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To feast on authentic Italian cuisine in a stylish contemporary setting, head to Shanikas. This widely-loved chain of restaurants has become a go-to of many of Melbourne’s aficionados of Italian cuisine and you’ll find the Carrum Downs branch located on Levida Drive, tucked away in an unassuming industrial estate. Open Monday to friday for breakfast and lunch, as well as for Friday night dinner, Shanikas can get busy. Book in advance to guarantee a table.
With its sleek furniture and chic white tablecloths, Shanikas is provides some fine Italian dining in Melbourne’s Carrum Downs, perfect for a sophisticated breakfast, business lunch or special Friday evening. Begin your day with some Italian omelette on toast or the breakfast bruschetta, or head to Shanikas at lunch or dinner time to tuck into an array of Italian classics. Start off with the meatballs provolone (spiced beef and pork meatballs with Napolitana and provolone cheese) or a selection of hot antipasto to share (Italian sausage, olives, Calabrese salami, potato, mushrooms, capsicum and brie warmed in an oregano infused olive oil).
Then, tuck into a hearty pasta dish like the marco polo (diced chicken fillets sautéed with leg ham, fresh tomato and broccoli served with gnocchi in a white wine cream sauce), before finishing off with an Italian favourite like the affogato or the zesty lemon tart. Located on Levida Drive in Melbourne’s Carrum Downs, Shanikas is the place to go to indulge refined Italian cuisine in a elegant setting.