Sumptuous Sicilian cuisine and Italian wine at Casa Nostra Ristorante in Fortitude Valley
Sarah and Biagio Biuso are taking on Fortitude Valley’s dining scene by doing what they do best – creating delicious and aromatic Sicilian fare with a few unique twists that captures nostrils and tastebuds alike.
If you were ever invited to the Biuso residence for a dinner party, you would be treated to an indulgent culinary experience of Italian food and wine. As busy restaurateurs, Sarah and Biago Biuso (formerly of Biago in Red Hill) can’t throw as many Sicilian soirees as they’d like, but their new ristorante Casa Nostra (Italian for ‘our house’) allows them to host a dinner party nearly every day. The duo has taken up residence in M&A Lane in the space formerly occupied by Mighty Mighty, spending three months renovating the spot – doubling the size of the kitchen and adding prints on the internal walls of Sicilian landscapes.
The focus of Casa Nostra is Sicilian fare (Biago himself being from Sicily), which incorporates more seafood in its dishes than other regions of Italy. The extensive menu features a familiar selection of rustic meals made by hand from fresh ingredients, but with a few signature twists that aren’t typically employed in Italian cooking. Dishes such as antipasto sfizioso (scampi, vongole, prawns and mussels in seafood bisque sauce – yum!) and the drool-worthy agnalotti all’arogosa (pasta filled with lobster and bechamel), include a form of seafood, while the menu also offers fan favourites from Biago and a few new ideas. The menu is fleshed out with a range of pizzas, pastas, salads and desserts, complemented by a wine list of Italian and Australian varieties available by the glass or bottle as well as cocktails and tap beers.
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