Top choice italian in Paddington & Centennial Park

Set back from a showroom on its own sunny square – or should that be piazza? – this seductive spot focuses on traditional recipes from Rome and its region. Fairly priced and richly flavoured plates blend vernacular tradition with modern techniques to good effect. Daily specials are hearty favourites; prepare your palate with a drink of something sharp at the gleaming bar.

There's an intriguing drinks list, including tasty aperitivi and all-Italian wines, with a particular focus on the Lazio region.