Italian

Dinner @ Lalla Rookh Perth

I caught up with some friends at Lalla Rookh Bar and Eating House on St Georges Terrace in Perth City. The freshly made pastas sounded appealing, as well as some other items on the menu, so I was happy to try it out. It’s located underground, and there are stairs leading down from the street […] Read more…

Wood-fired pizza @ Dolce & Salato

The first time I went to Dolce & Salato, I noticed the large wood-fired oven in the corner but it wasn’t in action just yet. Just before Christmas, they fired up the oven and I got to try it out earlier this month. Some friends and I shared two pizzas between the three of us. […] Read more…

Sweet treats @ Dolce & Salato Pasticceria

Dolce & Salato Pasticceria is an Italian patisserie, bakery and cafe that opened up in Civic today. I’ve been patiently waiting for this place to open and have been watching the shop (formerly Gelato Joe’s) transform into a glamorous looking cafe. Located on the corner of Bunda Street and Garema Place (near Koko Blacks), one […] Read more…

First look @ Jamie’s Italian Canberra

Along with most of Canberra, I headed to Jamie’s Italian when it opened to the general public on Wednesday night. We didn’t have a booking. The website claims that online bookings are being accepted but it’s either a really bad booking system or most tables had been allocated, as I couldn’t book for any night […] Read more…

Dinner @ Cafe Sopra Sydney

I was in Sydney over the long weekend for the International Fleet Review. A few of us stayed in Potts Point which has quite a few funky cafes and restaurants. We asked reception for an idea of some good restaurants within walking distance to our hotel. Cafe Sopra at Fratelli Fresh (just above Woolworths) was […] Read more…

Opening of new restaurant in Kingston – il Portico

As mentioned in a previous post, there is a new restaurant in Kingston. Il Portico had its soft launch tonight. We were greeted very warmly by the friendly restaurant staff. The inside of the modern looking restaurant is decorated with the colours of Italy – red, green and white. There are softly padded white bench […] Read more…

Lunch @ Santa Lucia Trattoria

I headed to Santa Lucia Trattoria in Swinger Hill for a weekday lunch with a work colleague. Entry is through the side where there is a rather large outdoor dining area. Tables are covered in red and white checked tablecloths. The only thing missing was some Italian music playing in the background. The menu is […] Read more…

Italian @ Da Nunzio

I’ve been wanting to check out the other restaurants out at Gungahlin for while now and finally managed to try out Da Nunzio Caffe Bar Ristorante. The menu on their website looks good with a range of pasta dishes, seafood and steaks. I managed to book the last table for 2 on Friday night. They […] Read more…

Belluci’s Manuka

A group of friends and I dined at Belluci’s Manuka for a birthday dinner. The inside of Belluci’s Manuka is relatively new and fitted out quite nicely. Belluci’s serve nice Italian food but I’ve had so many bad experiences with the chain (there’s another Belluci’s restaurant in Phillip). I’ve found the wait time is ridiculous […] Read more…

Dinner @ La Scala

La Scala is an Italian restaurant in civic that I find to be a bit hit and miss with their dishes. When you first walk in, it doesn’t look very big until you walk to the back and see another back room full of tables and another room sectioned off with a heavy curtain that […] Read more…