Italian Restaurants in Australia

  • Ages Pizza

    Ages Pizza

    For a dining experience in Werribee the whole family is sure to love, visit Ages...

  • Giovanni's Woodfire & Kitchen

    Giovanni's Woodfire & Kitc...

    For pizza and pasta like Nonna makes, Carina locals say buon appetito at Giovann...

  • Enzo Restaurant

    Enzo Restaurant

    Since opening its doors in 1989, the multi award-winning Enzo Restaurant continu...

  • Gambinos Italian Ristorante

    Gambinos Italian Ristorant...

    Follow tantalising smells wafting from the pizza oven to Gambinos Italian Ristor...

  • Antica in the City

    Antica in the City

    If cravings lean toward wood oven pizzas, fresh pasta and a glass of wine, retre...

  • Perrotta's at the Gallery

    Perrotta's at the Gallery

    Include a dash of culture in your daily grind with highbrow art at the gallery, ...

  • Rhonda's Bar

    Rhonda's Bar

    New and improved Rhonda’s Bar on Kurrawyba Avenue in Terrigal, delivers a modern...

  • La la la

    La la la

    If cravings lean towards Italian, head to La la la on Gilles Street in Adelaide’...

  • Alfresco Pizzeria

    Alfresco Pizzeria

    Open all year round, find Alfresco Pizzeria located on the lower concourse of th...

  • La Capannina Scarborough

    La Capannina Scarborough

    After feeling sand between your toes and admiring the azure blue Indian Ocean, s...

  • Cafe di Roma

    Cafe di Roma

    Experience warm and welcoming Italian hospitality at Café di Roma on Prospe...

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    Cultural Influences

    Restaurants in Australia are as diverse as they are plentiful. With a restaurant scene rich with cultural influences from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, America and Polynesia, Australia has become a destination for restaurant buffs from around the world. While a blossoming food culture exists right throughout the country, Sydney and Melbourne are at the forefront Australia's fine dining scene. "Modern Australian" is the term used to describe our cuisine; a mix of east meets west, somewhat French, somewhat Italian, somewhat Asian. Our own unique style, but unclassifiable.

    Australian Cuisine

    There is no real discernable difference in cuisine from region to another, but influences such as italian and greek in Melbourne and asian in Darwin are noticeable. Australians love their seafood: Sydney rock oysters, Queensland sea scallops, rock lobsters and mud crabs, giant king prawns and Balmain bugs (the Balmain gug or Moreton Bay gug is a type of slipper lobster and is closely related to the rock lobsters. It is a popular crustacean commonly found in restaurants, fish markets and local fish shops), blue eye cod and Barramundi are all delicacies regularly found on menus throughout the country.

    Indigenous foods are also becoming widely recognized and available, enabling the creation of dishes such as: calamari seasoned with lemon myrtle, aniseed myrtle linguine tossed with South Australian scallops, native spinach fettuccine with crocodile, creamy bush tomato and macadamia sauce, kangaroo fillet crusted with mountain pepper, served with a pepper berry dressing and rosella flower salad. And of course there are witchetty grubs, a delicacy usually reserved for those who venture into the outback.

    Restaurant Opening Times & Reservations

    From relaxed water front cafes to internationally renowned award winning restaurants, whatever the style, Australia serves up an infinite range of culinary delights that will satisfy the most discerning palate. Every restaurant operates on their own opening & closing time but as a guide:

    • Breakfast: 7am - 10am
    • Lunch: 12noon - 2pm
    • Dinner: 6pm - 9.30pm

    Reservations are usually made by phone, fax or via the Internet. It is advisable to book award winning restaurants several days – in some instances weeks – in advance. The bill (check/cheque) includes service and tax. Tipping is optional but appreciated. If you are pleased with the service it is customary to add a tip of 5-10%.

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