pasta

Italian @ Imperioso

After a short walk through Braddon to get to the city, I noticed a new Italian eatery, Imperioso, had opened up on Lonsdale Street (formerly Farmer’s Daughter). The menu was limited to five pasta dishes, most of which were handmade gnocchi dishes (yum) and some Italian pastries and coffee. The eatery is tiny and only […] Read more…

Lunch @ Bicicletta

I hadn’t been back to Bicicletta in years, and caught up with a friend a few months ago for lunch. I’m glad they offered an undercover outdoor area as it was one of the hotter summer days in Canberra. For lunch, Bicicletta offer pastas, pizzas, salads and some antipasti plates. The dinner menu is more […] Read more…

Italian @ La Dolce Vita

A few months ago, V and I were going to head to Salotto at the Kingston shops on a Sunday night but realised it wasn’t open when only a dark locked up restaurant greeted us. We had no choice but to find somewhere else to eat and we were both in the mood for Italian. […] Read more…

Italian and Sons revisit

It was my sister’s birthday during her visit to Canberra. Seeing as we both love Italian food, it only seemed fitting to take her to one of the best Italian restaurants in town – Italian and Sons. The last time I was there was early last year and I was eager to revisit the restaurant. […] Read more…

Dining @ Salotto

Replacing The Kennedy Room in Kingston, is newly opened Salotto Bar and Kitchen. By the same owners as Santa Lucia Trattoria down the road, this modern Italian eatery offers the shorter version of Santa Lucia’s menu. You’ll find some tempting starters such as an antipasto platter, arancini balls and zucchini fritters. Pastas are homemade and […] Read more…

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…

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 @ Pheast Manuka

Pheast recently opened in Manuka replacing what was Charlie Blacks. There are specials written up outside on the bi-fold glass doors – 2 for 1 dinners on Mondays and Tuesdays as well as $10 lunch specials look like good bargains. Located on the corner of Furneaux and Franklin Street, the fit out is pretty much […] 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…

Lunch @ Loading Zone

I’d read that Loading Zone was to be Canberra’s first lane way dining café. It is located on Odgers Lane, a little alleyway in the Melbourne Building. The kitchen part is in quite a tiny space in the wall. There is limited seating available – a few stools inside with a small table lining the wall, […] Read more…