Can’t afford a trip to the south of Italy at the moment? No worries. Simply close your eyes and chow down on the food at one of Northbridge’s latest offerings – No Mafia.
Owned by the people behind The Precinct in Victoria Park, No Mafia prides itself on turning fresh, local produce into authentic, modern Southern Italian cuisine. Executive Chef Samuel McKinven is the perfect man for the job having grown up in a Sicilian family in Albany (five hours south of Perth).
A two month long research trip to Southern Italy, which focussed mainly on the coastal areas of Sicily and Sardinia, informed the menu. There is not a pizza in sight, instead you’ll find dishes like baby tomatoes with mozzarella, provincial granola and aged balsamic, and eggplant parmigiana with basil pesto and parmesan cream. Drinks-wise, they’ve hit a nice balance between Italian and local, Western Australian wines.
No Mafia is open from 10am til late everyday of the week.
What we had:
Prosiutto di parma
Fresh la marchesa mozzarella, basil, sea salt
Bread in Common sourdough
Local (from Rottnest) swordfish crudo, parsley, capers
Asparagus, zucchini, sugar snaps, white balsamic, cucumber relish
Cannoli, chocolate, ricotta
Where to find them:
189 William Street