Isola Di Capri, Cowes

We did it again! Last weekend we took the chance to go on another road trip, this time to Phillip Island. We started our journey pretty late as hubby still had to work during the day, so we arrived at about 9pm. We checked into our accommodation and found out that the on-site restaurant was closed. We were a little worried that we wouldn't be able to find dinner anywhere else as well, but a drove to towards the beach completely proved us wrong. All the restaurants were still buzzing with action! We chose to have a quick meal at Isola Di Capri, an Italian restaurant overlooking the jetty and the beach.

Service was very prompt, maybe a little too prompt at times. We walked towards our tables with menus in our hands, and literally just as we sat down, someone came to take our order! We said we needed a couple of minutes, and had a good chuckle.

The first of the two mains we ordered was spaghetti marinara. It was the standard fare, bits of seafood in tossed in garlic, tomato and chilli sauce. What I did find quite interesting was the chopped up pieces of scallops, it took us a while to figure out what it was!

Our other main was the tiger prawn pizza, topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, chilli, garlic and herbs. It was a little wet, but it was tasty enough. We were glad we didn't order more even though we were starving, because this smallest sized one was more than enough to fill us up!

The food was average, nothing majorly exciting but we weren't complaining. I was so hungry that lemon lime bitters never tasted so good. We were in and out pretty quick, but I imagine it would be a great place to catch up amongst a beautiful setting and laid-back atmosphere!

Just as a side note, the restaurant also runs a gelato and ice-cream shop called Isola Gelateria just next door. We bought some ice-cream the next day while we were taking a stroll, and be warned, this place is packed! They are a little pricey (about $6.50 for 2 scoops) but they have a huge selection of flavours. I got myself nutella and cookies and cream whereas hubby got lemon and passionfruit. It was so refreshing, especially on such a hot day!

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