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Adelaide's Best Authentic Italian Restaurant?

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  1. Anastasia

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    I'm celebrating a milestone birthday whilst visiting Adelaide next week with my partner and would love to dine at an authentic Italian restaurant. Any suggestions appreciated as neither of us have visited Adelaide previously. We would prefer somewhere in Adelaide city as opposed to regional/country areas - have a car.
     
  2. Boggo

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    Bit of an Adelaide institution and was going years before the Italian restaurants became fashionable.
    Great minestrone soup too.
    http://latrattoria.com.au/about-us/

    Equal second would be Amalfi (always busy, make a booking) on Frome St in the city and Parisi on King William Rd at Hyde Park just out of the city.

    Just my :2twocents
     
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    agree with Boggo !

    I would add
    Rigoni's Bistro in the city and
    Martinis Ristorante at Norwood
    hard to go wrong in Adelaide for good Italian

    Peter
     
  4. tech/a

    tech/a No Ordinary Duck

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    Easy
    Capriccio
    Sussex St
    Glenelg.

    Run by an Italian Family
    All of them there.
    Great people
    Food is fantastic.
    The Duck is a regular often
    bring Business people there for
    a good feed.

    Just recently with Roy Larsen
    (Boggo will know him---I think).
     
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  5. Anastasia

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    Great suggestions everyone - I love restaurants run by a family. I've been watching Rick Steins Mediterranean Safari and have a hankering for authentic cuisine, and when I looked at what's available in Adelaide my head spun - there's so much choice! Is there an equivalent here to Melbournes Lygon Street? Wouldn't mind a 'walk' tour one night.
    Thanks again Boggo, Peter, and tech/a for your suggestions
     
  6. Boggo

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    Yes, i've got a disc somewhere of his formula's and commentary from way back.

    Obviously neither as big as Lygon St but East end of Rundle St, and Amalfi's is just off there.
    Also King William Road Hyde Park, Norwood Parade, Bank St/Leigh St (Rigoni's) or a tram ride to Glenelg (construction there at the moment so tram stops short).
    Gouger St too for authentic Asian.
     
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    This is from a friend who lives in Adelaide and celebrated her "milestone birthday" a week ago:
     
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  8. Anastasia

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    Thanks Boggo. I think we will have to extend our stay and explore; there are so many options! Glenelg may require a mandatory visit as someone who knows me well told me about a 'must-visit' chocolate restaurant down there called St Louis that has my name all over it. Italian cuisine and chocolate decadence.... the perfect distraction to getting past this milestone day!
     
  9. Anastasia

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    Enzo's sounds intriguing to say the least.... thanks for your suggestions...it's going to be a tough decision I think!
     
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    Some years ago, my wife and I spent several weeks holidaying SA. Every night, we tried a different venue, and cafes and little cake shops in the surrounding towns and villages. If you have the time, treat yourself to "Oma's Bienenstich" in the little bakery in the centre of Hahndorf, and don't miss a visit to Hans Heysen's country villa.
     
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    now i am starting to miss home !!!!!
    oh and the wine tasting !
     
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    For a quick bite of good Italian on the run you cant go past Lucias in the Central market , not suitable for the Op's requirements but just putting it out there . Best coffee in Adelaide imo , It's a must do every time I am in sAdelaide ;)
     
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    Hello,

    My pick close to the CBD would be Ruby Red Flamingo, North Adelaide.
     
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  15. Anastasia

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    Thank you.... I hadn't heard of this one..... I think I will just have to request one long week of celebrating trying them all.
     
  16. Anastasia

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    Thanks for this suggestion as I am definitely hitting the central market whilst my partner attends his conference.... and lunch and a coffee would definitely be on the books.
     
  17. Anastasia

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    I believe McLaren Vale and Barossa are on the books..... my partner probably figures I need all this distraction to get past my 'milestone'.
     
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    Mc Claren Vale
    My pond
    Vasarelli's see Maria perfect Italian
    Echidna is a must for lunch.
     
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    happy to provide a list of my favourite wineries ?
     
  20. Anastasia

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    That would be really appreciated Peter as there are just so many to choose from - a bit like all the restaurants!!
     
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