Gino’s Spaghetti Bar – love the chilli mussels!

Gino’s Spaghetti Bar is one of our favourite local restaurants to dine-in or take-away when we haven’t had time to cook or just feel like going somewhere casual. burger boy wasn’t feeling too flash tonight so we cancelled our plans and went to Gino’s for a quick bite to eat.

burger boy wasn’t going to let me enjoy a corona on my own so he had one too…


I had a late lunch and was still feeling pretty content with my pad thai so it was the perfect opportunity to have chilli mussels (side note – I only ever have seafood out when I’m not starving 😉 as it doesn’t fill me up).

The mussels were juicy, sweet and best of all nice & plump. The chilli tomato sauce was mild & flavoursome, it wasn’t chunky but wasn’t too thin in texture either. Gino’s was very generous with their portion, check out my massive bowl…

Chilli mussels

I always have a side of carbs as a filler with seafood, tonight’s was Gino’s garlic bread which tasted great dipped in the chilli mussel sauce, but I reckon it’s a bit plain to have on it’s own.

Garlic bread

burger boy had the scallopini marsala on a bed of fettuccine. He cleared his plate in no time, not even sauce was left…

scallopini marsala

burger boy struggled to help me out with my massive bowl of chilli mussels but he did his best and we almost got through the last layer 😉

It cost us just under $70 and we left satisfied as always. Gino’s Spaghetti Bar is a great casual local Italian restaurant, wine is BYO and I love that we can have a good homely meal in less than 30 – 45 minutes. Service by the lovely @a_monella was friendly, fast and ace as always.

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I’m a foodie who enjoys trying new food anywhere / any place (restaurants, cafes, bars, market stalls, fast food joints…anywhere just name it!) both in Perth, Western Australia and on my travels. I’m not your ordinary foodie, I’m often described as ‘fussy’ but I really really do love my food - I guess just not everything that’s put on my plate. Though, my other half, ‘burger boy’, eats most foods so I’ll be blogging about what he eats too…and as the name implies, burgers will be a regular foodie blog for all you burger lovers outthere. I love showcasing my yummy food finds with pics so I thought why not share my passion for food with other foodies with my blog, foodie cravings. Follow my food journey as I discover new keepers and rave about my all-time favourites. 


  5 comments for “Gino’s Spaghetti Bar – love the chilli mussels!

  1. December 10, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Martine @ Chompchomp commented on foodie cravings, a Perth food blog:

    Gee that IS a cheap night out! The mussels look amazing!

  2. December 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    These mussels look fantastic! I love seafood and could eat them for lunch and dinner every day!

  3. Angel
    June 24, 2013 at 2:08 am

    I only went to Gino’s based on your blog and was more than happy with the chilli mussels. The sauce was the best I’d ever tasted in Perth and mussels were juicy. Garlic bread was divine too. Great service and excellent value for money. It is really a well kept secret!

    • June 24, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Yay so glad you enjoyed Gino’s – it certainly is a well kept secret :) cheers for sharing your experience Angel

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