Scopa – take 2

www.misopeckish.comPlus 1 and I have been back to Scopa several times not intentionally but just happen to be walking past in search for some food.

I do not know what it is but this place, which gives me a good vibe, perhaps it’s the good simple food?  the atmosphere? the location?

Prosciutto Funghi Pizza – asked for some additional extras such as a drizzle of truffle oil in too and they serenade to accommodate my needs at no extra charge.  The addition Of the truffle oil took the pizza the pizza to the next level.  To be honest I was expecting 2-3 slices of prosciutto, however I was surprised that it came with a good serving of prosciutto.  At least one slice of prosciutto per slice of pizza!  Boy was I in heaven.

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Octopus Spaghetti – chianti braised octopus bone marrow chilli lemon gremolata.   Amazing! the octopus was tender.  The sauce was full of flavour in which I was happy to drink if it was a soup.  The pasta is an extruded pasta as opposed to rolled pasta which gives a distinct texture.  Simple and delicious.

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Potato Gnocchi  with wild mushroom ragu, marjoram, truffle paste, toasted hazelnuts, chevre.  The gnocchi was soft and smooth.  Nice rich flavours from the mushroom ragu and truffle paste is one of my favourite combinations which took me to heaven and back.  The foccacia was soft and a good addition to fill the gap I had left in my stomach.

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Parmesan Gelato with vincotto- a very intersting flavour and one which I have never seen before.  I decided to order it over the tiramisu as you can get tiramisu anywhere.    The gelato had a nice gently parmesan cheese flavour which was not overly powering.  One mouthful after another tasting it, swirling it around my mouth and before you know it, it was all gone.   Happy to have more of this.

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Affogato  – Ice cream with a shot of espresso.  Creamy vanilla bean ice cream served with a shot of espresso.  Coffee beans are Gentlemens  coffee beans.

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I like this place, it is relaxed with a changing menu, great pizzas and tasty pasta’s which are both homemade.

Location:  Corner of Ghuznee & Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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