For many, proper Italian eating means amazing food along with plenty of good wine, lots of fun, family and friends. If that’s the ideal image of Italian eating, then Ruby Red Flamingo has to be the ideal Italian eatery in Adelaide. It’s a very cool, colourful, cosy space on Tynte Street in North Adelaide and the kitchen – led by talented head chef Enzo – likes to celebrate the seasons and keep things fresh. There is no permanent menu, instead Enzo and his crew take whatever fresh ingredients and new ideas are at hand and produce truly first-rate meals, balancing Italian traditions and modern Australian flair in a way that’s hard to forget.
Ruby Red Flamingo radiates one thing: cool. Cool is in everything this Italian restaurant does – from its approach to food to its bohemian decor – but not in an arrogant way – in an effortless, endearing way. In Adelaide, it’s some mixture of a chic modern bistro and funky family place. There are shelves stacked with carefully-selected, top quality wines, curious pieces of art and an eclectic selection of chairs. Found on Tynte Street in North Adelaide, it really is a wonderful place for group gatherings, special occasions or social events – and we haven’t even got to the food yet!
Unlike anywhere else you are likely to find in Adelaide, the menu is ever changing according to two things: what ingredients are freshest for the time of year, and what the team of expert chefs happen to feel like creating. Ruby Red Flamingo certainly takes a fun approach to food but the results are always the same: Italian dishes that are exquisite and a force to be reckoned with in North Adelaide. There is, however, the constant presence of a hearty Italian banquet menu, fit for groups of ten or more and including some damn fine seafood carpaccio and pasta that can be prepared gluten-free. Ruby Red Flamingo is simply one that you have to try yourself, reserve a table now and go have some fun.
My husband and I went to Red Ruby Flamingo on the recommendation of a workmate, we had an unbelievable dinner and decided to take our friends there for their birthday. We were nervous it may not have be up to their expectations but it did not disappoint. The meals were outstanding not one complaint, the service excellent and we will all be going there again. Well done Flamingo.
Excellent food and being able to choose small or large meal a bonus. The service was quick, the staff happy and attentive and the room cosy and warm. What not to like.
Always a pleasure having a Friday lunch with friends at Ruby Red Flamingo. Great staff, great service & excellent food. I look forward to our next experience.