Italian Restaurants in Wollongong

Treat yourself to a meal at Wollongong's Italian restaurants

As one of the largest small cities in New South Wales, Wollongong is full of things to do. Whether you're here to go fishing or enjoy watersports on Lake Illawarra, heading down the Grand Pacific Drive for a scenic road trip or simply enjoying some time at the beach, you're in for a real treat in this neck of the woods. When it comes to the local foodie culture, major streets like Crown Street reveal that it has a diverse and exciting vibe. There is a significant Italian community in Wollongong as well, which is great news for Italian food lovers, as the talented teams in Wollongong’s Italian restaurants serve creative takes on classic pizzas, pastas and mains inspired by rich culinary traditions.

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    Treat yourself to lunch in Wollongong's Italian restaurants

    Wollongong is a busy and active place, with lots of walking, cycling, swimming and more available right on its doorstep. Although all of this activity is sure to leave you feeling hungry. For a lunchtime pizza, why not head to Papa's Pizza Restaurant on Crown Street? Located near the harbour, this jewel in the crown of Wollongong’s Italian restaurants is ideally located for a quick lunchtime refuel before heading off to start the afternoon. A big favourite on the menu here is the diavola made with salami, mushrooms and olives, while vegetarians can enjoy a margherita made in true, Italian style. With family attractions like the Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium just down the road, this is an ideal city for holidays with children – and with Papa's kids' menu, there's something for the whole family to enjoy at this cosy Italian restaurant in Wollongong.
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    End the day Italian-style in Wollongong’s restaurants

    While there are plenty of Italian restaurants in Wollongong to choose from, sometimes you want somewhere with an extra touch of class. Whether you're taking a special someone out to dinner after a romantic day at the beach, or maybe you’re looking to enjoy a special family meal in one of Wollongong’s Italian restaurants? For any occasion, Il Nido on Balgownie Road in Balgownie is perfect. This place goes beyond traditional pasta and pizza and combines locally-sourced ingredients with traditional Italian cooking techniques to produce some seriously exceptional fare. Seafood lovers can take full advantage of Wollongong's penchant for seafood with the South Australian black mussels served in a Napolitana sauce flavoured with chilli, garlic and herbs, while meat-lovers can indulge in the veal scallopini, served with a herb and cream mushroom sauce. As one of the best Italian restaurants in Wollongong, this place is not to be missed.
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    Round things off the right way in Wollongong's Italian restaurants

    All that hiking around the Illawarra Escarpment is sure to have left you hungry, so Wollongong's Italian restaurants have made sure to fill their menus with delicious dessert options as well as delicious starters and mains. Popular dessert choices range from panna cottas, tiramisus and authentic gelati and are all staples on the menus at Wollongong's Italian restaurants. Everyone knows that Italians love a tipple, so if you fancy evoking the spirit of Italy then why not order an digestivo to round off the evening? After-dinner choices like limoncello, amaro and mandarinetto are traditionally consumed after dinner and if you opt for something like this, you could almost think you were relaxing in Firenze, Roma or Milano. While you might be just under fiteen thousand kilometres away from Italy, with authentic desserts and drinks like this on the menu in Wollongong's Italian restaurants, you'll truly feel like you’re there.