Tuesday 26 July 2011

Gina’s Italian Kitchen, Auckland

We had another good meal out at Gina’s Italian Kitchen in Symonds Street last night; this was our second time in a few months. The restaurant was full, had a great vibe and was true to their description on their website:

You want quiet darling? Then you'll have to go elsewhere because we don't do quiet. At Gina's you will enjoy wonderful Italian food in a joyful and lively atmosphere that is unmatched in Auckland.

I had the Fettuccine Mari e Monti with prawns, chicken, mushroom in a tinted marsala cream sauce, roasted walnuts & Truffle oil topped with pecorino cheese. This was very flavoursome and whilst rich it wasn’t so overbearing that I didn’t enjoy every mouthful.

Jane had the T-bone steak special and she had it cooked to whatever the chef recommended, which was a little too blue for her. The steak was huge and did have a nice char-grilled flavour however it was a little tough.

Other people in our group had the Lasagne, which they absolutely loved, and a couple of pizzas that also seemed to be very well received.

For dessert I had the Tortino al Cioccolato dark chocolate mini-cake made with real dark chocolate, walnuts with a delicious dark chocolate runny centre, served slightly warm with Kohu Road vanilla ice-cream. This was excellent and I would definitely order this again. The Tiramisu was also very well received and a decent portion.

A good evening out and we’ll be back.

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