I was invited to review the new Salt Meats Cheese restaurant in Cronulla with Aidan and we enjoyed a fantastic meal with high quality food. Salt Meats Cheese is a family owned restaurant group, well known for its authentic Italian Menu with a twist.
When we both arrived, the restaurant was buzzing with patrons, happy customers sitting inside and outside, enjoying their meal. The heritage listed building that houses the restaurant has a high ceiling structure and especially enjoyed the open kitchen concept. We were seated right next to the kitchen section, which gave us a look into how the food is prepared.
We expected a bit of a wait when we ordered since the kitchen was very busy, however, our food came out very quickly, which indicates a very well-organized kitchen system. The waitresses are very friendly too and make sure you have everything you need.
Aidan chose a pasta dish with lamb for his main, the Pappardelle All’Agnello (GF) $24. Slow-Cooked lamb leg ragù, thyme, pecorino toscano. The lamb was delicate and plentiful on the plate. With the right balance of cheese, which is a firm-textured ewe’s milk cheese produced in Tuscany. It was delightful. Oh before I forget, they can offer Gluten Free Pasta.
Whilst I chose the Pizza Diavola, because I like it hot. The pizza is $23 and it included tomatoes, fior di latte, olives, sopressa salami and chilli flakes. What’s fior di latte and not we are not talking about a cafe latte drink. It’s is semi-soft, fresh cheese made in the style of Italian mozzarella from cow’s milk.
The pizza was definitely one of the best pizzas I have eaten in Australia. We paired our mains with some garlic bread and truffle fries. The garlic bread was very well seasoned and a perfect addition to both our dishes. The fries were very well made too with the parmesan, truffle oil and aioli.
After having tasted these four delicious meals, we couldn’t stop ourselves and ordered dessert as well. While Aidan had ice crème with espresso, otherwise known as Affogato. A scoop of Vanilla gelato and a shot of espresso. I chose the Cardamom Panna Cotta with crushed blueberries and pistachios crumble. For me, the light and fresh panna cotta was the perfect finish for a fantastic and delicious meal.
We saw many couples enjoying a meal together in the restaurant but also a few bigger groups of friends, enjoying a night out together. With a seating of about 87 people, this restaurant will have all your pizza, pasta, antipasti and desserts cravings sorted.
The friendly and welcoming atmosphere in combination with their delicious dishes just makes it a perfect location for any occasion – plus it is not far from Cronulla Beach.
You can’t miss it. Look out for the white 1930’s art deco building that was the original Commonwealth Bank, restored with a fresh twist on an authentic Italian food eatery.
Have you been? What would you recommended and did you try the Tiramisu Martini?!
Salt Meats Cheese
Shop 1/66-70 Cronulla St, Cronulla NSW 2230, Australia
T: +61 2 9544 4780 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon – Sun: 11am until 10pm
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