La Sosta: Mediterranean heart of Freo

La Sosta: Mediterranean heart of Freo

WHEN visiting Fremantle, it’s always a good idea to stop by La Sosta for some authentic Italian fare.

La Sosta, meaning to “stop over” in Italian, has become a favourite for many looking to enjoy the delicacies of the Mediterranean in the heart of the port city.

Having opened in 2012, my dinner experience was well overdue and certainly worth the wait.

Starting with an Aperol Spritz and an entree of beautifully cured prosciutto di parma served with olives and wood-fired capsicum and caper berry and a caprese di bufala – buffalo mozzarella, vine-ripened tomatoes and basil – this alone would make me stop by time and time again.

It’s been said before; I love this type of dining, there is nothing better than grazing on antipasti – it’s Italy on plate.

For mains, I could not go past the pasta.

Prepared in-house and using family recipes, it does not get more traditional than that.

My choice – the Pappardelle agnello, piselli e tartufo or for those of you playing at home, the Pappardelle with slow cooked lamb ragu, split peas, truffle paste and pecorino cheese – was bellissimo.

My dining companion’s cavatelli ai frutti di mare (cavatelli pasta with WA seafood in white wine sauce) was one of the best pasta dishes they’d ever tried.

And as if we hadn’t had enough, we shared the spalla di agnello al forno a legna (wood-fired lamb shoulder).

Slowly cooked, melt in your mouth goodness, it was simply delizioso.

La Sosta also offers an extensive wine list for the wine connoisseur, as well as cocktails, which are perfect to enjoy as you watch the sunset and Fremantle faithful along the cappuccino strip from the balcony.

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