An impromptu trip down to Da Paolo Pizza Bar proved to be a good decision. One of the pizzeria stalwarts in town, we had a lovely time away from the festive hoopla and crowds.
Of course, we had to order calamari fritters - both the Munckin and I can chug down buckets of it. Unfortunately, this calamari's batter turned soggy really quickly. Tasty spicy mayonnaise dip.
I love the Monti, which features generous slabs of smoked salmon, mushrooms and basil pesto. You can put smoked salmon on most things and I would be a happy camper.
After lunch, we took a walk to nearby Monocle Cafe for a look-see.
And Russell scores a Monocle chocolate as it is obvious he is more hip than his parents.