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About Martini Ristorante

With Italian soul and a taste for international flavours, Martini Ristorante on The Parade brings to Norwood a unique dining experience full of creative cuisine. Casual yet sophisticated, Martini Ristorante uses fine, delicate touches in layout, lighting and design to create an intimate ambience with Mediterranean panache. Using SA’s renowned fresh seasonal produce whenever possible, the menu highlights contemporary dishes from Italy’s various regions – think veal and chicken polpette, sugo and Grana Padano to start. For the main, slice a knife into perfectly cooked grilled Black Angus striploin and smashed rosemary potatoes, or twirl your fork around pasta plates such as pappardelle, with pork fennel sausage, chestnuts and saffron mushrooms, best enjoyed with a glass of red wine.

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A few words from Martini Ristorante

Owner, Larry Piscioneri has a passion for cooking that stems from a childhood filled with good food, most of which was homemade or homegrown. Larry stated, "I believe my passion for cooking and the love I have for my restaurant, slowly influences my staff, all of whom come to love Martini Ristorante as much as I do."

Larry started his career as an apprentice chef at Da Clemente in Rundle Street in 1986. Since the start of his career he has built on the knowledge of what it is to be a chef and had learned the core processes of professional kitchens and how to run it smoothly, but most of all he was able to use his creativity to create a menu that speaks of his Italian heritage, but incorporates a modern twist that keeps his customers coming back for more.

Martini's menu consists of the basics of most Italian menus; antipasto, assaggi, pizze, pasta, secondi e dolci. Each one of these sections consists of old-fashioned dishes with a modern flavour. Martini's menu, despite representing the authentic flavours of Italy as a whole, Larry often finds himself leaning towards his Southern Italian heritage.

Despite the reasonably sized menu, offering tasty treats for a food lovers palate, it is not uncommon for a regular customer to walk in, bypass the friendly staff and go straight to the heart of the kitchen and ask "what's the specialty of the day?" This is referred to as a Chef's Table; a dining experience that stems from Larry's loyal following of food enthusiasts, but is open to all patrons and is Martini's most popular style of dining. The Chef's Table is a unique degustation style of dining, where guests are presented with a variety of platters to share. This allows the kitchen to cook with fresh ingredients and a creative flare, often boasting unique dishes that are not featured on the a la carte menu. The most satisfying part is that no one knows (not even the kitchen) what is going to be served, so it offers guests the chance to sit back and enjoy a glass of wine from the extensive wine list while basking in the company of family and friends.

Martini Ristorante is a rustic, yet modern restaurant, serving authentic Italian food, using fresh raw ingredients and adding a few extras to bring to Adelaide a quality dining experience


Martini Ristorante is delighted to present the newly established ‘Martini Function Room'. The team at Martini's has on offer a modern attractive function room with its own private bar. The Martini Room is loaded with AV features ranging from stereo, iPod, DVD player, plasma TV, projector to microphone.

We can cater for your next function from birthdays, christenings, weddings, cocktail parties through to a private dinner with family, friends or business.

The room seats 80 people for a dining experience or 120 for a stand up cocktail style event. Stand out from the crowd, impress your friends and have your next function at Martini's and allow our team to make your next event something special.

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Location & Map

59A The Parade, Norwood 5067 SA - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  12:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Wed  12:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM
Sun  Closed

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 85 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Dinner Party

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Member Reviews (7)




Norwoods Italian Gem
The team at Martini is always friendly, welcoming and delivering the goods! The food is absolutely delicious and always packed full of flavour. The service is phenomenal and always done with a smile. A trip to Martini's is always on the books when we are in town. Good work guys..keep it up!


This is a very good Ristorante along with two other couples we enjoyed lunch on a cold miserable day. We had a very warm Welcome . The food was excellent. The Pasta we gave top marks. We all look forward to our next visit. ??


totally tasteful! we had dinner there last night and did the chef's table for 4pp - basically they feed you, no decisions need to be made and it offered a great range... only downfall, i find it quite loud when they have a full house and a little difficult to hear fellow diners. great atmosphere tho and the pasta dishes are faultless!


Most enjoyable visit to this Restaurant recently, the food was excellent, very pleasant surroundings. The staff appear to enjoy their work, great to find, as its not always the case when one eats out. Look forward to my next visit.


Have had numerous enjoyable meals here. The menu is enticing and the food does not disappoint. The service is friendly and professional and the decor is smart, pleasant and comfortable. Off street parking is provided at the rear.The atmosphere and dining experience here is very good.