The Il Nido Restaurant in Balgownie NSW opens only on evenings from Tuesdays to Sundays.
The patriarch of the family run place maintains a rather friendly atmosphere with his wife Diane and son Adrian. It is popular with local family groups.
On a recent week night, a group of us had a variety of thin crust pizzas to accompany the pan fried king fish, seafood penne and Hunter Valley wine. Above, generous servings of prosciutto on a well done and freshly made crust.
Above, the garlic bread as starters and below, potato and chorizo as toppings. Chorizos come with a hint of a spicy bite, and although I prefer the fresh versions, on pizzas, the fermented, cured or smoked types are often better.
Nothing like a bit of feta cheese to liven up a well dressed Italian inspired salad serve.