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Auge (pronounced ow-je) is a northern Italian word denoting popularity, or the desire to strive to be at one’s peak; this restaurant certainly does that, with an award crowning it Australia’s best Italian restaurant, no mean feat in a nation with as many "little Italy’s" as China Towns. The interior oozes elegance with its copper plated doors, narrow pool of water, plush leather seating and glass feature wall. A mature colour scheme of white, burnt orange and wood confirms that this is a grown-up’s restaurant, the place to forget about the kids and revel in the sophisticated calm.
A beautiful Italian menu complements the interior. At Auge Ristorante the menu is a reflection of the seasons. The menu showcases only the freshest local produce from local suppliers who have become great friends of the restaurant. Italian classics are served with style while the restaurant also creates their own unique interpretation of modern Italian food. The dessert menu is full of Italian treats such as sorbet and affogato, and the cheese menu is a connoisseurs dream, with some real Italian gems.