Come hungry for the ultimate carbo-loading at this cosy Italian restaurant in the heart of town. Hidden in the basement of Grand Hyatt, Pete's Place oozes rustic charm with its lovely checkered table cloths, wood-fired oven and bare brick walls. They serve great pastas and pizzas for dinner, but it's their pocket-friendly lunch buffet you should come for. Go for the buffet with mains, ($35, there's a soup and salad only option for $28) where you get unlimited helpings of their excellent thin crust pizzas and simple yet flavourful pastas, on top of soup and salad. The soup, pizza and pasta flavours rotate daily, so you'll get a refreshed spread each time you're back here. Help yourself to their freshly baked breads, breadsticks and cured meats before moving on to soups. The selection may not be as extensive as others, but rest assured you're getting quality over quantity at this feast. When the carbs prove too much to handle, try the cooked food like the tasty Chicken Balsamico and Braised Beef, and end the two-and-a-half hour buffet with a treat or two from the dessert table!
Avg Price: $40 per person
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