Located in leafy Brighton, Cucina & Co delivers classic pizzas made in the traditional Neapolitan style and keeping in the tradition of a cicchetti, features small plates perfect to wash down with wine.
We started with a selection of salumi which was a display of superlative flavours comprising of a respectable assembly of cured meats, cheeses and focaccia. The focaccia was beautifully made and topped with buffalo mozzarella, olives, basil and evoo.
To follow the parmiagiana was a stunner. Layers of eggplant were intertwined with a rich Siciliano sauce, mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano and fresh basil before being baked to perfection.
A visit to Cucina & Co would of course be incomplete without trying one of their famous pizzas. Our Sorrentino Pizza was picture perfect in appearance and outstanding in taste. This San Marzano tomato based pizza was embellished with stunning Grano Padano, cherry tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil and EVOO which created a delightful fusion of flavours that would keep any pizza purist happy. Encircled with a puffy crisp crust, this pizza was superb.
A trio of traditional desserts concluded our evening on a sweet note. The tiramisu was well made, with its flavour heavily dominated by the constituent alcoholic component while the Nutellino was a fluffy calzone oozing with Nutella and served with ice cream. Whatever you do, do not go past the cannoli siciliani (our favourite dessert) which features fresh whipped ricotta, pistachios, candied cherries and citrus zests dark - absolutely delicious!
Cucina & Co combines friendly and affable staff, wonderful ambience, exceptional food and one hell of a beverage list to deliver an enchanting experience.
Location: 325 New Street, Brighton
Phone: 03 8658 3136