Best Italian in Canberra
There are many reasons as to why Italian is arguably the best meal to eat out. It’s hearty, you don’t leave an Italian restaurant feeling empty, and it’s largely liked – what’s wrong with pizza and pasta? If you’re hanging around the capital, experience the great benefits of Italian food at one of these places.
CORVINA RESTAURANT (Mawson)
Stepping up from your simple pizza and pasta place is Corvina Restaurant. Go out for a great Italian evening and enjoy the sophisticated food and drinks menu at Corvina. Pastas include a risotto di mare with fresh mussels, prawns and calamari, with options extending to the traditional favourite, Spaghetti Bolognese. Here you can enjoy meat and seafood dishes bursting with flavour. At the end of the meal, you won’t want to leave.
Location: 10/84 Ainsworth Street, Mawson ACT 2607
MEZZALIRA RISTORANTE (Canberra)
Mezzalira Ristorante is home to top-notch Italian cuisine. Complemented by their superior wine list, which has won awards from 2012 through to 2016, a night out at Mezzalira Ristorante is sure to impress. With a wide ranging menu, try out dishes different than what you’re used to with their Anatra Brasato: roasted duck, cantiano cherries, celeriac puree and baby leek and pancetta involtino. If you want to make the night even more impressive, they also have a degustation menu for you to try.
Location: Melbourne Building, 55 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601
ITALIAN & SONS (Braddon)
Italian and Sons breathes impressive Italian to life. Their pizzas alone could entice even the most passionate of carb-haters. Cooked in a Neopolitan wood-fired oven, and left to rise for 48 hours, the pizzas are definitely something to try at Italian and Sons. Not to be left out however, is the antipasti selection with zucchini flowers, local fig and swordfish options. Bring on down your favourite people and enjoy a great meal out.
Location: 7 Lonsdale Street, Braddon ACT 2612
Bicicletta is one of those rare Italian places that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start your day out with delicious crepes for breakfast at Bicicletta. Then move on to the gnocchi with mushrooms and pork sausages for lunch. End your day in Canberra back at Bicicletta where you can enjoy the Italian staple: pizza. The restaurant favourite, also called Bicicletta, will tantalise your tastebuds with smoked salmon, baby spinach, sour cream and dill.
Location: 1/15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601
Not only a restaurant, Salotto offers you a chance to try out the experience of an Italian bar! Chow down on some delicious arancini filled with veal ragu, and enjoy yourself with their simple pizzas for mains. Add to that experience a great atmosphere, an extensive bar for you and your friends – what more is there? Salotto combines the best of both worlds when it comes to Italian food, and you certainly don’t want to miss out.
Location: 25 Kennedy Street, Kingston ACT 2604
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