Residents of Nedlands, Crawley and surrounding suburbs would already know about the mouth-watering meals from Miky’s Italian, but if not, listen up. Miky’s is a neighbourhood restaurant sitting on Broadway Street, serving us Northern Italian dishes that have a modern twist. There are plenty of pasta dishes on the menu to choose from, including Napoletana, carbonara, ragu or creamy mushroom. The seafood spaghetti is generously loaded with mussels, big juicy prawns and thick bites of fish, all tossed in a rich tomato sauce and perfected with a light squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of pepper.
Judging by the size of the pizza menu, and the equally-as-impressive wood-fired oven, Miky’s Italian know how to toss a few pizza doughs. Apart from your classics, (Capricossas, Pepperoni, Suprema, the usual crowd favourites), there are a few one-of-a-kind combinations. We tried the ‘Miky’s’ pizza, which is covered in pistachio cream and topped with wagyu beef, ricotta, buffalo mozzarella and rocket. The crust was cooked to perfection, and the artfully placed dollops of mozzarella melted in your mouth. If you’re not in the mood for pizza and pasta, there are meat or seafood dishes that’ll take your fancy, from the 20-hour ossobuco to the fresh king salmon.
For dessert, the creme brulee never disappoints, but if you have a hankering for chocolate or coffee, you’ll be satisfied with the Nutella calzone, tiramisu, affogato or the zeppole—Italian doughnut balls served with cinnamon and chocolate sauce.
Miky and his friendly staff will ensure you are well fed and watered (cue the wines, cocktails and mocktails), and if the many beautiful photos of Italy don’t transport you abroad, the Miky’s food certainly will.
Image credit: Kate Jones