My pal Scotty and I re-visited Threecoins last week; our third visit in the past year. We always enjoy the food and the atmosphere here and would go more often, except that wouldn’t leave time to visit the other fabulous restaurants around the traps.
On a Thursday night we were able to get a table for dinner at the last minute, but the empty tables at 6.30 had all filled up by 8.30 when we left. Lots of families and large groups come here, and why wouldn’t they? You get the feeling you’re in Italy, with the food, the Italian-accented wait staff and the check tablecloths.
All of the pasta dishes feature home-made pasta, and all of the pasta dishes I’ve tried have been delicious. Aside from the normal menu, there are daily specials of either pasta or pizza, and usually a salad and fish dish. Scotty and I decided to share two dishes as the pizza of the day sounded tempting, as did one of the pasta dishes which I’ve had before and loved. The pizza of the day was mozzarella with anchovies and zucchini flowers – how often do you see zucchini flowers on the menu in Perth? I often wonder what happens to these edible little gems with our locally grown zucchinis. You rarely even see them being sold at fresh produce stores. Where do they go?
Scotty doesn’t care for anchovies, so she asked if she could have ham on her pizza half. How can you not love it when restaurants willingly oblige your food requests? Threecoins happily served up a fabulous wood fired pizza with ham on one side and anchovies on the other. The little zucchini flowers looked a treat, and our pizza also featured a generous amount of mozzarella and anchovies. The sharp saltiness of the anchovies was the perfect foil for the smooth creaminess of the mozzarella and the subtlety of the zucchini flowers. A match made in heaven as far as I was concerned. Scotty didn’t know what she was missing.
Our pasta dish of Pumpkin and Taleggio Ravioli with truffle oil, and butter, sage and parmesan sauce, was sublime. Perfectly cooked ravioli with a sweet, creamy filling and a subtle sauce that complemented but didn’t overwhelm. I’ve had this dish before and it was still as good the second time around. The waiter even offered to divide and serve up the pasta dish for us – so the amount you see on the plate is half a serve.
Desserts are fairly standard Italian with tiramisu, pannacotta, sweet calzone and semifreddo on offer. As good as the raspberry-topped pannacotta was on our last visit, we decided to forego the dolce this time as were pleasantly sated.
This Umbrian family run restaurant has authentic Italian stamped all over it. It is all about honest, home-spun Italian dishes, as you’d expect your Italian mamma would make. Wines by the glass are reasonably priced, or you can bring a bottle of your own vino.
Along with corkage for BYO wine, our bill was $30 each. Hard to fault, really.