Il Lido Italian Canteen
Italian
  • 88 Marine Pde,
    Cottesloe,
    Perth, WA
  • (08) 9286 1111,
    illido.com.au
  • Daily 7am-11pm

Il Lido Italian Canteen
-31.995741, 115.752348

In a town where reliable beachside eats are still thin on the sand, this bustling multi-tasker manages to do everything from breakfast, lunch and dinner to all-day coffee and wine. Like the airy yellow-splashed interior, the menu is fresh, fun and unashamedly Italian in spirit. Bowls of clams strewn with prosciutto lardons and garlic exemplify the kitchen's generosity: pick through the juicy bivalves, then mop up the buttery cooking liquid with slices of charred Bread in Common sourdough. Grilled cuttlefish mixed with soft herbs and olives, meanwhile, forms a distinctly seaside salad. Traditionalists might default to an espresso and bombolone finale, but  imaginative desserts - like a sweet and savoury torta Caprese with ricotta ice-cream - are equally rewarding. The inconsistent service is less satisfying with some staff erring on the side of too casual. Thankfully, the combination of a Cottesloe sunset and prosecco cocktails makes forgiveness easy.


 


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $7-$30

    M $22-$42

    D $15


     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Outdoor dining
    Breakfast
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Roberto Zampogna

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