Threecoins Italian Trattoria – 29 Oct 2014

Cuisine: Italian
Location: Mt Lawley – Beaufort Street

Threecoins is the literal translation of the family name Trequattrini. The Trequattrini, a family of five originally from Umbria, Italy, moved to Perth with the dream to combine their individual areas of expertise to create a unique, culture rich restaurant, offering the real taste of regional Italian cuisine.

Threecoins Italian Trattoria - Interior

Threecoins Italian Trattoria – Interior

I had recently stumbled upon this newish restaurant and one of the ladies at work had visited and enjoyed the food. So I made a booking for dinner and paid Threecoins Italian Trattoria a visit. On arrival, they didn’t exactly have the correct booking details – they were expecting more people than what I specified. Maybe just reconfirm all details when making your booking. As a lover of Italian food, I was looking forward to what might be served up. The restaurant wasn’t too full when we arrived at 6:30pm but it didn’t take long to change that with not a spare seat in the house. After a look at the menu, we settled on ordering some mains to share amongst ourselves with a view to getting some dessert.


Quattro Stagiono Pizza $22 – Mozzarella, Artichoke, Olives, Mushroom and Ham

Threecoins Italian Trattoria - Quatro Stagioni Pizza

Threecoins Italian Trattoria – Quatro Stagioni Pizza

The wood-fired pizza base was very thin and light. Unusually, instead of scattering the ingredients around the pizza, they had placed certain toppings on certain slices. No one slice got all ingredients. I guess looking at the menu description, the “quattro” must translate to 4 quarters so I guess they’ve made one pizza with 4 different quarters. The tender juicy mushrooms were tasty, the ham lovely, the olives juicy, and the cheese coverage was light so it hung in the background allowing the main ingredients to shine through. I thought it lacked seasoning and a bit of punch, it was kind of flat for a pizza but was pretty good otherwise.


Ravioli $26 – Pumpkin and Taleggio filling tossed with butter, parmesan and sage, finished with pure white truffle oil

Threecoins Italian Trattoria - Ravioli

Threecoins Italian Trattoria – Ravioli

For me, the standout dish of the night was the ravioli. Super silky and smooth pasta with a soft but sweet pumpkin filling, mopped up with a slightly rich sage flavoured sauce. It went down an absolute treat. I loved it. This is the kind of quality and flavours I’m expecting. I must say pumpkin in a ravioli is rather unusual particularly due to the sweet flavour it gives. It does standout somewhat but the richness of the cheese does help to counteract the sweetness somewhat.


Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks $34 – Red wine gravy, grilled polenta and Italian coleslaw

Threecoins Italian Trattoria - Beef Cheeks

Threecoins Italian Trattoria – Beef Cheeks

The beef cheeks were rich and tender. The meat just fell apart. Tasty but a bit intense so the polenta presented something to offset the intensity with a slightly rich Parmesan grilled polenta which was very nice. To tie everything together, a sharp salad was required and they delivered on that front.


Baileys & Chocolate Tiramisu $14

Threecoins Italian Trattoria - Tiramisu

Threecoins Italian Trattoria – Tiramisu

For dessert I had a taste of the tiramisu which was light and creamy. For added flavour toasted coffee beans were present on the plate and a little dish of chocolate sauce. I enjoyed that morsel very much.


Threecoins Pannacotta $14

Threecoins Italian Trattoria - Pannacotta

Threecoins Italian Trattoria – Pannacotta

I also had a taste of the pannacotta which was smooth and silky but the presence of yoghurt helped to present that touch of sourness to counteract any richness. The tart but sweet berry drops also aided the dessert greatly. Another excellent dessert.


Nutella Calzone & Vanilla Ice Cream $16

Threecoins Italian Trattoria - Nutella Calzone

Threecoins Italian Trattoria – Nutella Calzone

I had one of the blackboard specials – a Nutella calzone with vanilla ice cream. Not too chocolatey and allowing the hazelnut paste to shine through, it was a lot of dough to get through but was lightened by the ice cream. Pretty tasty but I would have preferred the tiramisu or the pannacotta which were far tastier desserts. I can’t say I’m too convinced by the dessert pizza having eaten it a few times now.


Threecoins Food Review Summary

Verdict: Threecoins Italian Trattoria is not a fancy restaurant but one that is family owned and run. This kind of venue presents an inviting atmosphere with good honest food served to patrons and judging by the business of the restaurant, it’s popular with the locals. Stepping in reminds me of my time in Rome and it probably wouldn’t look out of place with the checked red and white tablecloths. I really loved the pumpkin ravioli which was excellent, presenting silky smooth pasta in a lovely Parmesan sauce. The pizza was rather underwhelming for my mind. While it presents a lovely light wood-fired base with lovely toppings confined to separate quarters, it lacked seasoning, punch, and was rather flat. The beef cheeks also lacked a touch of seasoning but was super tender and thoroughly enjoyed with grilled polenta and a sharp salad. I thought they really excelled in their desserts with a delicious light tiramisu and a super smooth pannacotta made from yoghurt to produce a touch of sourness against the usual richness. The Nutella calzone was quite tasty, not too chocolatey and lovely with the ice cream. It’s a bit heavy as a dessert with all that dough. A dinner at Threecoins will present a solid meal in a lovely atmosphere, though, their food falls short in flavour compared to a few other Italian restaurants I’ve visited.
Price: Reasonable
Taste: Delicious
Value: Excellent
Recommendation: Recommend


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Threecoins Italian Trattoria - 29 Oct 2014, reviewed by Shaun on 2014-10-29T20:13:46+00:00 rating 3.7 out of 5