Last week I attended a birthday dinner in Hongdae. The birthday girl chose Bambino Cuisine for the location and I’m very pleased she did. I don’t tend to visit Hongdae that much when I’m sober so I’m never really go to many restaurants there, so this was the perfect chance for me to try a new one. I also rarely visit Italian restaurants in Korea too. I’m not sure exactly why it may be because of one or two dodgy restaurants have served me spaghetti in a puddle of warmed cream with some powdered parmesan on top and its put me off. It may also be that I cook fairly decent Italian at home. Either way I’m glad I got to try this restaurant.
They have a good sized menu with plenty of salads, pastas and pizzas. We opted for the Chicken Salad with blue cheese dressing. I was a bit off my blogging game for some reason and forgot to note the exact price (No, I wasn’t drunk) but I think it was around 8,000-9,000. I am not a huge blue cheese fan but it was very subtle in this salad so I enjoyed it. Lots of balsamic glaze which is always a winner in my book. I was starving hungry at the time so this salad was devoured in minutes. We were also brought complimentary garlic bread while we were waiting. This restaurant is very into freebies.
We also chose the bacon and potato pizza which was also around 9,000. The pizza was amazing. It had a wafer thin crust which was perfectly crispy. Topped with plenty of cheese , potato and bacon. It was truly scrumptious. I shared this pizza but I could easily have devoured it all by myself.
Just as we were contemplating what to do next, the waiters brought out these complimentary ice creams They had crumbled Oreo cookies on them in cute little pans. The perfect end to the meal.
To get to Bambino Cuisine take a a train to Hongik Station (Line 2) and come out of exit 9, Take a left and go straight as far as you can. It is just opposite COCKS and next to VENT. There address is 345-7 Seogyo Dong, Mapo-Gu, Seoul. You can also call them on 02-322-6487.