It’s no secret that Italians know what they’re doing when it comes to their food. Since the middle ages, they have been experimenting with different flavours to get the perfect mix and create a unique taste that is specific to Italian style cooking. We’ve found 3 Wollongong restaurants that have mastered the art of the Italian dining experience.
Gigi’s Restaurant Bar

One of the beautiful meals, Gigi's Restaurant Bar - Wollongong
One of the beautiful meals, Gigi’s Restaurant Bar – Wollongong

Gigi’s Restaurant Bar offers a traditional taste of Italy with a modern twist in all of their wonderful dishes. Co-owners, brothers Giuseppe and Roberto Gigliotti have lived and breathed wholesome, authentic Italian food since they were born and know exactly what it takes to create fine Italian cuisine. They believe the beauty in their food comes from the simplicity of their dishes and the fact that everything is made from scratch with absolutely no shortcuts. If you’re looking for good pasta then Gigi’s is the place. Zia Gina’s Gnocchi dish has to be tasted to be believed; with potato dumpling pasta, cherry tomatoes, garlic and basil sauce served with parmesan cheese, this pasta in this dish is handmade by the owner’s Italian aunty every morning, so you know it’s got to be good. Come to Gigi’s Restaurant Bar where you”ll be treated to quality food and service the Italian way.
Where: 22 Market Street Wollongong NSW
Lorenzo’s Diner
Many different flavours,  Lorenzo's Diner - Wollongong
Many different flavours, Lorenzo’s Diner – Wollongong

The award winning Lorenzo’s Diner is home to some of the best gourmet Italian dishes in the area. Their comfortable diner is the perfect place to take your partner or group of friends out to indulge in some Italian delicacies while enjoying a drink or two. Their A La Carte menu lets you easily share and spend hours figuring out which one of the beautiful dishes you are going to indulge in that evening. But If you’re still somewhat indecisive, choose the four course chef selection and treat yourself to the best of the best when it comes to Italian entrees, pasta, mains and dessert. Choose from a wide range of wines or BYO, then sink into your chair and enjoy everything that is Lorenzo’s Diner.
Where: 1/119-121 Keira Street Wollongong NSW
Bernadis on Crown

A great atmosphere, Bernardis on Crown - Wollongong
A great atmosphere, Bernardis on Crown – Wollongong

Are you always craving Italian food but never have enough money to satisfy those cravings? If you’re looking for an affordable, high quality Italian style cuisine then Bernardis on Crown is for you. The food, drink and service at this restaurant is ‘bellissimo’. As you enter this cosy Greek and Italian restaurant you’ll be charmed right off your feet with the modern European decor and laid-back atmosphere that allows you to enjoy your meal in comfort. Bernardis on Crown offers modern interpretations of a range of traditional Greek and Italian inspired dishes; their specialities include wild rabbit pie and Tuscan style slow cooked beef cheeks, but if your favourite part of the dining experience comes after the main, then you’ll need to try their famous chocolate mousse. This restaurant is BYO Monday to Friday, but if you come on the weekend you won’t have to worry as Bernardis on Crown is home to one of the most extensive wine lists in the region and has a range of Australian, Italian and Greek wine labels to match your meal.
Where: 1/50 Crown Street Wollongong NSW
Are you an Italian food lover in Wollongong? Tell us where you go to satisfy your cravings.