About Cafe Pellegrini

To experience a little piece of Italy in North Adelaide, head on down to O'Connell Street where you’ll find Cafe Pellegrini, a charming cafe and restaurant, serving up some of the most authentic Italian cuisine that the city has to offer. From pizza to rustic pasta dishes and some mouthwatering meat and seafood mains, Cafe Pellegrini’s menu contains all of the Italian classics, as well as an array of burgers, all made from scratch. We recommend the princess pasta with tiger prawns, chicken breast pieces, bacon, mushroom and Spanish onion, cooked with fresh basil in a rosé sauce, and the garlic prawns. Whether it's for lunch or dinner, Cafe Pellegrini is a popular choice – to avoid disappointment, making a reservation in advance is recommended.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am


Cafe Pellegrini
179 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide
Adelaide 5006

Menu Highlights



Calamari Bella

Fresh calamari rings lightly fried and tossed with lemon & garlic served on fresh garden salad

Caesar salad

Cos lettuce, bacon, shaved parmesan, poached egg, croutons finished with Caesar dressing

Warm chicken salad

gourmet mixed lettuce, roasted capsicum, semi-dried tomato, cucumber, red Spanish onion, drizzled with balsamic glaze



Tomato sauce, cheese, fresh tomato, basil and herbs

Gourmet Roast chicken

Tomato sauce, cheese, roast capsicum, topped with a sweet chilli sauce swirl

Gourmet Mediterranean

Tomato sauce, marinated lamb backstrap, fresh tomato, onion, herbs, capsicum, cheese and tzatziki


Allan Panna

Mushrooms and leg ham cooked with fresh garlic and white wine in a creamy sauce


Traditional napoli sauce with fresh garlic and basil


Traidtional bolognese sauce with prime mince and Italian herbs cooked slowly in tomato sauce


Grilled chicken breast

With avocado, tasty cheese,e fresh rocket & Pellegrini sauce

Grilled beef burger

With bacon, tasty cheese, fresh tomato slice, mesclun lettuce leaf American ketchup

Grilled Mexican burger

With grilled beef patties, cheese, bacon, tomato, roasted capsicum, sour cream, jalapeños & peri peri sauce

33 Cafe Pellegrini Reviews

33 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Chris S.23 days ago · 1 review

Beautiful food great service little bit noisey but the smells of the great food cooking behind the counter make up for it I give it 10/10 for food and service

Diane G.3 months ago · 1 review

This is a very friendly little cafe, good food, good service. A little noisy inside but you have the option of eating outside. Highly recommend.

Rai W.4 months ago · 1 review

Very pleasing service and atmosphere. Good food selection with lots of variety too. Not too noisy so able to have a decent conversation without shouting at each other.

Dylan H.4 months ago · 1 review

Thanks so much Cafe Pellegrini we will definitely come back. The food was absolutely delicious so full of flavour loved every mouthfull wish we had dessert but we were so full !

Bernadette C.a year ago · 1 review

Really Great Flavoursome food and delicious variety of choices. Sorry but Pizza Dough was underdone. Generous Serves and Value. Worth the little bit more $ (compared to Fasta Pasta) for quality. Very quickly brought out. Coke sold in Jugs (Way Cheaper for a family) Never hassled to buy drink before and during meals. Ice served in the glasses for the Jug of Coke. We never have dessert but so glad we had the Sorbet. Comfortable layout with room to move. Nice atmosphere. Will definetly go back again soon. Coffee must be great as lots of people entered later in the evening. Posssibly after watching a movie at the CInema nextdoor.

Joanne T.3 months ago · 1 review

The meal was delicious. I had a very generous serve of lasagne with rocket salad. My husband had risotto Marinara and thoroughly enjoyed the flavours. My only negative was that the music was far too loud for background music and all the guests were seated in one spot when the half of the cafe was empty so would have been better to spread us out as we were very close to the adjacent table. Our meals came out fairly quickly which was good as we were going to the movies afterwards.

David M.a year ago · 2 reviews

Our meal was beautiful and didn't wait long. The staff were so friendly and obliging we will be back again. Thoroughly recommend Cafe Pellegrini to our family and friends.

Sean O.3 months ago · 1 review

out of the 10 meals that had eggs in them, not one of them was runny. The bacon, egg and tomato sauce focaccia that my son and I both ordered both came out with NO tomato sauce One meal (another breakfast bacon and egg focaccia) was ordered with out egg, the first one came with egg, was sent back, it came out a second time with egg, then the third time it came out without egg but was transferred from the kitchen plate to the diners plate by hand - she couldn't eat it after that. What kind of hygiene is that? Service was good 8/10 but the food was poor 2/10

Tammie H.5 months ago · 3 reviews

Lovely friendly service, wonderful air conditioning on a hot hot day, polite surrounds, offer of complimentary drinking water and yummy food with good presentation. Ice coffee was great too ! Terrific value for money and convenient easy parking on a Saturday morning

Anna M.a year ago · 2 reviews

Absolutely loved the restaurant on my first visit. The food came out super quickly and the portions were very generous. I also liked that you're able to pay separately when you order - very convenient for groups. Will definitely be back!