Italian

Nonna’s House @ Provini

V and I headed to newly opened Italian restaurant, Provini, which replaced La Scala in the city. Provini is owned by the Cocu Group which also owns Shorty’s next door, Little Brooklyn in Kingston, Public in Manuka, Suburban and much more around Canberra, so I couldn’t help but have high expectations of this place. The […] Read more…

Italian fare @ Joe’s Bar

* I dined as a guest of Joe’s Bar, however all opinions are my own. I was kindly invited to try out the newly opened Joe’s Bar located at the East Hotel in Kingston, where Ox Eatery is also situated. Owned by brother and sister duo, Dan and Dion Bisa, who also run East Hotel, […] Read more…

Italian @ Locale Pizzeria (Deakin)

In the suburb of Deakin, a new Italian pizzeria has made huge waves in the community. Locale Pizzeria is a small sophisticated bar and pizzeria offering wood-fired pizzas, authentic Italian pastas, charcuterie boards and classic Italian desserts like tiramisu. The pizzeria takes up one small corner of the Deakin shops next door to the popular […] Read more…

Authentic Italian food @ Bacaro

The latest venture by the Trimboli Group (owners of Italian & Sons, Mezzalira and Da Rosario), is new wine bar Bacaro in Braddon. Bacaro is an Italian term for a traditional Venetian wine bar. Located directly behind Italian & Sons on Lonsdale Street, the entry is via a small alleyway about one shop down from […] Read more…

Cafe dining @ 332 Manhattan

Another new cafe to open in Canberra city is 332 Manhattan, underneath the Manhattan apartment complex facing Glebe Park. On a Saturday morning, the place was packed and I just managed to grab a table for three. Table numbers are tied with some twine on either a small jar of succulents or a salt and […] Read more…

Lunch @ Da Rosario Pizzicheria

I read about some new developments from the team and family behind Mezzalira and Italian and Sons on the Good Food website. The latest venture is a hole in the wall on London Circuit called Da Rosario Pizzicheria, right next to Mezzalira in the Melbourne Building. A pizzicheria is like a delicatessan selling meats, cheeses […] Read more…

Cannoli @ Ciao Cafe & Cakes

Sometime last year, I bought a Groupon voucher for 6 cannoli from Ciao Cafe & Cakes. I can’t quite remember how much it was but I think it was under the $10 mark (these are usually $4.50 each). Ciao Cafe & Cakes is located in Queanbeyan on Crawford Street. I have noticed and driven past […] Read more…

Dinner @ Chez Frederic

I headed to Chez Frederic in Braddon for dinner with a friend. This fairly new cafe on Lonsdale Street opened up earlier this year. Its website states it’s a gourmet take away, dine-in and catering cafe. I’d originally read a blog that gave a nice introduction to it. I like how the menu is split […] Read more…

Valentine’s Day dinner @ Italian and Sons

Italian and Sons has been on my food bucket list for about three years now. I’ve been meaning to go but never got around to organising it. So my partner and I made a dinner reservation for Valentine’s Day. There are two sittings – 6.30pm and 8.30pm. We chose the 6.30pm slot as I’m usually […] Read more…

Lunch @ Jamie’s Italian Perth

My family hadn’t tried Jamie’s Italian Perth yet as they found it too hard to get in or make a booking. I completely understand as I’ve never been able to make a booking at Jamie’s Italian Canberra and just walk in instead. I found it very easy to make a booking at the Perth restaurant […] Read more…