travel and Beyond were guests at Molto Italian. All opinions are our own.