A Guide To Ordering At An Italian Restaurant

Have you ever had dinner in an Italian restaurant? If not, you are in for a treat. It will be some of the best food you have ever eaten. It is the type of food that will make you leave with a wide smile and an even wider belly.

But what’s best about an eatery in this locality is the affordability of it all. When you see the bill at the end of the night, you won’t immediately think of the extra hours you’ll have to work the following week or the following nights dinners that will consist of noodles and not much else. An Italian restaurant is one that is both popular with those looking for a quiet night with their other half and those with young families as they can cater to both. Holding a large space, they have split the restaurant into two so that both parties can have the night that they came looking for.

So, the big question, what should you order when eating food from this boot-shaped European country famous for its cuisine? The answer? All the classics you’d expect with any self-respecting European eatery are on the menu. Not everyone is an expert though so let’s take a look below to see what can be had in an Italian restaurant:




Coming in a close second, pizza is pasta’s unhealthy cousin. The best pizza in Rose Bay is created with a doughy base and topped with cheese and whatever you want, pizza is heaven for most of us. At its best when cooked in a stone oven, you will be sure to find this on the menu of any Italian restaurant. They come in multiple sizes, small for those trying, and failing, to be health conscious, medium for those looking to fill up and large for those of us who haven’t had a bite to eat for a few hours and want to be left in a food coma. So not only will you be full, but you will be completely satisfied. A taste to die for.





Invented in Italy, this dish is more famous than the country itself. Cooked beautifully at any Italian restaurant, it will have you salivating just looking at it before you dig in. Topped with parmesan cheese, any pasta dish can be made into a masterpiece. Whether you like it with a creamy or with a tomato base you won’t be left wanting when it lands on your table. One thing is for certain, there will be splashback, so make sure you ask the waiter at your Italian restaurant for a bib, so you don’t leave the eatery with half your dinner on your clothes.



vegetable salad

For the vegetarians or vegans out there, an Italian restaurant also has options for you in the shape of leafy, green, salads. Salads that will leave you full, but not to the point of bursting, and satisfied with the beautiful taste of onions, tomatoes, olive oil and lettuce. It is well known that the Mediterranean salad is the best of its kind, usually used as a side dish but equally good as a main course. There will be no need to look on at your friends enviously, in fact they will be the ones wishing they had ordered your plate of green goodness.

So, there you have it, the next time you go to an Italian restaurant, you will know exactly what to order. Something for every palate has been covered and you’ll be sure to have an enjoyable evening tasting the best cuisine Italy has to offer.