From the fresh warm homemade crusty bread served to us immediately upon entering the modern Roman bistro setting, to the moreish mini calzones with fresh sugo – this classic Italian establishment is a standout in the popular Emporium complex.
The generous, hard working, passionate and super friendly Tony Percuoco is the proud owner of this establishment, his passion for food and art are visible in every corner of this sophisticated restaurant.
Dishes are simple yet stylish and are more than adequate representations of what a typical Italian family would feast on. The nine-course degustation is highly recommended and a chance to sample Tartufo's delights such as the porchetta contadina, pork stuffed with herbs and served with sweet mustard fruits and carpaccio di manzo, cured beef tenderloin with horseradish mayo.
A few glasses of smooth Italian vinos and half a glass of Sicilian dessert wine later, Tartufo's dishes are so well executed that you can still remember how each tastes. The impressive staff are meticulous about using the correct Italian pronunciation, as an Italian this is extremely appreciated and proof that Tartufo prides itself on keeping traditional flavours alive.
Image: Alex Favali.