AUGE RISTORANTE AND SPUNTINI BAR (CLOSED)
Adelaide, South Australia

2011 Restaurants & Catering - Awards for Excellence - Restaurant and Catering SA, Awards for Excellence - 2011
REPORTED AS CLOSED.
Auge is one of Adelaide's most sophisticated Italian restaurants and winner of many an award. Set in the heart of the CBD, its styled décor tastefully compliments a respected menu built around superb South Australian produce. Enjoy an aperitivo and stuffed zucchini flower in the Spuntini Bar, or settle down in luxe surrounds to pasta that's hand-made daily.
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General info

Address:

22 Grote Street
Adelaide CBD SA 5000

Suburb:

Adelaide CBD

Contact:

Tel: n/a

Cuisine:

Bar snacks, Degustation, Italian, Vegetarian available

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Licensed & BYO (wine only)

More info

DETAILS

A Short stroll from Victoria Square, Auge Ristorante and Spuntini Bar offers award-winning Italian comfort food. Diners can learn to re-create the magic at home, with cooking classes with the restaurant's chefs offering to show you how it's done.

PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS

Auge's apparent drive to leave no stone unturned in the delivery of an exceptional restaurant experience has been acknowledged and awarded by customers and industry alike since it arrived. Auge remains one of the go to places in the country to impress with refined Italian food and the well-oiled workings of a professional hospitality operation. It is the George Clooney of Italian restaurants in Adelaide – devilishly smooth, handsome, with a cultivated cool. If it was near his villa on Lake Como in Italy, you can bet that he would be there.

I cannot speak for Clooney, but I am sure he would purr over the prix fixe menu and degustation options, to thoroughly enjoy what is on offer. Regardless of your standing, whether it that of movie star or one keen to indulge in the tasteful manoeuvring of prime ingredients into seductive Italian dishes, you too will leave with a smug smile after an evening of tomato-soaked sour dough wrapped in fried egg sheet, crispy salumi and goat's curd, angel hair pasta with South Australian blue swimmer crab, potato dumplings with pulled pork and pork "bubble", salt-baked Flinders Ranges dorper lamb and roasted spatchcock stuffed with cotechino sausage, pearl barley, sautéed grapes and fresh fig.

Auge's menus are seasonal, but the chocolate fudge cake dessert, with salted caramel, burnt butter chocolate mousse, and chocolate meringue should stay as a crowd pleaser all year round. The wine list is worthy of solo review, as is the cheese. With the latter, let Vento D'Estate lead the way, with its herbaceous allure all the better for a roll in the hay. It's wheels are aged blanketed under layers of it.
Roz Taylor

Specials & Events

This restaurant has not scheduled any event.

Functions

FUNCTION MENU
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
MAX SEATING
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Functions
Auge Ristorante can cater for your next function. Special menus can be tailored for weddings, corporate sit-down functions for up to 70 guests or a cocktail function for up to 140 people.

Features

Award Winning / Hatted
Bar / Wine Bar
Caterer
Cooking school
Fixed / set price available
Function for 50-100
Late Night Dining
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Pre Theatre
AWARDS
This restaurant does not have any awards.

Reviews

CHEF RECOMMENDATIONS
Lloyd Cremer on 27/08/2014
Love the venison carpaccio with caper berries and beetroot
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Patricia Charles - 15/11/2013
My partner and I dined there during the week. We were welcomed warmly. The food is superb and outstanding. The service cannot be faulted. Everthing is explained about the dish, and it's history. It was our first time and will not be our last. I recommend this Ristorante to anyone.
Jenny - 9/07/2012
Auge has set the standards of fine dining to another level. I had a group of 12 guests for my birthday, it was well organised and the service was exceptional! The food was to die for, and it was not overpriced. This is the second time I have celebrated my birthday there, but I wont wait another year to visit again!