The Best Italian Restaurants in Perth

There might not be a more universally loved nationality of cuisine than Italian food. Pizza, pasta, artisan bread, and fine meats – Italy has it all. Sadly, it’s a bit of a trek from Australia to Italy – but never fear! There are a lot of great Italian restaurants to sample such delights right here in Perth! Here are our absolute favourites to eat at!

Rossonero

The sign on the outside says ‘pizza’. That’s exactly what you’ll find here, unapologetically. The menu tends to change as the chefs experiment with new products for interesting topping variations, but the ‘Sticky Pig’ has stuck around. While apple on a pizza might sound odd, when combined with this bacon and butterscotch; it’s just delightful!

Address: 18 Lyric Lane, Maylands WA 6051

Phone: +61 04 1149 2295

Trading Hours: Wed-Thur 5pm-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-9pm, Sun 5pm-8:30pm, Mon-Tues Closed

Monsterella Pizza

Monsterella has that edgy look about it. That kind of ‘we care less about our décor, more about our food, man’ vibe is well earned with pizzas that are naturally rich in colour and occasionally dripping with cheese. All of these pizzas are wood-fired so already come with a distinct flavour quality.

Address: 46 Grantham Street, Wembley WA 6014

Phone: +61 08 9287 2949

Trading Hours: Mon-Sun 4:30 pm-9 pm

La Sosta

La Sosta has been serving up quality Italian food here in Fremantle since 2012. During that time it has established great working relationships with Australian and Italian suppliers to ensure they only use fresh and quality ingredients. If you want to really indulge then why not sign up for one of the Gnocchi masterclasses where you can make your own pasta dish!

Address: 85 Market Street, Fremantle WA 6160

Phone: +61 08 9335 9193

Trading Hours: Wed-Thur 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sun 11:45am-10pm, Mon-Tues Closed

Lulu La Delizia

Looking for pasta? You came to the right place. Lulu La Delizia focuses on the pasta itself, believing that sauces have come to be far too prominent in contemporary dishes. If you want a wonderfully crafted pasta where you can appreciate the texture of the substance itself – then be sure to check out this high-end Italian eatery.

Address: Shop 5 97 Rokeby Road, Subiaco WA 6008

Phone: +61 08 9381 2466

Trading Hours: Tues-Wed 5pm-10pm, Thur-Fri 12pm-3pm, 5pm-10pm, Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun-Mon Closed

Francoforte Spaghetti Bar

From pasta to spaghetti, Francoforte is a tiny restaurant with just a few seats – yet with a no-reservation policy. Here in this open-plan space, spaghetti is king with a multitude of succulent dishes available. The creamy broccoli dish not only looks divine but tastes it too!

Address: Shop 4 189 William Street, Northbridge WA 6003

Phone: +61 08 9227 9289

Trading Hours: Mon-Thur 5pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm, Sun Closed

Automatic

Despite the name, Automatic; the pizza and the process are very much manual. Each base is left to naturally rise for 78 hours and then stretched by hand; before being cooked in a traditional Roman oven. The end result is one of the best pizzas in Perth; that’s what 20 years of experience in Italian cuisine taste like!

Address: 35 Mends Street, South Perth WA 6151

Phone: +61 08 6180 9181

Trading Hours: Wed-Thur 5:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-2:30pm, 5pm-9pm

Lalla Rookh

Based in Perth’s CBD on St. Georges Terrace, Lalla Rookhcombines Italian culture and cuisine to create a truly memorable metropolitan experience. Be sure to browse the wine list as the sommelier has been noted as one of the best in Australia; as he consistently curates fantastic menus.

Address: 77 St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000

Phone: +61 08 9325 7077

Trading Hours: Tues-Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun-Mon Closed

Cecchi’s

Looking for fine dining in a cozy intimate setting? Cecchi’s down in Inglewood offers that Italian living room setting while still serving up some of the best antipasti in Perth! Be sure to check out the special events like Porchetta Tuesdays where they exclusively use the Rotisserie for this roasted pork dish.

Address: 965 Beaufort Street, Inglewood WA 6052

Phone: +61 08 9271 6366

Trading Hours: Tues-Thur 5pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun-Mon Closed

Il Lido

Taking its name for the Italian for the beach, Il Lido, describes itself as an Italian canteen. Given the coastal name, you can expect some lovely seafood on the menu – including delightful crab linguine. Be sure however to check out the Sunday menus as there are usually specials including lasagna and oysters.

Address: 88 Marine Parade, Cottesloe WA 6011

Phone: +61 08 9286 1111

Trading Hours: Mon-Sun 6:30am-12am

No Mafia

Pasta and wine. Has there been a better Italian combination? Well, not here at least! No Mafia’s Prawn Butter Spaghetti will truly redefine your feelings on seafood. This of course should be washed down with your favourite bottle of vino. Oh, and if you’re bringing the little ones, this place is great as it has a bespoke kid’s menu.

Address: 252 William Street, Perth WA 6000

Phone: +61 04 2358 7417

Trading Hours: Mon-Thur 4pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun Closed

Neighborhood Pizza and Pasta

Who doesn’t enjoy a late-night pizza? Or even a hearty pasta dish to start your evening? A warm welcome is always on the cards here at Neighborhood as this upcycled industrial space delivers delicious Neapolitan-style pizza. Oh and expect a bit of rock n’ roll from the hi-fi speakers, that’s the only thing they play here!

Address: 7 Anvil Lane, Mt Hawthorn WA 6016

Phone: +61 04 19057432

Trading Hours: Wed-Thur 5pm-8pm, Fri 4:30pm-9:30pm, Sat 5pm-9pm, Sun 5pm-8pm, Mon-Tues Closed

Dilly Dally

Dilly Dally is a charming restaurant with wholesome Italian comfort food including pizza and hearty pasta dishes. Be sure to check out the Feast menu which will fill your table full of food for $67 per person.

Address: 87 Rokeby Road, Subiaco WA 6008

Phone: +61 08 6228 1986

Trading Hours: Tues 5pm-10pm, Wed-Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sun-Mon Closed

Perugino

‘Simply put, the best Italian menu in Perth’ is embraided across Perugino’s website – and after tasting this elegant offering it’s hard to disagree. The husband-and-wife team hasbeen serving up traditional ravioli, pan-fried beef, and succulent tiger prawns since 1986; so have earned the locality’s trust for premium Italian food.  

Address: 77 Outram St, West Perth WA 6005

Phone: +61 08 9321 5420

Trading Hours: Tues-Fri 12pm-3pm, 6:30pm-10pm, Sat 6:30pm-10pm, Sun-Mon Closed

Si Paradiso

Pizza, pizza, pizza. Si Paradiso serves up at least 10 variations at any one time with both tomato and white bases covered. The outdoor space might be one of the best in Perth as well, so works great on a sunny day to enjoy some fine pizza – we recommend the Pomodoro with the succulent green tomato and basil oil.

Address: 446 Beaufort Street, Highgate WA 6003

Trading Hours: Wed-Thur 4pm-12am, Fri 4pm-2am, Sat 12pm-2am, Sun 12pm-12am, Mon-Tues Closed

Alfred’s Pizzeria

Another pizza joint here, Alfred’s Pizzeria is a very modern casual approach to dining as neon lights greet you upon entry – quickly be wondering is it a bar or a restaurant? Such questions should be put on hold however as you concern yourself with a truly delectable menu. The Big Al is our favourite, because it has meatballs on the pizza!

Address: 37 Barrack Street, Perth WA 6000

Trading Hours: Mon-Sun 4 pm-12 am

Mummuc

Pronounced ‘Ma-Mooch’ this suburban pizzeria is an Italian home from home. While originally sticking to family recipes, the chefs/owners have come to fuse Italian traditions with the best of Australian produce which has seen the menu to evolve with favourites including the wood-smoked sardine.

Address: 46/56 Grantham St, Wembley WA 6014

Trading Hours: Wed-Thur 5pm-10pm, Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-10pm, Mon-Tues Closed

Galileo Buona Cucina

Does it get more authentic than this? Galileo Buona Cucina is a recipient of the Ospitalità Italiana quality seal issued by the Italian government based on its quality and how it upholds traditional Italian methods. The head chef and owner havebeen serving up a slice of Sicily in Perth since 2004 with specialities including the Italian roast chicken.

Address: 199 Onslow Road, Shenton Park WA 6008

Phone: +61 08 9382 3343

Trading Hours: Tues-Sat 4 pm-10 pm, Sun-Mon Closed

Garum

Named after the fish condiment that originated from ancient Roman cuisine, Garum is a nod to historic cooking methods – but upscaled to contemporary tastes. The chefs describe the offerings as the ideals of Roman cooking; with an evident focus on fish and meat.  While this high-end restaurant menu is subject to change, the island scallops are always exceptional as is the rigatoni.

Address: Hibernian Place 480 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000

Phone: +61 08 6559 1870

Trading Hours: Thur-Fri 4:30pm-10pm, Sat 6pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-3pm, Mon-Wed Closed

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