Pizza, pasta and everything delicious in-between – eat your way through our saucy list of must-try Italian restaurants in Adelaide!
Are you looking for a warm and cozy restaurant? A slice of pizza? Or the best pasta Adelaide has to offer? Read on through as we’ve got something for you.
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Allowing you to now spend more time actually enjoying these culinary experiences, our delicious round-up will help you appreciate the world of Italian cuisine as we’ve found the best Italian restaurants in Adelaide of 2023:
Antica Pizzeria e Cucina
Good pizza restaurants in Adelaide are hard to come by. But, thankfully, Antica Pizzeria e Cucina offers a seamless Italian culinary experience in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD. Here you’ll find wood oven pizzas, fresh pasta handmade daily and, not to forget, a one-metre-long pizza that is sure to make you drool. With Mediterranean-inspired decor and customed-designed interiors; alongside with the legendary food and wine, Antica Pizzeria e Cucina creates the ultimate dining experience in Adelaide.
Borsa Pasta Cucina
Here’s an Italian history lesson for today: Borsa is the Italian stock exchange. But, here in Australia, Borsa Pasta Cucina is home to some of the best Italian cuisine in South Australia. Providing guests with a bubbly, retro dining homey feeling; the pasta is fresh and the servings are well beyond generous – providing Adelaide Italian cuisine lovers with a pure and authentic culinary experience. For your visit we’d recommend to go hungry and dig into one of Borsa’s two- or four-course sharing options (from $32 pp) that is perfect for lunch or dinner. Whilst you’re here, don’t forget to try one of their Italian cocktails, with our favourite being the Nonnos Ice Tea ($12).
There’s something special about Chianti. Considered as one of the best Italian restaurants in Adelaide, Chianti has served up over 30 years of outstanding cuisine in what could be considered one of the best Italian dining locations and atmospheres in Australia. The food menus change several times a year, and they are heavily focused on seasonal and local produce, taking strong influence directly from regional Italy. If you’re still not convinced, Chianti was awarded the Ospitalità Italiana accreditation from the Italian Government and Italian Chamber of Commerce in Australia – need we say more?
If you’re after an iconic Adelaide culinary experience, this is it. With three generations of restaurateurs, La Trattoria is one of the oldest, most famous and, one of Adelaide’s best Italian restaurants in. Owned by the original team, Andrea and Natale, La Trattoria has an impressive history: Andrea was crowned the world’s best pizza maker in New York and the restaurant has seen copious famous diners such as Mick Jagger and Jon Bon Jovi. Stuck on what to order? We’d recommend the winner of the Best Gourmet Pizza competition – the Andy’s Marinara Fresh Seafood (from $26). An Adelaide Italian restaurant with some of the best pizza and pasta in the city!
There’s pasta, and then there’s Osteria Oggi’s pasta. Considered as one of the best authentic Italian pasta restaurants in Adelaide, Osteria Oggi focuses on fresh seasonal produce than can be served in a sharing manner – the true Italian way. Found less than a five-minute walk from Hindmarsh Square, Osteria Oggi is proud to announce that their pasta is made by hand daily. With a wine list that is sure to have a newfound favourite drop and a heavenly gnocchi selection, your visit will not be your last.
Perfect from breakfast through to dinner, Parlamento is our go-to Italian restaurant in Adelaide – even if it’s for after-work drinks! One of the best pasta restaurants in Adelaide, if you’re not too sure on what to order, for breakfast we’d recommend the Spiced Honey Pancakes ($15) that’s topped with poached pears, caramel sauce, walnuts and maple syrup. Otherwise, for a heartier feed, the Quaglie al Forno ($34) – quails oven baked in brandy sauce with crispy prosciutto and baby carrots – will be sure to leave you feeling full. Don’t forget, always leave room for dessert, the cannoli here is a must-try!
If you could win first prize purely on location, River Cafe would be numero uno. A floating pavilion on the Karrawirra Parri (or otherwise known as the River Torrens), River Cafe is a combination of equally beautiful views and beautiful Italian food. The restaurant is designed to ooze comfort and boast atmosphere, with windows rolling away on warmer days and a fireplace to warm the cooler winter evenings. Although it is renowned for being a warm and cozy restaurant with mesmerising views, it’s also highly regarded as one of the best Italian restaurants in Adelaide – with simple, locally sourced and overall flavoursome food.
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