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Dear owner of Martini Ristorante


On Saturday May 7, our family and friends held a surprise 70th birthday dinner party for my mother.  My father has asked me to write to you on our behalf in relation to the event.


We had made queries at a few different restaurants however we decided on Martini Ristorante for a few reasons including the fact that we had been there before and had always had a good experience.  


For this function, I was directed to Karen, your Function Manager.  I would find it difficult to describe how excellent she was...however I will try!  From our initial inquiry, she was prompt, efficient and professional.  She clearly wanted the function to work as after our initial discussion, she had emailed me within a short time frame with a proposed menu including the features I had requested.  Karen then followed up with a phone call and asked if there was anything else she could do.  We were catered for with everything that we requested.  Karen even came in on the Saturday afternoon so that I could drop off the cake and some drinks that we had decided to provide.  Further, Karen contacted me later on that afternoon to check that I was pleased with some changes she had made to the aesthetic of the room, putting in extra effort to enhance with flowers etc. as I hadn't had time to organise any decorations.  Throughout the actual event, Karen was there monitoring the whole excercise and ensuring we were happy right up until the end.  She certainly is an asset to your business and in a word could be described as outstanding.


Another staff member I wish to mention is Aisha, who was our waitress for the evening.  She was also absolutely excellent too.  Aisha monitored all needs promptly, efficiently and professionally.  She was very friendly and cheerful.  Nothing was a bother and she made the effort to connect with various guests through a bit of 'chit chat' here and there.  Absolutely wonderful.  Another asset to your restaurant and I think a recent addition - one to keep, I believe.


In summary, we all had a fantastic celebration.  The food was very good, the service was excellent and the overall experience was outstanding.  We really appreciate everything you did for us and we will be back!


Kind regards

Gabrielle and Brian Corbett


Dear Karen,


I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done to make our children Luke and Liana’s communion a truly memorable experience.

Nothing was a bother for you, your expertise, professionalism and friendly manner made the day run so smoothly with the guests not to mention our children enjoying the day.

Thank you for all the lead up work towards our event, once again your attention to detail and aim to please helped to make the day so memorable.


The food was exceptional and ambience of the room was terrific - I love the double table set up which allowed all of our guests share a meal around one large table.

So thank you Karen, Larry is very lucky to have you as an employee at Martini restaurant and yes we will come back for dinner this time without the kids!


kind regards,



Mary and Daniel Raschella


Dear Karen,


A very big (and belated) thank you for your part in making my birthday celebrations a big success. I was delighted when you agreed to open the restaurant on a Sunday evening and even more delighted with your professional help in meeting our requirements for the evening. It resulted in us having to make some fairly painless decisions and then sit back and wait for the big night to arrive.


Tony's brother,(a local Norwood resident), had eaten at the restaurant previously and it was he who recommended that we try you.


We were delighted with the quality of the food and the friendly staff, both of which made it a very successful evening. Several of our guests were not aware of your existence but all of them commented on how impressed they were with the food and service and several of them indicated that they would be back. 


Your food, the atmosphere and the mixing of the guests, several of whom had not met before, made for a wonderful evening.  


I am presently working in the Cayman Islands and won't be home until mid December. I am not sure when we will next be in Adelaide but whenever that is we will drop in for a meal.


Sincere thanks once again.  Helen


Hi Karen and Erica, this email is well overdue..I wanted to say a big thank you for a great meeting on 7th Nov. The service and food was great and so cost effective from a company point of view and most of all for ensuring the AV requirements went to plan in the end !! It was greatly appreciated : )

I will definitely use Martini again for dinner meetings.

Warm Regards, Daniela

Daniela Erakovic | Key Account Manager | SA | NT | TAS



"Good morning Larry,
The Grange Club has been meeting for dinners three times a year for nearly thirty years…and I have only missed one!
From the feedback and from my own experience I have to say that last night's was one of the best ever.
The food was sensational, the service was first class, and Rosie's overall management left absolutely nothing for us to worry about.
Please, don't ever leave!
You know we will be back.
Thank you once again.
Max Pfitzner and John Davis"



"Dear Larry and Staff at Martini Ristorante
We wish to thank you for making Colette's Christening function a day that we will remember forever. We had very high expectations coming to Martini Ristorante but even toughest critics would not have been able to find fault with the exceptional food. 
The ambiance was beautiful and intimate and the suggestion of using Dreambooths was certainly a raving success and the highlight for all the children (and adults too!)
I have received countless comments, phone calls and Facebook messages all saying that they have ever enjoyed a Christening as much as they did Colette's. The Chefs table menu was superb - the quality unsurpassed!
We sincerely thank you again and we look forward to dining with you soon.
Our best wishes to you all.
Kind regards
Carmine and Danielle Palmieri &
Pasquale and Giulia Giuliani"


"To the Martini Ristorante Team.
On Thursday the 20th Feb 2014, you indulged my family to one of the most memorable dinner evenings that we have enjoyed.

To the whole team, who cooked and served us….  Thank you all.

The food was faultless, the Chefs Choice was mouth-watering, the enthusiastic service was exemplary.

It’s great to be with people who care about there guests and it shows.

You were all offering attention to detail seldom experienced.

We will of course return.

Mark Cambridge

Cambridge Group Of Companies"






"To Larry and all the family at the New Look Martini.
Larry you are the creative mastermind behind each dish and each time we dine here we feel like we are coming home. 
Your restaurant is like family, focusing on the things that have always been most important, which is making each and every guest feel they are part of your family every time they dine with you.
You have created an experience that encompasses a culinary journey thoughout the past years in this industry and we are very proud of your accomplishment. We are looking forward to sampling your creations using the new unique feature at Martini of the wood-burning oven.

Thank you all for creating a place where people can experience wonderful cuisine and enjoy themselves with friends, family and business associates. "Your passion has become a reality"

See you soon :)
Mary Lou and Peter
The Regulars "



Once again thank you for a great job, from the day we sat down to organise the meals and wine to the special day on Sunday. The chefs table was fantastic the way the food was presented and it tasted spectacular. We were very happy with the way you organised it all. The atmosphere and the enthusiasm by your staff was wonderful and welcoming. This was our fourth family event with you and they keep getting better, cant wait for the next one!!!
Once again Larry to yourself and Rosie, thank you for an enjoyable day of celebration.
Best Regards,
per Advanced Pool Constructions Pty Ltd

Managing Director
Member of 'Swimming Pool &
Spa Association' Australia"










"Good morning Larry and team

Another highly successful dinner at Martini’s.

You guys just never let us down!

Wonderful food and wonderful service.

You know we will be back.

A special thank you to Rosie for your great assistance over a long time…we will miss you.

Best wishes

Max Pfitzner and John Davis"



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