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20 Best Italian Restaurants in Perth | Man of Many

Starting off our list is Galileo Buona Cucina. This restaurant is one of the few international Italian restaurants to be recognised by the Italian Government for its quality and authenticity (seriously, check out the website). All ingredients and wines are sourced from Italy when they’re in season, meaning you’ll be eating like the Italians eat. With over 400 plus wines on the menu as well, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

1. Galileo Buona Cucina

Dilly Dally is a cosy, caring Italian restaurant. The menu reflects this, with big pasta and pizza dishes that’ll leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. The staff at Dilly Dally want you to stick around long after your meal, which is made easy by the wine menu that won’t break the bank.

2. Dilly Dally

Pronounced ‘Ma-mooch’, Mummuc was named after the owners’ own grandma, giving the restaurant a homely, family-friendly feel. The menu here is concise, with the focus being on bringing out the best potential from each ingredient. This simple, great tasting Italian food often leads to people lining out the door for a table, so be sure to book ahead of time.

3. Mummuc

At Lulu La Delizia, pasta is the star of the show. Homemade, of course, the kitchen staff want their pasta to cut through the often overpowering and over-served sauces we all know well. While there are still plenty of tasty sauces to enjoy, you’ll see what all the fuss is about when you get your first bite of al dente pasta. For the sweet tooths, there’s also a friulano inspired dessert menu.

4. Lulu La Delizia

Where pasta was the star before, pizza is the star at Si Paradiso. With the light, crispy crust, layered in delectable toppings, this is far from your fast food wannabes. The rest of the menu covers steaks, salads, seafood (the letter of the day was clearly ‘S’) but you’ll want to get into this pizza first. To add to the already rocking atmosphere, you’ll find a live jazz band playing while you eat.

5. Si Paradiso

Heavily inspired by the food and culture of Rome, the head chef at Garum was enticed over to Perth by the fresh produce. This said produce makes some of the freshest Italian food you’ll find on this list. Do yourself a favour and order a plate of the duck, mushroom and sage tortelli, or the pork ragu tonnarelli. You won’t regret it.

6. Garum

‘Il Lido’ means beach in Italian, which explains the beach front views of the Il Lido restaurant. What we don’t understand is why it’s not called ‘‘Il Lido: e maledettamente buon cibo!’ (Translation, beach: and damn good food!). Il Lido serves Italian food breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you’re always welcome to drop in for a feed. The lasagne is particularly popular, and sells out quick, so first in best dressed.

7. Il Lido

Rossonero is a great Italian restaurant to start your night out in Perth. It specialises in woodfired pizza with not so traditional toppings. The Brussel Crowe, for example, heavily features brussels sprouts, and the Charlton Pesto is coated in a sharp pesto sauce. Rossonero is BYO, so load up on your grog while you chow down some delicious pizza, responsibly.

8. Rossonero

Escape the hustle and bustle of Perth’s populated streets to the underground wine bar Lalla Rookh. The chef here works like a magpie, pinching the best bits from Italian cuisine across the country, making for the yummiest flavour combinations you’d never think to try. The wine menu also boasts over 300 Australian and Italian wines, and for those who prefer a brew on tap, it has 38 taps that won’t help your indecisiveness.

9. Lalla Rookh

As the name suggests, there’s no set menu at No Menu Finest Italian 448. Meals are crafted from in season ingredients, making for some fun, high quality meals. All pasta in-store in handmade, as well as pastries and sweet desserts, baked with their woodfire oven. If you’re looking to leave your choices in the chefs very capable hands, this is one of the best Italian restaurants in Perth for you.

10. No Menu Finest Italian 448

Perugino serves up traditional Italian fine dining, as one of the best Italian restaurants in Perth. Everything is made fresh in house, served with some of the best Italian wines you’ll ever set your lips to. Dessert trolleys weave their way around the room, between tables like a yum cha cart, making it hard to say no as your eyes become instantly bigger than your already full stomach.

11. Perugino

Neighbourhood Pizza provides simple, affordable pizza, without compromising on the taste. Hidden in a refurbished warehouse (which is pretty cool if you ask us) Neighbourhood Pizza serve up all your pizza favourites, along with a few originals of their own. With a snooker table, rock ‘n’ roll music and BYO, this is another one of the best Italian restaurants in Perth to start or end your night out.

12. Neighbourhood Pizza

As the name suggests, spaghetti is the specialty at Francoforte Spaghetti Bar. The menu changes frequently, to keep up with the seasonal ingredients it uses. The open plan kitchen and dining area create a warm and cosy atmosphere for diners. There are no reservations here, so be sure to get in early and enjoy some wine and antipasti if you’re caught waiting for a table.

13. Francoforte Spaghetti Bar

Cecchi’s is a small, fine dining restaurant, with Instagram-worthy presentation you’ll want to show all your mates. With great specials across the board, you’ll always be getting the best bang for your buck. We recommend the ricotta doughnuts for dessert.

14. Cecchi’s

For an Italian restaurant with a passion for authenticity, look no further than La Sosta. La Sosta is a great dining experience for the family, or for those who have never had traditional Italian food before. It’s unanimous with the people of Perth, that La Sosta is one of the best Italian restaurants in Perth.

15. La Sosta

Spritz Spizzicheria specialises in share plates, making it great for sharing snacks and drinks with mates. There are larger mains for those looking for a bigger feed, but these can just as easily be shared with others, so you’re not missing out on anything from the menu. You’ll need to book ahead of time, but this should be no trouble at all with Spritz Spizzicheria’s inventive online booking platform.

16. Spritz Spizzicheria

Automatic is the suave, stylish, cool Italian restaurant you want to be seen at in Perth. The kitchen staff are committed to using only the best ingredients across their menu, making for some delicious meals and cocktails. It’s walk-ins again at Automatic, so book ahead or turn up early because it’s a popular place to be.

17. Automatic

Alfred’s Pizzeria is a bar-meets-restaurant spot in Perth that’s very similar to Frankie’s Pizza in Sydney. On your descent downstairs to the underground location you’ll be greeted by neon lights and rock ‘n’ roll music. Pizza is their Italian cuisine of choice, being so easy to eat while drinking and chatting with mates. Certainly, one of the best bars in Perth, Alfred’s Pizzeria is a great spot for your next night out.

18. Alfred’s Pizzeria

No Mafia serves up simple but delicious Italian food, with an even better Wine list. Occupy a booth with your mob while you dig into the many share plates on offer. The drinks here are the main attraction, with an excellently curated wine menu of top shelf Italian drops, and lo-fi, low fuss imported Italian wines that won’t break the bank.

19. No Mafia

Closing out our list of the best Italian restaurants in Perth is Monsterella Pizza. Monsterella Pizza is a little, family-friendly pizza joint, that’s all about it’s welcoming and fun atmosphere. There are colouring in pages to entertain the kids (to be coloured in with crayons, not pasta sauce), as well as all your favourite Italian pizza and pasta to boot.

20. Monsterella Pizza

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