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Bring Italy to you with Cucina Vivo’s bellissimo take home dishes

Including house made pizza, pasta and ice cream.

Table for 2, Cucina Vivo (Image: © 2020 The Star Gold Coast)

If you’re craving an exotic Italian getaway, complete with excessive perfectly cooked pasta and the cheesiest of pizzas, we have the answer and it comes in the form of Cucina Vivo, The Star Gold Coast’s five-star Italian venue bringing Italy to you.

Inspired by cliff-top restaurants along the Amalfi Coast, Cucina Vivo features an outdoor terrace overlooking the stunning pool and offers a distinct Italian seaside atmosphere but right here on the Gold Coast.

It’s the destination venue Italian dreams are made of, beautifully fit out with a casual yet cosy vibe where the joy and passion of cooking comes to life.

Campanelle Fruitti Di Mare, Table for 2, Cucina Vivo (Image: © 2020 The Star Gold Coast)

Right now though, the most exciting part is that you can enjoy Cucina Vivo’s stunning dining experience at home with a (tried and tested by us) shared menu from The Star Gold Coast’s Table for 2 offering.

The set six-course menu starts with a chef’s selection of antipasti followed by their signature seafood pasta, Campanelle Fruitti Di Mare (a seafood pasta of the very best variety) with local prawns, mussels, fish, chili and tomato.

Next is a Cucina Vivo favourite – the Scallopine Di Vitello made up of Northern Rivers Veal, creamy Marsala, forest mushrooms and silverbeet and (our fave) Roasted Potatoes with Truffle Butter also accompanied with the Insalata Di Rucola.

Tiramisu, Table for 2, Cucina Vivo (Image: © 2020 The Star Gold Coast)
Tiramisu, Table for 2, Cucina Vivo (Image: © 2020 The Star Gold Coast)

Don’t forget to save space for dessert – a house made tiramisu with housemade savoardi, marscapone diplomat crème, cheeky Nutella twist and of course, coffee.

Hot tip – there’s also a cheeky additional surprise dish included in every Table For 2 order and you’re going to LOVE it.

DIY Cannoli Pack, Cucina Vivo at Home (Image: © 2020 The Star Gold Coast)

But the fun doesn’t stop there, Cucina Vivo have also introduced additional Take Home items to add to your order!

Freshly made pasta and pasta sauce, pizzas with delicious pizza toppings like sliced prosciutto or calabrese salami.

For the dessert lovers (everyone), there’s DIY cannoli packs and Cucina Vivo’s very own house made ice cream in three flavours; Jam Doughnut, Fairy Bread and Cioccolato Pops (the best one).

Take Home Icecream, Cucina Vivo (Image: © 2020 The Star Gold Coast)

This is all available for delivery with a minimum order of $70 but if you pick up there’s no minimum order.

Additionally you can choose a Margarita Pizza, fresh pasta and Bolognaise sauce (the best we’ve ever tasted) to cook at home. With a pint of the epic housemade ice cream for dessert of course.

If you need a little bit of Italy in your life (and we know you do), Cucina Vivo’s Italian takeaway offerings are the answer. Find out more here.

LOCATION: Cucina Vivo, The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach
HOURS: Dine-in dinner from 5.30pm Wednesday to Sunday


Table for 2, Cucina Vivo (Image: © 2020 The Star Gold Coast)

The Star Gold Coast

Cucina Vivo

The Star Gold Coast launches Table for 2

Mei Wei Dumplings

As things on the Gold Coast once again begin to pivot, we are hearing welcome news from a few places we haven’t been able to set foot in for far too long. One of which is The Star Gold Coast, the iconic Broadbeach venue that has been home to many a night of dining, drinking and frivolity. We miss it a lot and we’re sure you do too.

Which is why it’s excellent news that The Star Gold Coast is BACK in a limited way from Wednesday May 13th with brand new at-home dining experiences. That’s right friends, dining will take on a new look with the venue’s popular Mei Wei Dumplings, Garden Kitchen & Bar and Kiyomi all launching multi-course share menus to be enjoyed at home.

It’s called Table for 2 and it means you get to once again enjoy unique dining experiences from some of the Coast’s most-loved menus, all from the comfort of your couch, with which you are now very well acquainted.

Each venue is set to offer a four to six course seasonal menu including a selection of the most popular dishes and some of the teams favourites too.

Not only eats though friends, The Star’s beverage team have also developed a series of hand-crafted cocktails, perfectly paired with the dishes, including the likes of a Japanese Margarita and a Cold Brew Martini. There’ll also be a selection of beer, wine and spirits on offer.

Garden Kitchen & Bar

Now let’s chat food. Mei Wei Dumplings will showcase some of the hawker-style venues favourite dishes including Pork Steamed Dumplings, Spicy Kung Pao Chicken and Mango Sago Cream to name a few. The four dishes are available for $70 and serve two people.

Garden Kitchen & Bar will, as always, delight diners with a seasonal menu made up of the freshest produce. For $50 per person there’s marinated olives, King Prawn Salad, Braised O’Connor Shortrib including sides and a Chocolate Trifle for dessert. Yes please.

At Kiyomi, Executive Chef Chase Kojima and his team have come up with something very special and we would like to eat all of this, every single day please. For $60 per person (six courses) you’ll start with Kingfish Miso Ceviche, Ocean Trout with Wasabi Salsa and Chicken Robata. The two main courses focus on the best produce from the sea with the famous Dengakuman Miso Glazed Toothfish and a Seafood Bouillabaisse. Tofu Cheesecake rounds it all off for dessert. Perfection and just $120 for you and your favourite person.

What a delight.

The Star’s Table for 2 menus are available for dinner seven days a week and can be pre-ordered here (don’t forget to add a chilled matching cocktail for $13). You may have your dinner delivered for $7.50 within a 10 kilometre radius or pick up directly from The Darling Porte Cochere.

Welcome back to one of our absolute favourite local destinations. Good news indeed.

Words by Kirra Smith

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