The 15 Best Italian Restaurants In Perth

Italian food is some of the world’s most beloved cuisine. With all kinds of tasty treats from pizza to gelato, there’s something for everyone on a typical Italian menu.

The only problem with having that much good food in one restaurant is that there are hundreds of places like them in every major city, with Perth being no exception to that rule.

That’s why we’re here to help you narrow down your choice of where to go out for your next Italian meal.

You’re bound to find your next favorite restaurant on our list of the 15 best Italian restaurants in Perth.

The 15 Best Italian Restaurants In Perth

Prego

The Italian word, ‘prego’ translates into English as ‘you’re welcome’, and that grateful attitude is passed down into the food on the menu at this restaurant.

Their set menu has some fantastic selections for each course, ranging from a gorgeous carpaccio to a rich tiramisu.

The main ethos at Prego is providing high quality, sophisticated service with authentic Italian dishes.

The decadent ambience created by the classy decor is matched perfectly by the presentation of each dish, making you feel like you’re dining in a Michelin starred restaurant.

This is the perfect restaurant for a celebratory event with friends and family.

Sopranos

This place specializes in pizza and, whilst they do offer takeaway options, it’s not your average greasy pizza joint where you can get a slice for a dollar.

Instead, it’s a high quality dining experience that allows the world class food to speak for itself.

All of their pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired oven and the pasta is made fresh in the kitchen, every day.

You’ll also find plenty of dishes on their menu that you probably haven’t tried before so it’s the perfect place for avid foodies who love trying new things.

Gioia On The River

As the name suggests, the location of this restaurant is one of its biggest selling points. You can enjoy an evening meal in the brightly lit outdoor seating area and enjoy taking in the views of the river right next to you.

However, as well as the spectacular location, this place is well known for serving high quality food, winning the Catering Institute Gold Plate Award for Mediterranean dining.

The squid ink pasta is one of the highlights of the menu, combining the familiar seafood flavors with a creamy pecorino sauce.

Bistro Bellavista

Bistro Bellavista is another award winning Italian restaurant that is famed for its wood-fired oven and authentic Mediterranean cuisine.

Their menu consists of all the classic Italian favorites, leaving no surprises for even the fussiest of eaters in your group.

However, with dozens of menu items in every category, there’s bound to be some kind of dish that you haven’t tried before.

We’d recommend not altering any of the menu items and simply enjoying the dishes that Bistro Bellavista’s expert chefs have carefully crafted for you.

Julio’s

The building that houses this Italian eatery has been around since 1902 and that old fashioned, rustic aesthetic has carried over into the modern day.

The same can also be said for the menu, which is filled with classic Italian dishes.

The cicchetti section features a great range of small dishes like calamari and patatine which are great for sharing with the table as a small appetizer for the main meal.

Lovers of authentic Italian cuisine don’t need to look any further than Julio’s!

Francoforte Spaghetti Bar

There aren’t many restaurants in the world that would market themselves as a dedicated spaghetti bar. However, when it’s one of the most popular pastas around, there’s no good reason not to serve as much of it as possible!

The atmosphere at this place isn’t quite the same as a decadent Italian restaurant, but has more of a small deli/bar feel to it.

You can enjoy your meal in the intimate indoor seating area or outside in the Australian sunshine.

Wherever you choose to enjoy your meal, you’re guaranteed to be spoilt for choice with their vast array of pasta dishes on offer.

Trattoria Ilaria

The best part about eating a meal at Trattoria Ilaria is the communal atmosphere created in the restaurant. Small tables are arranged in a snug, cosy way to make everyone feel like part of a big family while eating here.

The menu features some very high quality Italian food, often centered around beautifully cooked meat or pasta with expertly paired seasonings and other ingredients.

Of course, everything is authentically Italian and you won’t find a chicken nugget within miles! Not to mention, this place has one of the best Italian cocktail menus you’ll find in Perth.

Cariola

Cariola prides itself on being just as good during the day as it is at night. You can easily stop by for a coffee and light snack in the morning, then come back for a larger meal for dinner.

One of the highlights of the menu is undoubtedly their wagyu beef ravioli. This exquisite cut of meat is famous around the world for its immaculate flavor. Pairing it with Italian pasta and a classic tomato sauce is nothing short of heavenly!

However, even if you only feel like sticking around for a light lunch and a hot drink, there are dozens of options to choose from, including even some fruit smoothies!

Post

Post is another contemporary Italian restaurant that enjoys taking the best aspects of traditional recipes and putting their own twist on them.

For example, their spaghetti with king prawns, garlic, chilli and vermouth is a very interesting culinary experience that shouldn’t be missed out on.

As well as the highly decadent food menu, Post has one of the most extensive wine and cocktail lists of any establishments in the city.

Ciao Italia

Having been around since 1999, this place definitely knows how to serve high quality Italian food to the Australian public.

You’re unlikely to find much on this menu that you haven’t seen before, but Ciao Italia prides itself on serving familiar comfort foods with love and care.

They have plenty of pasta and meat dishes to choose from, with all your favorite recipes represented. Not to mention, they even offer takeaway and home delivery services.

Acqua E Sale

Best Italian Restaurants In Perth - Acqua E Sale

Translating to ‘water and salt’, Acqua E Sale knows exactly what to do when it comes to the old fashioned Italian cooking methods.

The highlights on their menu include culurgiones, which are hand-braided pasta pockets, stuffed with potato cheese and mint, as well as a long list of pizzas that are all cooked freshly in-house, every day.

You’ll have to book in advance because tables here are often in high demand. Alternatively, you could even make use of their takeaway and delivery services instead.

Caffe Italia

Don’t be fooled by the name, this isn’t your typical coffee shop with a few sandwiches and cakes on the menu. It’s a classy sit-down restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and plenty of comforting Italian food on offer.

They serve all kinds of meat-based dishes, including a fish of the day which is based on whatever fresh fish has been brought into the kitchen that day.

Of course, no great Italian restaurant would be complete without an extensive pizza list and Caffe Italia is no exception, with dozens of traditional and unique options available.

Perugino

One of Perth’s classiest restaurants, Perugino has some of the most exquisite decor and atmospheres to accompany its fine cuisine.

The exterior is adorned with shrubbery and white waals while the walls of the interior are adorned with gorgeous artwork and bottles of wine.

This decadence extends to the menu which features some unique dishes often based around meats like rabbit, quail, calf liver and tiger prawns.

Even with all of these high class dishes on the menu, the prices aren’t even that steep and it’s the sort of place you can take a group of friends without breaking the bank.

Maruzzella

This family owned restaurant is famous for cooking classic Italian dishes the way grandmothers used to back in Italy.

Plenty of care and attention goes into cooking each dish and you’ll absolutely love Nonna’s meatballs just as much as the chicken saltimbocca.

They also have family-style meals out covered, with a simple kids menu that features chicken nuggets, gnocchi, pizza and more. Perfect for fussy eaters!

Simple Italian

The last restaurant on our list truly is simple by name and simple by nature. Their wood-fired pizzas and classic pasta dishes leave nor surprises when you order them.

However, despite the simplicity of the menu, this place definitely doesn’t skimp out on quality, using fresh ingredients that are expertly put together into fantastic dishes.

This place will even cater for events, offer takeaway options and is open from 6am to serve breakfast food. What’s not to love?

As a quick extra, we have an article dedicated to the Northbridge institution, Sorrento Restaurant that you may be interested in.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, this list has helped you narrow down your choice of where to go out for your next big Italian meal.

There are plenty of places we’ve mentioned here that are perfectly suited for big, celebratory events but there are also some that you could easily head to every week just to enjoy their delicious food.

However often you want to enjoy a meal out at one of these establishments, you’re definitely in for a treat.

Buon appetito!

Dylan Cole
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