Want great Italian, an intimate atmosphere and some of the friendliest waiters around? This is your place.
I’ve been twice to Thirty Eight Chairs lately and each time it’s wowed me. Not just the food but also how great the service is. You know a place is good when the staff are greeting half the customers by name.
It’s a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Low lighting, smaller venue and it’s bustling.
Each time we have had wonderful waiters, they look after you and help you with your meal choice.
On my first visit I had a scallop and asparagus risotto, it was perfectly cooked and the scallops were melting in my mouth. Lisa had the pasta of the day and Ru had the gnocchi; couldn’t fault any of them.
On my second visit I had the fettuccine, which was with smoked aubergine, crabmeat, langoustine and tropea onion. I was practically sighing with happiness. We also shared some starters – the pork belly, wag you bresaola, scallops and caprese, all of which, again were incredible.
Both time I had the house red, it’s Italian and went well with my meal.
You’ll find it’s just off Chapel Street on Bond Street in South Yarra.
Ps. Pics reflect the mood lighting in there! Couldn’t bring myself to use flash.