Ziggablis Italian Restaurant – Strathpine

Everyone loves a birthday.  Which meant what better way to spend a lazy Sunday lunch than attending an Italian Restaurants Trattoria to celebrate their 13th birthday.

With so many new venues opening around the city, it is easy for us to constantly be visiting somewhere different, something new.   Today we were to be reminded of those who have been around for years and remain successful.With the colours of the Italian flag used in the signage, a popular choice amongst the real Italian Restaurants, one was looking forward to the delights on offer.

In true Trattoria style, long tables were laid out within the restaurant, groups of strangers seated next to each other.    First to come out was the garlic bread.   A beautifully soft, very large slice per person.

And then it began.  At first a couple of large pastas appeared at the table, followed up with a smattering of salads and then the pizzas…..This Italian Salad above was simply superb.   In saying that, all the food was beautifully fresh, no dish was tired or overdone.   Not only superb, this salad was a work of art, encouraging you to eat with your eyes first.  It was almost a shame to destroy it, however with salavia following, one had to test the delights contained upon this plate.

So many different pastas, creamy carbonara to seafood marinara.   And they kept coming, right up until the last person stopped eating.

I will be the first too admit Im not a pizza person. To be honest I would be lucky to have one slice per year, if that.   But, as they say, when in Rome…..

These packed pizzas on an ultra thin base were simply superb.  Tastebuds danced as the juices of these softly handcrafted pizzas filled your mouth.  I do not know how many slices I ate, nor do I know how many different pizzas and pastas there were, however, I do know that after a couple of hours of this continuous meal, we all lost the will to do anything else that day.     Hubby himself, really enjoyed this continuous flow of gastronomic delights.

And then, just in case you still had that square inch of room left in your stomach, out came an alternate drop of dessert, chocolate mousse and baked cheesecake.Now again, Im not a cheesecake fan, however Hubby is a devout cheesecake follower.   Baked is not his first choice.   Today though, one could not help but be impressed by the superb softness of this dessert.  It was incredibly soft and light.   Nothing like your usual shop brought baked cheesecake, definitely one of the nicest I have ever tasted!

With the final dish over, and after a chat with the friendly owner, it was time to move on, if we could!   For their $25 per head birthday special, this had been an awesome lunch experience.

Stop by when in Strathpine, the food here wont disappoint, nor will the friendliness of the staff and if you’re lucky, owner Earl will be on hand to have a chat.

 An one final tip, wear loose fitting clothes!!!

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