While packaged pasta may be okay for a quick and easy spaghetti bolognese at home, nothing beats traditional Italian cuisine, especially when the pasta is handmade. Here are a few of Perth’s top Italian restaurants serving up their divine hand-made pasta dishes.
Lulu La Delizia, Subiaco
Small eatery and wine bar Lulu La Delizia is known for its premium pastas. It’s their Specialitât. Believing the beautiful craft of pasta is so often overshadowed by its sauce pairing, they focus on bringing the attention back to the pasta itself. Whether you’re a seafood lover or you enjoy a hearty, rich ragu, there is something for everyone to feast on.
Lulu La Delizia is almost always booked out in advance so plan ahead. Reservations can be made via phone.
Garum, Perth CBD
Focusing on the techniques and history of Roman cooking, all the while supporting local WA producers, Garum brings you a genuine Italian dining experience. Housed in Perth City’s Hibernian Hall and owned by iconic Aussie chef Guy Grossi, you’ll be served modern Roman classics in a stylish and relaxed environment. Be sure to try Garum’s speciality, the traditional Roman fish sauce, accompanied by a wine list based on the drinking culture of Ancient Rome.
Only open on Fridays & Saturdays 6pm – late, make sure to book well in advance. Bookings can be made here.
Lalla Rookh, Perth CBD
At Lalla Rookh, head chef Alexander Haynes draws upon love and personal experiences to bring Perth a taste of Italy. The best way to get the full Lalla Rookh experience is through enjoying the ‘Let us feed you’ menu in which you’ll be served up six seasonal specials as a series of shared plates at $71pp.
For those who prefer an individual dish, the menu does not stop short at the classics, with the crab spaghetti or smoked pork neck being just two of the specialities on offer. With award-winning sommelier Jeremy Prus on site in the restaurant’s Wine House, your dining experience here will be one to remember.
Book via their website or give them a call on 9325 7077.
Tommasino’s, North Perth
Calling itself a slice of Rome in the heart of North Perth, Tommasino’s are here for all your pasta dreams. They import premium flour from Italy to carefully hand make their pizza dough and pasta, including Strangozzi, their speciality cut of pasta made from simply egg whites, flour, salt and extra virgin olive oil. With vegetarian and vegan options available, they believe no one should miss out on savouring the rich signature tastes of Italy.
To make a booking or an enquiry contact 0405 370 295 or see their website here.
La Sosta, Fremantle
An authentic Italian restaurant and stylish cocktail bar in Fremantle, La Sosta is another one to book in the diary for date night. Take a seat on their alfresco dining balcony, admire the Fremantle sunset and indulge in freshly made in-house pasta, butter, sauces and woodfired bread. You can’t possibly end the night without treating yourself to one of their traditional Italian inspired desserts either! Check out the full menu here.
To make a booking, give their team a call on 9335 9193.
Il Lido, Cottesloe
Once a seaside 1930’s art-deco cabaret hall and today an Italian inspired espresso bar and restaurant, Il Lido is the place to go for dish-defining house-made pasta. In addition to a selection of antipasti, risotto and grill options, their restaurant also boasts award-winning wine lists consisting of both Australian and Italian collections. Plus, if you’re a lover of cheese, there is no shortage of quality Italian firm house cheeses available. Located by the scenic views of Cottesloe beach, you can feast on their full menu from noon until late.
Galileo Buona Cucina, Shenton Park
Galileo Buona Cucina is one of only 10 restaurants in WA to be recognised by the Italian Government with the Ospitalità Italiana quality seal. With ingredients sourced from Italy and a focus on seasonal cuisine, who needs to take a flight to Italy to experience its authentic cuisine! Choose your dish from the ‘A La Carte’ menu, 2 courses for $60 or 3 courses for $70.
Book online here.