Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Jamie's Italian, Sydney CBD

I think any parents out there reading this will understand completely when I say that making it to your child's first birthday is a very significant milestone. It's one of those times in your life when you breathe a huge sigh of relief and say "Phew... We made it!" I'll be posting soon about little Roman's birthday picnic, but this post is about our parental celebration :)

To celebrate making it through our first year of parenthood, Mr Ladybird and I headed to Jamie's Italian on Pitt Street in the Sydney CBD last week for lunch (by ourselves - wahooo!) Sure, having lunch with Roman is nice and all... but so is just the two of us. No stress over high chairs; cutlery being jabbed in the eye, or glasses being sent flying from the table... just the two of us, like "the old days"!

I really enjoyed this meal. The vibe at Jamie's Italian is stylish and unpretentious. And the food is much the same - simple, delicious, and nothing over-the-top. Just good honest Italian food. Service was prompt and friendly too, which can often make or break a dining experience! We started with complimentary bread and lovely olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

For entrees, we both had the zucchini flower special ($14.50)... a scrumptious stuffed and deep-fried zucchini flower with a rich tomato sauce and rocket pesto. I'm not usually one for anything deep-fried, but I can never say no to a good zucchini flower. The crumbed exterior was wonderfully crisp and crunchy, a nice contrast to the creamy interior of the flower.

For mains, Mr Ladybird enjoyed the pasta special - ravioli with asparagus, peas, mint, lemon zest and watercress $18.50. I enjoyed a small Pumpkin pasta ($12.50) which was wonderful.

Oh yes, and a cheeky side of Polenta Chips ($8.50).

And for dessert, Mr Ladybird and I shared a portion of rich Special Tiramisu ($9) coffee flavoured trifle with orange mascarpone and chocolate. Heaven!

All in all a lovely treat to ourselves on our son's first birthday. Thumbs up, Mr O!

I'll post again soon with some snaps from our little one's birthday celebration (and the cake of course!) Till next time...

Ladybird x

Jamie's Italian
107 Pitt St, Sydney
(02) 8240 9000 Jamie's Italian on Urbanspoon


  1. Congratulations! Jamie's Italian in London is one of our go to, easy date night spots. A glass of red, a bowl of pasta, a tiramisu and a movie. Life doesn't get much easier or better. Nice to know there's a solid option for when we make it back to Sydney.

  2. Thank you! Oooh perhaps I will make it to Jamie's in London one day.. sounds equally yummy!

  3. Congrats on surviving one year of parenthood :) Looks like you had a wonderful (and well deserved!) date night :)

  4. Happy Survival of the First Year! I know exactly what you mean and it certainly calls for a celebration! Good for you.

  5. Hi Ladybird,

    I’m a pom & a touch homesick so when I read this review & it definitely brought back memories of the London Jamie's & I'm now determined to aleviate the homesickness very soon, the tiramisu looks amazing too …there goes the diet! I was wondering if I could maybe get some help? I’m working on an app atm, and a part of the app will have bloggers recommending the tip top places in their city to check out – as part of my pre-launch strategy I am launching a website which will house reviews & recommendations from top bloggers in each city (Style Bloggers / Mummy Bloggers / Foodie Bloggers etc) – these will all include bios of the writer plus info on the blog + links. We so far have 3,000 people who have preregistered for the app & it will drive traffic straight to here Is there anyway you would consider donating a piece for me to republish or even creating something new? You can see what I mean on – Love, Lauren X

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  7. Jamie's Italian party looks wonderful. All of the party food is looking delectable. If I was there I would have eaten each and everything twice. HA HA! I am a foodie and will also be hosting such a nice dining party on my upcoming birthday but not able to find any good party Venues in NYC.

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