Piatella Cafe Bar sits in the heart of the eating strip in Glen Waverley and that means parking will be a b***h. However, when we got inside, it was very cosy and welcoming. We put our order through the day before since we had a group of 7 and needed to finish lunch in 1.5hours. Unfortunately, our food did not arrive until 1 hour later without any explanation or the staff coming over to let us know which was very disappointing. Let’s move onto the food.
The pumpkin gnocchi was very rich but the flavour was so delish. It was very pumpkin-y but it was a very heavy dish and I didn’t manage to finish half of the dish at all.
Pumpkin Gnocchi – $26
Potato gnocchi cooked in a creamy pumpkin sauce with tender chicken breast, pork-prosciutto, roasted pine nuts and baby spinach
The affogato had very average vanilla ice cream BUT the espresso was awesome sauce. It definitely has a kick and was so fragrant and smooth.
Affogato – $5.50
We were given complimentary cookies and unfortunately they were quite dry and needs a glass of milk for it to even go down smoothly. The taste? Definitely could be much better.
The pumpkin gnocchi was full of flavour and the espresso was top notch. The cookies were regular but the service took away a few points for me. I understand if the venue is super busy but it wasn’t when we turned up with a booking and not updating us on our food progress despite being there on time and ordering the day before was very disappointing. Sorry Piatella but we won’t be coming back.