Sardinian Head Chef Pietro Porcu has been serving his brand of authentic Italian cuisine on Toorak Road for many years, so Da Noi has now become a Melbourne institution. The romantic, dimly lit restaurant is on two levels, and has a comfortable atmosphere. White linen tablecloths, full wine racks and a variety of different wooden chairs add to the homey feel.
No two degustation meals at Da Noi will ever be the same, as each depends on what Chef Porcu feels like cooking on the day. Dainty slices of cured duckfish are topped with thin pieces of radish, black roe and herbed oil. It’s a divinely light start to your meal. A rustic and traditional dish, house rabbit is braised on the bone and served in a stock with peas and herbs. The meat is fresh, flavoursome and exceptionally tender.
PSST! On warm days, it’s delightful to sit in the gorgeous European courtyard located at the back of the restaurant.