Expect a good time at this buzzing mod-Italian-Australian wine bar that’s got a ton of heart.
You know when you walk into a restaurant and the energy is palpable, the room is buzzing with happy conversation, the lighting is spot on, and everything seems right with the world? Mummucc’ is just such a place: intimate, welcoming, fun.
Raw amaebi (prawns) are cured in citrus and flayed over rice malt tomatoes, spruiked with fennel and basil kosho: freshness in a bowl.
Chef Matt McDonald’s food is basically modern Italian but he doesn’t hew too closely to that mandate, particularly on the starters – you’re as likely to find Japanese phrasing and ingredients as classic Italian ones. Which works beautifully on a steak tartare crowned with a thicket of fried enoki mushrooms, which hide a soft egg yolk and bonito cream atop rich meaty Angus fillet. Raw amaebi (prawns) are cured in citrus and flayed over rice malt tomatoes, spruiked with fennel and basil kosho: freshness in a bowl.
Mains are all handmade pastas, like fluttery-edged campanelle with pancetta and smoked tiger prawns. The crew here are charming and friendly, especially if they realise you’re actually excited by the fantastic wine list and want to chat through it – expect mainly Italian and Australian varieties, leaning towards natural and funky. This is a place for gossip with friends, rowdy date nights, and a smashing good time for all.