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Open for some seven years now, Orsini Restaurant takes pride of place in the heart of Camberwell, opposite the Rivoli Cinemas. Though perfect for a quick pre-cinema meal, Orsini offers so much more and is perhaps best enjoyed when taken slowly. With stylish decor, unobtrusive service and delicious affordable Italian cuisine it is no surprise that it is a firm favourite on the Camberwell strip.
Nibble on a starter of bruschetta with Roma tomatoes, basil and Spanish onion, before tucking into an entree of traditional Italian minestrone soup with vegetables and borlotti beans. Follow with duck breast and field mushroom risotto with green beans, mongibello olives and red wine jus, or a main of oven-baked rack of lamb infused with truffle oil, served with a potato fondant and glazed vegetables and finished with a white wine jus. For dessert, sample the homemade tiramisu cake with an amaretto and coffee anglaise, or the triple layered creamy chocolate and vanilla parfait with frangelico and macadamia nuts. The pre-theatre menu is excellent value (available daily until 7pm) with one course and a glass of wine a mere $13.90, two courses and a glass of wine $23.50 (also offered as a lunch special weekdays). The good-sized wine list offers a diverse selection including some strong Italian contenders.