An Aperol Spritz and a wood fired pizza in the Summer. Yep, can’t get much better than that!
Jamie’s Italian Canberra quickly worked it’s way into my family’s hearts ever since it first opened back in November 2013.
With a prime position in the Canberra Centre on Bunda Street, Jamie’s Italian is the perfect place for a mid-shopping pit stop, or an evening out. With beautiful room-height windows and impressive lofty ceilings, the restaurant is full of a welcoming atmosphere. When the weather is warm you can also enjoy the rustic Italian food al fresco on the terrace, washed down with a glass of Italian wine or a cocktail in the sunshine. Who doesn’t love that?
On a recent summer evening, I had a craving for pizza and with Jamie’s Italian having recently updated their menu and installing a pizza oven, I knew I had to try it out and I was not disappointed!
The new pizza oven has allowed Jamie to jazz up his offerings in time for summer. So, in addition to the old faves, the menu presented these pizzalicious artisan selections:
MARGHERITA – San Marzano tomatoes, baby mozzarella & basil
ITALIAN HOT – Artisanal salami, spicy meatballs, jalapeño chillies & mozzarella
FUNGHI MISTI – Wild & field mushrooms, Parmesan, smoked mozzarella & thyme
CHICKEN PIZZAIOLA – Free-range poached chicken, Gaeta olives, capers, roasted sun-dried tomatoes & creamy mozzarella
PROSCIUTTO & ROCKET – Baby mozzarella, fresh Italian prosciutto, rocket, caramelised onions & Tuscan pecorino
We leaped at the opportunity to try the Hot Italian. As soon as it hit the table we knew it was going to be delicious, with the unique smoky smell of toasted dough and sizzling cheese wafting through the air. Paired with the oh so Italo-chic summer drink Aperol Spritz – (Frizzante with Aperol), my pizza craving was well and truly satisfied.
The pizza is a perfect addition to the Jamie’s Italian Canberra and good for sharing and I think it is going to be part of my new standard order when there next with the family (which, I assure you, will be sometime soon!).
Canberra Centre – 125 Bunda Street Civic ACT 2600
*Sophia dined as a guest of Jamie’s Italian Canberra and thoroughly enjoyed her meal however all opinions remain her own.