Neapoli Wine Bar, Melbourne

The Lion King Musical has finally hit Melbourne and of course another excuse for date night.  The lovely boyfriend took me to a surprise dinner date at Neapoli Wine Bar but obviously while he was leading me there I kept thinking to myself “why does he keep insisting going down the dark alley ways?” But as soon as we got to the wine bar, I was blown away.

I had to admit that the place was quite dim but it had a romantic date feel to it.  We were seated at on the stool at the side table since the first floor was full (they told us it doesn’t get that busy at the time we went which was 6:30pm on a Saturday night and walk-ins are fine). We ordered the Chef’s tasting plate (let’s face it, I just want to taste everything) which includes various little pieces such as the chicken liver pate and the Buffalo Mozzarella.  The tasting plate generally changes but from our plate, it was so good!

We felt naughty so we decided to get the sweet & spicy pork bun with mustard, pickles and apple.  I have a habit of removing pickles from my burgers/buns/sliders but I was convinced to take a bite out of the bun with everything in it.  NO REGRETS AT ALL! The pork just melted in my mouth and I felt like my mouth was in heaven. A recommended dish, a must try, I will be coming back especially for this dish!!!

Of course I had to get dessert because no meal is complete without dessert.  We got the espresso souffle (for him) which comes with fior di latte gelato (for me)! The souffle didn’t do it for me but the gelato, yummo!!

A little gem hidden away for special dates or just to hang out.  Service was great (very attentive and friendly), great food that isn’t burning a hole in your wallet. Will definitely come back for the pork bun and gelato (mmmmmmMMMmm)

30 Russell Pl, Melbourne CBD
Tel: (03) 9650 5020

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