Lollo is a modern Australian restaurant inside the new luxury hotel W Melbourne on Flinders Lane. Melbourne famous chef Adam D’Sylva (Coda and Tonka) is the creative culinary director. With the chef mixed Italian-Indian heritage, the menu at Lollo is taking on a contemporary fusion approach.
I love the food at Coda and Tonka, and that was why I wanted to dine at chef Adam D'Sylva's new Italian restaurant Lollo. I got to try the legendary Duck Lasagna that costs $52 as a main for sharing. It is baked to order and had to wait for 45 minutes. Gosh! It is worth the wait and the price tag. The lasagna is presented beautifully in multiple swirls (Rotolo style) in a round cast iron dish that looks like cinnamon rolls. The duck bolognese is rich and flavourful, rolled up by the pasta sheets. Dollops of buffalo mozzarella add creaminess to the dish.
Apart from the Duck Lasagna, the corn fed chicken cotoletta is another outstanding dish. The chicken breast is so moist and tenderly wrapped inside the crispy crumbs. It is served with coleslaw and salsa verde, a perfect complement to cut through otherwise a heavy fried chicken.
As for the small dishes, we enjoyed the yellowfin tuna tataki. It is served with fresh horseradish, pomegranate, coriander and ponzu. Yes, indeed, a Japanese style cold dish is so deliciously done with the pops of the pomegranate.
If you like hotel dining, Lollo hits all the marks. A beautiful airy room with top to bottom glass windows overlooking Flinders Street. Stylish, glamorous interior and friendly, attentive services. Most importantly, delicious food and a good wine list. A place where we happily spent the afternoon wining and dining and watching the world goes by. Lollo is a perfect spot for a family gathering or simply catching up with friends.
I hope you enjoyed the food too. Bon appétit!
408 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000