Third Avenue chic

THIRD Avenue Café and Pizzeria has created quite a buzz since it popped up on Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley, recently. Brett Benjamin and Diego Corzino are the co-owners of the new venture they describe as “fun, trendy and a bit different”. The 80-seat venue, with alfresco for 30, joins the evergreen Thai restaurant, Thai Orchid, on Beaufort Street at the intersection of Third Avenue. “We chose this location because there is a lot of stuff happening towards Mt Lawley,” Mr Benjamin says, pointing towards Walcott Street, “but nothing between here and Inglewood along the strip”. From Indian and Burmese heritage, Mr Benjamin is also the chef at Third Avenue. Mr Corzino, if the name hasn’t given it away already, cut his teeth in the restaurant game when his parents and grandparents started and ran the hugely successful Corzino’s, long considered the benchmark for affordable quality Italian food in Perth. When the pair met years ago, they immediately started to discuss plans of one day opening their own venture. Now, seeing those dreams come to fruition, the men agree the best part is watching the relaxed, convivial place their restaurant has become. “We wanted to create a place that felt like a little community,” Mr Corzino says. “Some of our regulars come three to four times a week. We’ve seen them interact with other regular customers here and it breeds an atmosphere within itself. It’s really satisfying.” Third Avenue’s menu exemplifies the relaxed blending of cuisine Australia’s dining quarters have become comfortable with. Asian influences sit next to Italian and Mediterranean traditions of cuisine in a menu designed to present simple meals authentically and expertly. For example, the menu features Asian style coconut chicken, chilli mussels, veal parmigiana and scotch fillet. But it is the wood fired pizzas that are garnering most of the attention.

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