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A little taste of: Supermaxi

A quick mini-review.

Supermaxi has taken over the home of the very uninspiring Middle Eastern restaurant on St Georges road, next to the linear bike park.  The outside hasn’t changed, still ugly puce with graffiti, inside has been tarted up a bit, not too much. The view out on to the bike park is actually quite pleasant.

They were fairly busy tonight, we ate at the bar, but walked in without a booking at 7pm.

Beers, 4 whites, 4 red and a sparkling by the glass.  Small wine list of mostly Italian and Victoria wines.  500m carafe of house red for $18 is the bargain option.

Tastes, small plates, salads, pasta, pizza and dessert.

We shared battered beetroot and cavolfiore di gigia (deep fried cauliflower florets) which turned up at the same time as the Badabing Pizza.

Entrees were delicious, the Pizza was OK, not quite cooked through in the crust. But only 5 days in, I will forgive them.  The Pinot Noir by the glass ($11) was very decent.

Deep fried custard with honey and vanilla ice cream.  Half was enough, but very yum.    Just over $100 with 2 beers and 3 glasses of wine.

Service was a touch frenetic, but cheerful. Many familiar faces in the crowd.

I’m very pleased to have Rita Macali and co so close to home.

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Tram stop 23,  Route 112.


8 thoughts on “A little taste of: Supermaxi

  • Take the time to be seated and relax… take in the Italian voices and the aromas from the kitchen. Sip your wine and wait… the dishes are perfect for winter, and the vibe is friendly… although bustling with energy.
    The food is great. All very understated, but a refuge from the busy street.

    Comment from: Chris

  • This place looks lovely, food? Well, I don’t know. Didn’t get a chance to eat. The waiter was the rudest person I have come across!!!!!!!! we didn’t even last 5 min. we told the guy some of the guys cancelled and he kicked us out. We go out twice a week and spent a fortune and this ass kicked us out. I can’t believe it!!!

    Comment from: Ivo Baldari

  • […] opened it’s doors.  I’ve been back a few times now, so lets have a look beyond first impressions. I’ve dined alone at the bar, with a friend a couple of times and with a group including […]

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  • And you weren’t excited before? Hmph!

    Comment from: essjayeats

  • OK, now I’m looking forward to Friday night!

    Comment from: Michael

  • So far – I haven’t seen any creases to be ironed out – was there again tonight. It hums, it’s busy – but I will have to split my Pizza time between here, Al Alfredo and Woodstock.

    Comment from: essjayeats

  • You should be!! these guys won’t even get a chance to iron out the creases but it probably wont matter to anyone in the know. My poor old local just got dumped for these hotties. Yum yum.

    Comment from: northsider

  • I’m now very excited about next Friday night. mmm pizza

    Comment from: M*

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