In case you haven’t heard the news, No Mafia is celebrating one year in their new space at 252 William Street in Northbridge, and to say thanks for all the love they’re giving one lucky Urban List reader a chance to win free pasta for themselves and a mate for an entire year. Yep, this is happening.
All you need to do is enter here, but first, you might want to remind yourself about all the drool-worthy stuff coming out of the kitchen.
Head Chef Leo Crescenzi is from Central Italy and is passionate about good produce and delicious flavours, so prepare to be wowed.
Burrata lovers will want to head in immediately and get a load of the burrata which is made fresh daily at La Delizia Latticini by the award-winning cheesemaker Antonio Caroli. While we’re on the topic of cheese, you’ll also want to order a few of the Roman arancini, chock-full of delicious stringy cheese that will melt in your mouth.
If you’re looking for more bites to nibble on, get yourself the house-pickled octopus or some Sicilian green olives and a bowl of their famous triple cooked potatoes. Whatever you do, don’t fill up on the antipasti because the pasta here is worth saving yourself for.
It’s all made fresh and it’s all delicious, but if you need some guidance, No Mafia co-owner Emma Ferguson is all about the pappardelle with duck ragu and truffle or the squid and nduja spaghetti. There’s also a prawn pasta with butter and bottarga which we’re eying off in a big way.
If you’ve got room after all that, dessert can go two ways. More cheese with honey and lavosh, or for the sweet tooths out there, have a go at the Nutella mousse with an almond crumb.
The wine list is an ode to both Italy and a bunch of small, local producers who are making some seriously tasty drops and there are also plenty of Italian cocktails (hello, spritzes) and G&Ts on the menu.
Once you've entered, we reckon you should grab a booking stat while you wait and see whether your luck pays off.
Image credit: Danica Zuks