Il Lido Italian Canteen

  • When:7am-late Mon-Sun
  • Where:88 Marine Parade Cottesloe
  • Tel:9286 1111
  • Web:illido.com.au
  • Good for:a beach side meal at restaurant prices.

Previously the old Tropicana cafe, popular for a cold drink following a swim at the beach, Il Lido has taken it up a notch and pared back the look since launching in 2007. With a clean white and yellow exterior, and options for outdoor seating on the pavement, it’s inside where the real fun happens. It is fitted out with long communal tables, which play in creating a lively atmosphere when the place is full. The simple tasty Italian food caters for those wanting something a little more upmarket than the local fish and chippery. Come here for fun beach side wining and dining at restaurant prices.