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Divido, Mount Hawthorn (Perth)

Divido is a modern Italian restaurant along Scarborough Beach Road in Mount Hawthorn. Make no mistake about Divido – she is not your run-of-the-mill Italian restaurant. At this juncture, you ought to get pictures of large portions of pasta tossed in traditional sauces out of your mind. Instead, think multi-course, almost French fine dining style cuisine.

I’ve never been to a restaurant where they place cutlery for your entire meal on the table. This was definitely, a first.

Complimentary Homemade Sourdough Bread served with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

The first clear sign of a service lapse was a request for butter that took ages to arrive. That said, the staff were nothing but apologetic and the chef sent out a complimentary glass of digestif as we completed the meal. Kudos on the service recovery!

Antipasti

Kingfish Pancetta Carpaccio, Avocado, Watercress, Pink Peppercorns, Grilled Sourdough

Simple ingredients put together make for a rather surprising, but tasty dish.

Wood Roasted Heirloon Carrot & Artichoke Salad, Kohlrabi, Sun Flower Seeds, Dried Dates, Pecorino Romano

Lamb Shank Agnolotti, Puttanesca Sauce, Pecorino

A modern presentation of a classic pasta dish. Delectable, fork-tender lamb wrapped within perfectly cooked agnolotti.

Choice of Mains

Cartoccio of Western Australian Snapper, Potato, Radiccio, Tomato, Mushroom varieties

The fish option was a disappointment; the fish was definitely over-cooked.

By the way, Cartoccio is the cooking technique of cooking in parchment and what the French would describe as En Papillote.

Wood Roasted, Tunnel Boned Quail, Pearl Barley Stuffing, Grilled Cottechino, Witlog & Grape Salad

Personally, I very much preferred the wood roasted quail. It was tender, moist and most importantly, flavourful.

The sweetness of the grapes paired with the somewhat mellow taste profiles of the witlog leaves.

Chocolate, Quince & Hazelnut Strudel, Ginger Cream, Tonka Bean Ice Cream

All in, I felt that whilst there was nothing wrong with Divido and the meal in general, the dishes lacked that differentiating wow factor for me to make a return visit. Also, a quick check on their website showed not much of a change in their menu.

Divido

Tel: +61 08 9443 7373

170 Scarborough Beach Rd
Mount Hawthorn,
WA 6016

http://www.divido.com.au

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4 Comments

    • Chompchomp @ www.chompchompcom.au October 14, 2012 at 8:30 pm Reply

      I have eaten here and I require a gluten free meal. They were awesome. They even made a special dessert not on the menu. Read my review on my blog ;)

      • Hi, you’re lucky that you live in Australia where they would cater to such dietary requirements. You would be hard pressed to find something like that in Singapore/Asia to be honest.

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