Penrith's sleek Italian eatery with a stellar wine cellar.
Kosa Monteith
Published on May 01, 2023
Updated on October 09, 2023


Have a leisurely lunch that lasts into the evening at GellaFrenda. This spot exudes mid-century Mediterranean style, and the menu is similarly simple and elegant — and, most importantly, designed to share with many.

Start by building your own grazing platter — think airy focaccia with whipped confit garlic butter, cold cuts, burrata, heirloom tomatoes and charred prawns. Next, pasta. Silky ribbons of pappardelle topped with rich lamb ragu, pillowy ricotta gnocchi with porcini and truffle and the ultimate classic: spaghetti carbonara. Want to try that on a pizza instead? You're in luck.

GellaFrenda slathers the guanciale, mozzarella, egg yolk and parmigiano onto a traditional style pizza base. It's also slinging classic toppings like Amanti Della Carne (meat lover), margherita or the Bee Sting (salami, ricotta, confit garlic, fior di latte and chilli honey).

With solid mains, including meaty cuts of steak and the beloved veal schnitzel, as well as an extensive cellar list, you can settle in for a big one of enjoying good food with good company, the Italian way.


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