97 Toorak Road, South Yarra
03 9866 5466
- Sauté Di Cozzee
- Tagliatelle Allo Zafferano Con Ragu Di Agnello
- Porchetta Alla Romana
- Tartufata Pizza
It was off to a tasty start with the Sauté Di Cozzee. The generous helping of mussels were cooked in a delicious, fresh tomato base with fennel and and baby spinach. The sweet and tasty sauce was the perfect accompaniment to the fresh mussels.
We also enjoyed the Tagliatelle Allo Zafferano Con Ragu Di Agnello. More simply known as the the lamb ragu, the pasta was simply stunning. With a melt-in-your-mouth softened, the succulent and juicy chunks of lamb was bold on flavour and was nicely paired with fresh, al dente egg pasta. Served with an abundance of crisp, fresh peas and finished in a light yet fragrant white wine sauce, this very appetising pasta was a definite must try.
The highlight of our meal must be the Porchetta. Roasted in old roman style, the amazing cracking surrounding the outer of the pork belly created a satisfying crunch with each bite. Within, the bold, porky flavour we just sensational, made even better thanks to the amazing juiciness and tenderness of the pork itself. While we felt that the sweetness of the apple purée distracted away from the savoury flavours of the porchetta, the fresh, textured shredded brussel sprouts was the perfect accompaniment to the rich, flavoursome pork
Delivered straight from their woodfired oven, the Tartufata was a sight to behold. With a truffle and mushroom cream base, the incredibly flavoursome and very fragrant pizza was made even better thanks to the well-spiced Italian sausage and plenty of porcini mushrooms. With melted fior di latte scattered throughout and toppled with prosciutto, this was an amazing combination of flavour that just kept begging to one more bite. Holding it altogether was the thin, crisp base and a puffy outer crust. Delicious.
As one of the many upmarket Italian eateries dotted along Toorak Road, Ecco certainly not disappoint.
With a true Italian at the helm and sporting a woodfired oven, Ecco dishes up true classics that are bound to satisfy your tastebuds.
Would Penguin Eat Again?
We will certainly be back for more Porchetta!
Penguineats would like to thank owner Patrik for inviting us to Ecco.