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La Cantina Italian Restaurant

A rustic, art-filled Italian restaurant in Canberra's inner south.
By Nick Carolan
June 24, 2021
By Nick Carolan
June 24, 2021

No prizes for guessing what the Italian translation of La Cantina is. Feeling like every inch the Italian wine cellar from which it takes its name, La Cantina is a family-owned trattoria that prides itself on fare that bridges a divide between classicism and modernity.

Set on a quiet suburban strip mall in Narrabundah — a satellite suburb of in the city's inner south that punches well above its weight with dining experiences — La Cantina is warm and inviting.

The a la carte menu features all the familiar favourites — beef ragu gnocchi, crumbed pork cutlet, squid ink spaghetti and pizza. Opt for the sharing menu ($60 per head) for a selection of the restaurant's best, including ricotta-filled cannoli for dessert.

It's everything you could want a neighbourhood Italian diner to be, right down to the gallery of classic Renaissance art on the brick-clad walls.


Images: VisitCanberra

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