It’s been a year since my last visit and admittedly I was a bit hesitant.
I was brought back by another birthday girl and couldn’t bear to say no. We stopped for a quickie and mysteriously got in during the lunch hour.
Woo… and no lines too!
We were given a complimentary bread basket while we grazed over the menu. I found that the bread this time round was a vast improvement since my last visit. Crusty and fragrant with a dash of olive oil and herbs.
The green olives were plump and delicious with the olive tapenade positively moorish.
It is said that the prosciutto has been hand picked by Jamie Oliver himself all the way in northern Italy. Levoni is rumoured to be dedicated to breeding and cultivating livestock of the highest grade up until its slaughter. With that kind of value proposition I couldn’t very well pass it up, now could I?
The prosciutto came salty, supple and gloriously pink. It’s delicious… yes. But it isn’t the best I have ever had but still… Jamie’s is tasty enough.
The salad was similarly tasty but we were disappointed to be only given 3 slices of pear.
The spaghetti bolognese was fairly tasty with the pasta al dente and the bolognese rich and meaty. It just had that distinctive tinned tomato aftertaste that made me smack my lips together in question and ask, “Is that aluminimum I taste?”
I hate to say it but we were very disappointed with the bucatini carbonara. In fact, it was worse compared to my last visit. Not only was it chewy in its state of rigamortis, it was extremely salty and the sauce was very watery. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Jamie’s finest.
Jaime’s Italian again is consistently inconsistent and still maintains the good with the bad. I continue to meet absolute die hard fans and equally, traditionalists who are positively scornful. It’s great place, if you are after something average and for some not-so-authentic Italian in a buzzing atmosphere. It is just hit and miss.
Welcome to Jaime’s Italian, for hits and misses.
107 Pitt Street
02 8240 9000