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Friday, November 19, 2004

Alio, Surry Hills

EDIT: Alio has closed

Just off the main drag of Crown Street and Cleveland Streets, Alio is modern warm furnishing with funky circle cut-out dividers adding a 70s-style feel.

Service was attentive, napery was crisp, and the sound of cutlery and conversation was appropriately muted.

Standouts here were definitely the fried zucchini flowers and the pappardelle with prawns. The zucchini batter was crisp, the goats cheese contrasted sharply, and the crab sauce was divine. The flavour of crab was amazingly intense--I was tempted the lick my plate clean.

We also really enjoyed the pappardelle which were smooth ribbons bathed in a tasty sauce, and covered with juicy fresh bursting-with-flavour prawns.

Complimentary potato and leek soup

Fettuccine with spicy sausage, tomato and basil $17.00

Salad of pear, witlof and gorgonzola with a verjuice dressing and walnuts $17.00

Deep fried zucchini flowers filled with blue swimmer crab, goats cheese and semi-dried tomatoes $18.00

Organic chicken in a fragrant broth with baby spring vegetables served Bolito Misto style with traditional accompaniments $28.00

Char-grilled 400g rib eye of beef with porcini and field mushrooms $35.00

Pappardelle with king prawns and a pernod sauce $27.00

5 Baptist Street, Surry Hills
Tel: 02 8394 9368
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