Great food, great service, with the added plus of the river view. Who knew breakfast could be so good?
Sensational! Benny and I had been invited to Tutto Bene to sample its new breakfast menu and we were totally blown away by some amazing food. Indeed “tutto bene” is Italian for “everything’s good” – a totally accurate description of our experience.
We have dined at Tutto Bene on several occasions – the restaurant has been at Southbank for more than ten years – and we have very fond memories, particularly of its risotto. Recently reopened after extensive renovations, Tutto Bene now offers breakfast as well as lunch and dinner.
Head chef Nathan Scarfo is a second generation Italian-Australian who is passionate about fresh seasonal ingredients and superb Italian produce. So what do Italians have for breakfast? According to Nathan, they are generally on the go, so they grab a coffee plus a little something that is fast to prepare and fast to eat. Maybe savoury, maybe sweet. In Italy the main emphasis is on lunch and dinner, so breakfast is generally a light affair.
However just because speed is of the essence does not mean that quality is compromised…