"...we were greeted by the loveliest maitre'd. In fact, I would say that service was the first element of 'old school' that I noticed. You can not go past old school, authentic, customer service."
Located in the heart of Subiaco along Rokeby Road is Funtastico. Funtastico is a local Subi gem which has been around in the dining scene for a long time specialising in Italian comfort food.
On a Thursday evening, Nat from iMasticate and I had dinner at Funtastico and for a Thursday evening, the restaurant was buzzing. As the weather was quite chilly, it made the perfect night for having Italian food.
Funtastico in Subiaco has been around for a good long while. In a suburb that has seen a lot of change in recent years, this restaurant has been a constant fixture. The restaurant has changed hands along the journey, but more recently the family that ran Funtastico from 2002 to 2007 has resumed ownership, with previous manager Nicky Tangney.
On our Friday lunch it was loud and buzzing and full of Subi business people, mums and dads, groups of girlfriends and clusters of mates all getting their Italian on. The staff, led by owner Nicky Tangney, were on the ball, almost running from table to pass to table to bar to pass. High energy.