Even though restaurants and shops are open again, takeout is ever more popular. After weeks of being at home and constant cooking, takeout has taken on a new meaning. Suddenly getting a meal from somewhere else was like an adventure. I was happy then when a new Italian place near me offered takeout. Allegro really didn’t get lucky by opening maybe a month before the pandemic restrictions were upon us.
Of course when I heard that there was a new place to try I was all for it. So at least I had the chance to go for drinks before we shut down completely. The Campari spritz was delicious and the olives which came it as well.
So far I managed twice to get some takeout. The first time was on a Friday. Since we have a long Catholic tradition in this country, the favorite dish for Friday is fish. I therefore ordered the pike perch with oven roasted vegetables. The food comes in a glass container for which you pay a small deposit.
I had my lunch that day on the balcony. The table is set for my meal with the usual companion of my e-reader whenever I eat alone. The presentation of the food is all my own creation.
The glass contained two big pieces of filet and lot of mixed vegetables including zucchini, tomatoes, olives and herbs. It was very tasty and light. I am not sure why I didn’t boil any potatoes with it, but the container was a big enough meal. With a side dish maybe even enough for two.
The second dish I bought on the spur of the moment. While picking up the fish I took a look at what else was on offer and decided to try the lasagna. Not something I usually make for myself. Now the lasagna managed to come to the office with me. I heated it within the glass container and also ate out of it. No need to put it in a plate when it already looks enticing in the serving dish.
The portion was big enough and overall a good mix of meat and white sauce. My only complain here was a lack of seasoning. At least for my taste buds it lacked a bit of salt. Overall what a nice change from the daily cooking grind. I will be happy to try some more at Allegro, for takeout or in the restaurant. Yours, Pollybert
Allegro – Osteria Alimentari Catering
1090 Wien, Porzellangasse 21
Tel: +43 677 63530585
Mon-Fri: 10:00-19:00, Sat: 10:00-18:00