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The beautiful views over Sydney harbour as I whiz over the Anzac Bridge at dusk set the scene for dinner at this charming Drummoyne local. Parking is easy, not a stone’s throw from the restaurant door, and upon entering we are greeted warmly by the staff and shown to our table amid the hubbub of happy diners. The restaurant is full and the affable Danny D'Innocenzo greets every table personally with a welcome usually reserved for family. Plush carpeting, linen tablecloths and soft lighting make for a smart, yet cosy dining room with window tables overlooking Victoria Road. A romantic courtyard area out back is an ideal option for summer.
Chef Roberto Pirozzi serves up cuisine is like mama used to make: traditional, hearty and delicious. A shared entree of calamari (slightly under-spiced, but served with a fabulous homemade tartare sauce) is a nice, light introduction to mains. Although seafood is specialty (Tre Pesci means “three fish” in Italian) I opt for the scaloppini gamberoni pernod: juicy king prawns sit atop a stack of oh-so-tender veal medallions pan-fried, flambeed with pernod and finished with a creamy sauce. Side dishes of salad, vegetables or garlic and rosemary potatoes are ordered separately. A seemingly bottomless glass of strawberries served with cream and ice-cream is a simple and refreshing finish to a first-rate dining experience.