Il Gusto

For some time we’ve been looking for a restaurant from a country other than the ones we have been to. My daughter remembered a place where every time she passed a young man always gave her salams. There was no halal sign on the big menu displayed in front and in the menu it looked like they were selling meat that we could eat, except bacon. As we know other halal restaurants use beef rashers instead of bacon. We felt the need to find out about this restaurant by researching existing reviews. It turned out that among the reviews there was a complaint about bacon that was not real…When we were about to visit another halal Uighur restaurant in the same area – which was closed that day – we decided instead to go to this Italian restaurant, and stopped to read the menu in front of it. This time, a middle-aged woman who came out of the restaurant assured us that everything on their menu was halal. Indeed, some restaurants do not include halal signage. Also some Muslims may not want to eat somewhere selling alcoholic beverages. This restaurant has a downstairs room which is not that big but they also have an upstairs area. The service is very proper, and friendly. This time we ordered two of their menu items – rib eye steak with mushroom and ravioli bolognaise – and an Italian soft drink called chinotto. Bearing in mind it is a licensed place – you can try real Italian food at this family run restaurant. Enjoy.

Lama kami mencari restaurant dari negara lain selain yang telah kami datangi. Anakku teringat suatu tempat dimana setiap dia melewati resto Italian ini seorang laki-laki muda selalu memberi salam. Tidak ada halal sign di menu besar yang dipajang didepan dan dalam menu tidak terlihat mereka menjual daging yang kita tidak boleh makan kecuali bacon. Seperti kita tahu restaurant halal lain menggunakan beef rashers untuk bacon. Kita merasa perlu untuk mencari tahu tentang restauran ini dengan meneliti review-review yang ada. Ternyata di review tersebut ada complaint tentang bacon yang tidak asli atau berbeda…Ketika kami hendak mendatangi restaurant Uighur halal lain didaerah yang sama – yang ternyata tutup hari itu – kami penasaran ketika melewati resto Italian ini, dan berhenti sambil membaca menu didepannya. Kali ini perempuan separuh baya keluar dari restaurant menegur kami dengan memberitahu bahwa semua yang dimenu mereka halal. Banyak restaurant yang tidak mencantumkan halal walaupun pemiliknya kadang seorang muslim. Juga yang menambah seorang muslim tidak mau makan disana apabila mereka menjual minuman yang beralkohol. Restaurant ini mempunyai ruangan bawah yang tidak begitu besar tetapi mereka mempunyai ruangan dilantai atas juga. Pelayanan sangat rapih atau formal dan ramah. Saat ini kami memesan dua menu mereka – rib eye steak dengan mushroom dan ravioli bolognaise – dan soft drink Italia yang bernana chinotto. Untuk anda yang tidak keberatan dengan semua yang kami tulis disini bisa mencoba makanan Italia ditempat ini. Selamat mencoba.

Details

Il Gusto, 256 Lygon Street Carlton Victoria

Monday to Sunday 12 midday to 10 pm

Staff assurance of halal status; diner discretion advised as restaurant is licensed

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