I grew up in Australia the son of Italian immigrants. "Mangia, mangia e mangia" - Eat, eat, come on eat, were my mother's words to me every day as she placed a bowl of spaghetti al pomodoro or parmigiana di melanzane in front of me.
She would then open my school bag to find my lunch uneaten. Crumbed veal cutlets, salami and cheese or fettine alla pizzaiola (veal in a tomato and garlic sauce) was what she usually packed. I was too embarrassed to eat it so I’d go to the canteen like the “Aussie” kids and buy a meat pie or sausage roll dribbling in sauce.
Of course these days things are different and we have seen Australians and in particular Sydney-siders embrace ethnic food concepts and even adapt them to their own style and culture. Café piccolo erko is the place where traditional Australian fare meets traditional Italian cuisine.
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106 Erskineville Road, Erskineville - NSW, 2043
P: 9557 9448
M: 0452 439 811
ABN: 83 467 365 133
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