Cucina Italiano: 2017’s biggest food trend? Yes, but also no. While Italian restaurants constitute many of the year’s biggest openings, the country’s eating and drinking traditions have long shaped WA’s food scene. This is a good thing. Get your fix of la dolce vita (the sweet life) at the following addresses. Some are fresh-faced new players. Others are much-loved veterans. All proudly fly the red, green and white.

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Si Paradiso

A “nuovo Italo-Australian” space offering all-day drinking, dining and dancing.

446 Beaufort Street, Highgate


Melbourne chef Guy Grossi lands in Perth with dishes inspired by Rome.

Hibernian Place 480 Hay Street, Perth

Lulu La Delizia

Drawing from his family's northern Italian heritage, Joel Valvasori-Pereza serves Perth's best pasta.

Shop 5 97 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

No Menu Finest Italian 448

Veteran restaurateur Maurizio di Ciano swaps fine dining for casual and diners are the winners.

448 Beaufort Street, Highgate


A West Perth stalwart unapologetically of the old school (hint: there's a dessert trolley).

77 Outram Street, West Perth
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Shenton Park's spirited local that has the Italian government's seal of approval.

199-203 Onslow Road, Shenton Park

Neighbourhood Pizza

You bring the booze: this lively hang-out inside a warehouse will supply the wood-fired pies and good times.

7 Anvil Lane, Mount Hawthorn

Francoforte Spaghetti Bar

Perth's little pasta restaurant that could. The vibe is suitably casual, but that's how the faithful like it.

Shop 4 189 William Street, Northbridge

Alfred’s Pizzeria

A late-night small bar serving fun pies alongside great drinks.

37 Barrack street, Perth

No Mafia

Smallgoods. Spirited Italian street food. Natural wine. This wine bar is making Perth eaters and drinkers an offer they can't refuse.

Shop 11 189 William Street, Northbridge

Monsterella Pizza

Great wood-fired pizza, homely handmade pastas and a loud dining room ensure Monsterella remains perpetually busy, even mid-week.

46 Grantham Street, Wembley


Print Hall's all-day osteria does a fine line in Italian vino, punchy small plates and crisp pizza.

Brookfield Place 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth


A boisterous BYO pizzeria serving elegant pizza, hidden down a Maylands alleyway

18 Lyric Lane, Maylands

Il Lido

Come for the breezy, beach location: stay for great eating and one of the country's most impressive Italian wine lists.

88 Marine Parade, Cottesloe

Lalla Rookh

This CBD stronghold packs them in with bold Italian cooking and outstanding pizza.

77 St Georges Terrace, Perth


A relaxed Northbridge restaurant at the top of William Street serving Naples-style pizza.

434A William Street, Northbridge

Canteen Pizza

The Il Lido crew's loud and breezy seaside pizzeria: good times guaranteed.

110 Marine Parade, Cottesloe