Italians don’t really do breakfast. Maybe a small pastry or a couple of biscuits with a coffee and they’re good to go.
So why would five Tuscan friends move to Perth and open a cafe? As popular as Davvero’s house-made pastries are (and truly, they’re the best sfogliatine, bombolini and cornetti in Perth), the restaurant might have gone bust if the owners hadn’t decided to open for dinner as well.
It’s now the most popular meal of the day. Just don’t expect carbonara or pizza. The menu serves classic Tuscan dishes such thick T-bone fiorentina; house-made tagliatelle with a venison ragout; and a traditional beef stew. To finish, there’s a timeless Tuscan combo of crunchy biscotti dipped in dessert wine.
The 70-bottle wine list features exclusively Italian imports: chiantis, vermentinos and proseccos, to name a few.
The modern and bright dining room has a feminine feel. Its white walls are lined with shelves full of Italian homewares, reed diffusers, jewellery and steak knives, while artists such as Eros Ramazzotti and Tiziano Ferro croon over the sound system.