Not sure if I have ever blogged about The Don or Don Angelos as its actually called - more than likely but not for awhile I imagine. Anyway, The Don is a restaurant that S and his family discovered and introduced me to. Its a family owned authentic Italian restaurant with the most amazing stone fired pizzas and calzones, pastas to die for and your standard beef, veal and chicken mains.
Well sadly, the family that owned it originally went through a divorce and the restaurant was sold. Sadly for us, the food has never been the same and we don't bother going anymore.
So, can you imagine our excitement when my in-laws told us a few days ago they ran into the old owner while grocery shopping and found out he had opened a pizza and pasta cafe out near Mt Nathan along Maudsland Road - only about 20 mins drive from us.
Not one to let the grass grow, I dragged S and the family there for dinner on Sunday night.
Charmingly rustic, like a local cafe in a small Italian village, Green Life Cafe is set in a Garden Centre along the main road and is made up of not much more than a demountable and pergola. There are a few tables including a long communal type one for dining in and its BYO. There are no pretensions about George's new place but the food is as good if not better than I remembered and while we were the only ones dining in on Sunday night, there were a steady stream of people picking up takeaways orders - impressive as its not a known location and has only recently opened.
S, his parents and I shared a fettuccine boscaiola, a garlic cheese bread and a Casabella calzone (chicken breast, mushrooms, ham, salami, spring onion and cheese). The entire meal was only $50 and we left full to the brim with half a calzone for Monday lunches.
If you live on the Gold Coast, I insist you must check out Green Life Cafe - George's pizzas are one of a kind.