A few weeks ago, I was invited by Martin (@morsels_perth) along with a few other foodies to try Woodfire Italian’s new winter menu. Woodfire Italian is a rustic Italian restaurant located in the heart of Ellenbrook.
To start off our hearty Italian woodfired feast, we had the Panfritto which are golden fried pizza dough bites with arrabbiatta and parmesan. It’s crisp on the outside and pillowy soft inside with a hint of cheesy flavours. Our next starter was the Crocchette di patate, which is smoked mozzarella and potato croquettes with creamy mushroom dipping sauce. It was another hit on table.
We also had the pulled marsala lamb slider with salsa verde. The pulled marsala lamb was so tender complementing well with the freshness of the minty salsa verde.
With such a great start, we couldn’t wait to see what the mains had to offer. For our mains, we had the…
- Confit duck and truffle ravioli
- Mushroom and orange risotto (not on the menu)
- Nonna’s lasagne
- Black Angus striploin with roasted roma tomatoes and marsala jus
- Barramundi with roasted butternut pumpkin, braised lentils and salsa verde
- Burger Italiano with mozzarella, coppa, tomatoes, chilli and pickles in brioche (not pictured)
We really enjoyed all the main dishes where the flavours of each dish are texturally well balanced and bursting with fresh flavours. It’s truly Italian comfort food for the soul.
You can’t leave Woodfire without trying some woodfired pizzas! We had the Margherita and the Proschiutto. Delicious and tasty in flavour, the pizzas had a thick and fluffy crust with a slight crisp around the edges.
Woodfire is a family friendly restaurant with a great kids menu that would sure entice all kids, even the fussiest eaters. All of the dishes under the kids menu at Woodfire are priced at $9.90. There’s pizza margherita, beef sliders with chips, chicken skewers with chips or rainbow salad, spaghetti bolognaise, seashell pasta with Nonna’s tomato sauce and lasagne with rainbow salad.
To finish our feast, we had the….
- Nutella and hazelnut brownie with salted caramel ice-cream
- Woodfired lemon meringue pie with berry compote and pistachio brittle
- Vanilla ice-cream and brioche sliders (not pictured)
- Nonna’s warm apple cake with vanilla ice-cream and butterscotch popcorn
- Nonna’s walking sticks
At Woodfire, the desserts are sure to impress and will take you to dessert heaven. It’s hard to choose which were my favourite desserts. For a fresh, zesty flavoured dessert, the woodfired lemon meringue pie is a definite winner. If you like it decadent, the nutella and hazelnut brownie with salted caramel ice-cream is a must. For a hearty winter’s treat, Nonna’s warm apple cake with vanilla ice-cream and butterscotch popcorn is truly heartwarming. The vanilla ice-cream and brioche sliders are for those who love a good ice cream sandwich. Oh and not forgetting, the Nonna’s walking sticks, a great crowd pleaser and excellent for sharing.
I would like to thank Martin for inviting me along, Chef Lorenzo, Amanda and the rest of the Woodfire team for the amazing food and warm hospitality. It was a very hearty and lovely lunch with plenty of heartwarming and delicious food. Woodfire is definitely worth the visit and worth the drive to Ellenbrook. If you happen to be in the Ellenbrook area, go give Woodfire a try!