Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Zero95 Wood Fire Pizza Bar, Doncaster East MELB

The first time I walked pass this restaurant, I was taken aback by how busy it was - fully seated tables, waiting staff twirling past diners as they attempt to deliver food to the table and a small queue building up at their door.

My curiosity was peaked by the thought of how an Italian establishment became so popular in the neighbourhood, considering that it is an Asian dominated suburb. And so, I dialed in and made dinner reservations.

Zero 95 special pizza - fior di latte, figs, gorgonzola, walnuts, prosiutto and balsamic vinegar reduction. Pizzas may range from $23 to $28 for a medium sized version that can feed 2 to 3 people. The pizza base was very light and thinly rolled which allowed it to retain a good amount of liquid from the figs and cheese. I can easily polish off one pizza myself and found it hard to stay away from reaching out for subsequent slices.

Salina - truffle paste base, fior di latte, mushroom and prosciutto. The truffle paste was truly sensational and paired well with the generous slices of button mushroom spread across the pizza. The addition of prosciutto gave the dish a meaty type of savoury taste on the palate which, thankfully, did not overpower the subtle flavours from the truffle and mushroom.

Tagliolini prawns - black prawns with cherry tomato and pistachio pesto. Can't decline a nutty pesto sauce that had generously coated every strand of pasta. Bonus points for having fresh prawns too!

Cannoli Siciliani filled with ricotta mousse, cinnamon, chocolate and cherries - did not see any cherries which may have been replaced by the chopped pistachio. The ricotta cheese was certainly freshly prepared and was not overly moorish at all. Highly recommend ordering this dessert for a lighter way to end the meal.

Zero95 Wood Fire Pizza Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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