Criniti’s Manly is one part of the multi-award-winning family of contemporary Italian restaurants that locals can’t get enough of. Criniti’s began because a husband and wife team fell in love with quality, creative Italian food, which is precisely what you’ll find at this restaurant in Manly. As well, it’s one of few Italian restaurants in this part of Sydney that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and, inspired by traditional Criniti family recipes, the menus feature plenty of unique Australian touches as well. You’ll find Criniti’s Manly on West Esplanade, right by Manly Cove. Reservations are essential.
Criniti’s Manly is a cool and stylish spot in Sydney. On West Esplanade, it feels like an underground retreat as it’s dimly lit with lots of exposed brick and concrete, a very attractive bar and even a few Lamborghini badges here and there. Each table feels like its own little den and makes for very pleasant dining, regardless of the time of day you’re visiting. Whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks, quality is assured at Criniti’s Manly and the food is served to you as though you’re family: with a smile, some love and nothing artificial.
If you’re dining in the evening, then the Criniti’s Manly main menu offers quantity as well as quality. Begin with some fresh bruschetta or a few antipasti to share – Mamma Rosa’s Italian meatballs are a delight – before moving onto premium meat, fresh seafood, an indulgent pizza or a classic pasta dish. A standout dish for us is the pan-seared veal with sage, prosciutto and lemon butter, as well as the signature Pizza Criniti. Varying appetites, dietary requirements, they’re all covered here, making Criniti’s Manly unmissable and very much a part of the community in this part of Sydney. Reserve a table now.
The service was outstanding the second we walked inside & the staff were amazing not to mention they weren’t under staffed at all so great bonus. As for the food well it was absolutely delicious, 10/10 for everything! Highly recommended for any occasion!!
Very quick service despite being almost full. Arancini balls and the mozzarella balls were fantastic. Very generous portion for mains which I enjoyed. The spaghetti nachos was a bit of a let down for me, having next to no mince and personally I don’t believe the ranch sauce on the side was necessary. I definitely Would return here again.
Criniti's is a great place to have a great meal. Service is excellent, and the restaurant itself has a welcoming and, familiar feel to it. We will be going back again!