Farina 00 Pasta & Wine has hit Adelaide’s Italian scene with a big shot of authenticity and style, characteristics found not just in the food but the vibe, atmosphere and design of this new spot in Hyde Park. As the name suggests, Farina 00 does two things very well, using prized Stagioni 5 ‘00’ flour imported from Italy to make fresh every day and arming themselves with a good showing from South Australian and southern Italian wines. Everything from the arancini di agnello to rich homemade tomato pasta sauce and an addictive Nutella semifreddo shows an acute understanding of traditional Italian techniques. Farina 00 is on King William Street, not far from both Goodwood and Millswood stations – reserve ahead.
Adelaide’s Italian dining scene might not be as well known as those of Lygon Street in Melbourne or Norton Street in Sydney, but down in Goodwood, they have a restaurant that is the equal of anything in Carlton or Leichhardt. Farina 00 Pasta & Wine specialise in, well, pasta and wine, two of the key elements of Italian cuisine, and they use only the finest ingredients to make the most of both of them. They exclusively use Stagioni 5 ‘00’ flour – the best there is – as well as imported Italian tomatoes, cheese and plenty more. Take a trip to King William Street in Goodwood and let them show you the best.
The best Italian cuisine requires time and effort, and at Farina, they really let their ingredients do the talking. Their pappardelle is accompanied by 8 hour roasted rabbit in marjoram and hazelnuts, their lamb is also long braised and comes in a house tomato sauce with 24-month aged parmesan and their casarecce included smoked pancetta, crack black pepper and eggs. In short, if you’re after some of the best Italian food in Adelaide, then you need to be at Farina on King William Street in Goodwood. Book now.
Incredible pasta - couldn't fault it. The look and feel of the space is fantastic and the service was good. Definitely on our "come again" list
fantastic food and the service was even better. Looking forward to returning when the wood fired oven is up and running! Thank you Damian & Karen.
The Food was delicious, the drinks were good. Wine accompanied wine food was a good reccomendation. We were very happy with the Service, they excelled through knowledge and being informative about their product 👍
My third visit. Food is always excellent (the arancini outstanding), prices are reasonable and the staff obliging and amiable even under occasionally trying circumstances. The high- ceilinged rooms are spacious and attractively decorated and furnished. Top marks all round.
We were slightly disappointed to see this restaurant was empty for lunch. However, we don't expect it to stay that way. We shared an entree of lamb arancini - the lamb was superb and its flavour penetrated the risotto ball. We then had a porcini pasta and a pancetta pasta - in both cases the flavours were rich, very authentic as far as i can tell (basing this only on visits to Italy - nothing in house in my family! - and the pasta itself was superb. The service was friendly, informative and helpful (not surprising i guess - we were in the end one of only two tables!). We had the $25 pasta and wine lunch special and we were absolutely tickled pink. I can highly recommend this place.
As a chef and ex-restaurateur I am fussy about my food. There are very few dining out places would I return to - but I would certainly return to this restaurant. The chef does not just pay lip service to "fresh and simple", but truly translates that into his food with beautiful attention to detail. I could not fault any of the food from the best calamari I have eaten through to the sides and wonderful home made pasta. The service was spot on also. Thank you Farina 000
The food was outstanding - some of the best pasta I've had in Adelaide. However, the wait staff sort of let the place down. I was initially poured the wrong wine, then waited nearly 10 minutes for the correct wine. The staff are obviously told they need to check on the patrons throughout their meal but I found this to be quite awkward and ill-timed. At the end of the night we were charged for a bottle of wine, rather than the one glass we had. Probably just teething issues and I'm sure they'll iron these out. Again, the food was outstanding so I'll definitely be back for that.
Amazing food, brilliant service - highly recommended. A place that cares about the freshness and quality of its food - every dish we ordered was delicious, full of flavour, and brilliantly thought through - from the most simplistic of dishes to the more complex - it was just brilliant. Complimenting good food with brilliant, perfectly timed service and care - this is a great place.
Service was good, booking was easy; the medium score relates more to the food. Lovely choice of wine, pasta was perfect, loved the Gigli dish, however the lamb cutlets with roasted potatoes had far too much rocket on the plate and it covered the roast potatoes so that they were soft and tasted more of the balsamic dressing (as did some of the cutlets) and the broth for the Pappardelle was very salty with this being the predominant flavour. Overall the experience was good, but 2 dishes were just above average.
Service was good, but food was bland, and lacked seasoning. Had the Blue Swimmer Crab ravioli special, it was generous serving of ravioli. However, there was barely any crab filling and the only sauce was the starchy pasta water, no flavour at all. Also had the arancini for entree, this was extremely bland, lots of thick grain rice, no usual cheese to hold it together. Strange take on arancini that unfortunately didn't work for us. We asked for some salt to add flavours our meals, and so did our neighbouring diners, so I don't think this was a once off which is a shame. We were seated at the back of the restaurant next to the kitchen looking into it. Was a pity because the decor is lovely and there were plenty of empty tables at the front. This probably took away from our experience having to talk over the noisy kitchen and staring into the fluorescent work area and toilets.