Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Kangaroo Point & Woolloongabba

1889 Enoteca

Italian purists rightfully adore this moody, sophisticated bistro and wine store, where pasta is not served with a spoon (unless requested) and a Roman-centric menu delivers seductive dishes like carciofi alla Giuda…
Top Choice Italian in Mildura

Stefano's Restaurant

Stefano de Pieri was a celebrity chef before the term was invented. The charismatic Italian-Australian introduced fresh and simple farm-to-plate cuisine to households via his popular TV program and at this delightfu…
Top Choice Italian in Carlton & Brunswick

D.O.C Espresso

Run by third-generation Italian Australians, authentic D.O.C has breathed new life into Lygon St. The espresso bar features homemade pasta specials, Italian microbrewery beers and aperitivo time (4pm to 7pm), when y…
Top Choice Italian in Coffs Harbour

Fiasco

Upmarket Italian fare is prepared in an open kitchen using produce from the best local suppliers and herbs from the restaurant's own garden. Expect authentic delights such as organic Angus beef with celeriac purée, …
Top Choice Italian in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

LuMi

This wharf spot sits right alongside the bobbing boats, though views aren't quite knock-me-down. Hidden but just steps from Darling Harbour and the Star, it offers casual competence and strikingly innovative Italian…
Top Choice Italian in Bermagui

Il Passaggio

Cheerfully located on the top deck of the building by the fishing harbour, this has winning outdoor seating where you can look over the boats that brought your catch. Tasty proper-Italian pizzas are popular, and the…
Top Choice Sardinian in Manly

Pilu at Freshwater

Housed within a heritage-listed beach house overlooking the ocean, this multi-award-winning Sardinian restaurant serves specialities such as oven-roasted suckling pig and traditional flatbread. Your best bet is to p…
Top Choice Italian in Central Hobart

Templo

Unpretentious little Templo, on a nondescript reach of Patrick St, has assumed the mantle of Hobart's 'must-do' restaurant. With only about 20 seats (bookings essential), and only three or four Italian-inspired main…
Top Choice Italian in Bright

Simone's Restaurant

For 20 years owner-chef-host Patrizia Simone has been serving outstanding Italian food, with a focus on local ingredients and seasonal produce, in the rustic dining room of this heritage-listed house. Her son has ta…
Top Choice Italian in Hervey Bay

Paolo's Pizza Bar

Hordes of locals come for a slice of Naples from the pizza oven or in the form of fine pasta (the spaghetti marinara at $22 was amazing), and relish the attentive family-run service. It's the best Italian in the reg…