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“Take a big fat wallet with you”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Funtastico

Ranked #367 of 1,639 Restaurants in Perth
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Subiaco
Brisbane, Australia
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912 reviews
585 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
“Take a big fat wallet with you”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Went here with friends who declare it as their most favourite restaurant. I think I must just be too fussy but I honestly did not think the food merited the prices they charge here. I had the Misto Fritto di Pesce which was supposed to be "lightly fried" prawns, Fish, scallops and calamari served with salad. Well at $39.50 I was defnitely expecting something better than what I got. First of all the food was only just luke warm - 4 prawns, 6 scallops, 3 small pieces of indeterminate fish and a scattering of calamari. The "salad" was a massive pile of spinach and rocket with little else (2 halves of cherry tomato, 3 slices of cucumber and 3 olives). The prawns tasted slightly muddy, whatever coating was supposed to be on the scallops was soft and greasy and falling off, I think it was meant to crunchy crumbs - maybe because the dish had been standing for a while everything had softened up. The presentation, served in a "shell" of some kind of semi crispy pastry, is good but all in all a huge disappointment and way way way too expensive. However, one of my dining companions had the same dish and said she enjoyed it. Go figure. my other friend had the Petti di Pollo, which was Chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto and cheese on a bed of mashed potato. Again this dish cost $39.50 but it did look a bit more worth the money - I also suspect the reason our fish dish was cold was due to waiting for this dish to be cooked.

Once again, I had to resort to ordering dessert as I was still hungry after the paltry serving for the mains. Had the sticky date pudding ($11.50) and I have to say it was very nice though I am not usually a dessert eater so perhaps not the best judge of a good dessert. I thought the butterscotch sauce was devine but I am a bit of a sauce freak

All in all, I didn't rate the place very well. The service was appalling and the cost exorbitant. I don't mind laying top prices for top food but this place is definitely over rated and over priced. I won't be going back there if I can help it. Sorry

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Perth, Australia
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1,472 reviews
592 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 857 helpful votes
“Nice vibe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Its on the pricey side but the pizzas and pastas are good and its a nice, busy vibe with a good selection of drinks.

Always a good fall-back option if you don't have a brighter idea of where to go.

Visited April 2013
Thank Waddler
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“This would have been an average 3* if the price was reasonable”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

In brief:

Wait staff - Very serious with any personality whatsoever. Efficient but under staffed so there was lots of waiting and calling them over.

Chefs - Pretty good. I like that you can see them cooking. Very serious almost angry looking but can cook ok. Not brilliant but ok. I had some veal which was over-cooked and not soft to cut. Needed a lot more tenderising and less time in the pan. There was not enough sauce either. I have had a lot better for a lot less.

Price - Way over-priced. 8 garlic prawns with mash and garnish for $42. Unbelievable. We had a voucher so it was ok for us but there is no way in hell I would pay that much. The dish was quite nice but again, not brilliant, just nice.

Drinks - Very large range of wine and beer. This was a highlight (unfortunately).

Over-all - Not bad. There is no way I will be going back and I am glad I had a credit voucher to use as it is obscenely over-priced but again, that's the greed of Perth.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank MrTruthMan
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Perth, Australia
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“Trendy eatery, Great place to be seen..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Went with Friends to Christmas event in July, very busy trendy eatery, pasta very good the service was a bit slow and the waiters a tad arrogant but overall a very good Place to be seen.

Visited July 2012
Thank Cherry1080
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Perth, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Oh Dear Oh Dear Oh Dear”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Visited Funtastico for lunch at noon today. The first thing I noticed was a very dodgy smell inside the restaurant.....more on that later. On arrival, drink orders were taken and delivered promptly, but that dodgy aroma continued to compete with the nose on my Pino Grigio. Upon request I was informed that the "Fish of the day" was red emperor, which I duly ordered. I took a quick visit to the ladies and the dodgy smell became increasingly obvious as I proceeded towards the rear of the building. Once inside the ablution areas it became overwhelmingly obvious that I had reached the source of the odour which was permeating the entire restaurant and that it was none other than stale urine. My appetite for lunch had diminished substantially when I returned to my table to be greeted by a staff member who advised that the red emperor was not available. It seems that that "The Fish of the day" was in fact "The fish of yesterday" and the only 2 leftover portions had already been ordered by previous customers. I settled for a smoked salmon salad which was overdressed with balsalmic vinegar & very average. Don't think I can stomach another visit to Funtastico!

Visited March 2013
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