Godi La Vita
There is something extra spectacular about a wholesome, family run eatery… especially when they’re serving their own wine. This mecca of modern Italian dining is the viral sensation that is King William’s own Godi La Vita.
Ran by husband and wife duo Frederico and Laurie Godi, the modern restaurant incorporates communal, family-oriented cooking with unique, experimental twists, and ever changing Italian menu.
With a daily changing specials board, Chef Frederico cooks from the heart, adding dishes to the menu as he sees fit. With a flair for the dramatic (cheese wheel showmanship), an eye for presentation and an impeccable flavour palate, this curated experience is not one to miss.
The open kitchen plan means customers receive real involvement in their meals. Eyeing off how your food being prepared is second only to the genuine and loyal staff handpicked by Laurie.
For those who are seeking an all inclusive Italian experience, Godi La Vita serves a range of signature and classic cocktails alongside their very own range of wine including Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Moscato, Sav Blanc, Shiraz and more.
With fresh pasta being made every day, it was time for Eventalaide to sit down to try some of the famous cheese wheel pasta.
Parmesan Cheese Wheel $27.50 – This cheesy and creamy dish from heaven has proven to be a fantastic winter warmer and foodies dream. Coated in 18 month Parmesan that isn’t too sharp or overpowering for the meal, curly fettuccine is tossed with earthy field mushrooms and seasoned Italian sausage (+ $5.50) for a meal with heart. Presented in large servings, this signature dish from Godi La Vita combines a gorgeous balance of ingredients and pasta lover would swoon over.
Next were the Chocolate Ravioli and Tortino Caldo Al Cioccolato. I’ expecting Godi’s next viral video to come from their absolutely decadant dessert range, featuring brandy custard filled crispy chocolate ravioli and Velrohona chocolate pudding with an oozing Bailey’s Irish heat drizzled with caramel and hazelnut praline.
Next time you’re looking for original winter food with heart, head down to 162B King William Road and experience the plethora of food and atmosphere for yourself.
Words by Emma Dignon