André’s Cucina & Polenta Bar
  • 94 Frome St,
    Adelaide, SA
  • (08) 8224 0004,
  • Lunch Tue-Sat 11.30am-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 5.30pm-10pm

André’s Cucina & Polenta Bar

Originally it was all about polenta, but Andre's is now as versatile as any Italian-accented kitchen, left in capable hands while its founder focuses on his new pasta and dessert business. Try the carpaccio, a staple favourite, or the consigli - hand-scrawled recommendations on the blackboard. In moody, muted lighting, with the vibe like a party in full swing, Andre's dapper staff work tight spaces between tables. Capably matched to an Italo-Australian wine-list, the five-course Menu Fisso (chef's choice) is compulsory for bigger tables. A small team in the kitchen cleverly balances textures (scatterings of pistachio, cress, micro mint) and flavours (swordfish carpaccio still discernible despite anchovy and pickled spring onion). Salsa verde adds a grassy zing to roasted chickpeas with pork medallions. For a light and multifaceted finish, try the cheesecake log with toasted cornflake crumble, raspberry sorbet, lemon and blueberries.

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At a glance

  • Price:
  • E $13-$26

    M $30-$42

    D $7-$16


  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Patricia Strecksuss


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