Food review

Week 44: Topo Gigio


Topo Gigio in South Yarra was next on the list for Spaghetti Blogenese. This restaurant is a Toorak Road icon, a place which has stood the test of time since first opening in the early 1950’s. After 60 years surely they’ve got it down pat?! I was excited to put their time-honoured spag bol to the test.

To be honest, I was pretty disappointed when it arrived to the table – the dish looked sloppy, evident by the splashes of sauce around the rim of the bowl. Also noted was the pool of watery liquid sitting beneath the spaghetti.

The flavour was OK. There was a nicely developed taste to the sauce, but I felt the balance of meat-to-tomato was slightly off – there could have been more tomato present. I also found this one under-seasoned.

The texture of the pasta was spot on – perfect al dente. As for the sauce, the size of the meat clumps were good – a medium to fine size which I enjoy – but the sauce surrounding was too loose, hence the excess liquid at the bottom.

Overall, this bolognese was just OK – there was certainly no wow factor to it.

Price: $19.90
Score: 13.5/20

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