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Lalla Rookh
Italian
  • 77 Georges Tce,
    Perth, WA
  • (08) 9325 7077,
    www.lallarookh.com.au
  • Mon-Fri 11.30am-10.30pm, Sat 5.30pm-10.30pm

Lalla Rookh
-31.955623,115.858158

Every city deserves a diner like Lalla Rookh. The CBD favourite is all things to all comers - full-service restaurant, relaxed lounge, intimate wine bar, light-filled atrium. The common thread is Joel Valvasori-Pereza's rustic cooking steeped in Friuli family recipes. The catholic menu embraces salumi, pasta and cheeses, pizze, seasonal specials and nonna's meatballs, paired with polenta and parmesan. Lalla's hospitality shines brightest in the $65 Il Capo menu, a six-stage feast showcasing what's best on the day. That might be summer figs cradled in lemon ricotta, squid-ink bigoli, or Baldivas rabbit two ways - first as braised livers dusted in semolina, and later stewed in tomato, white wine and fennel. The wine list harvests drops from star regions and makers, while beer drinkers have dozens of options on tap and under cap. Desserts are mod takes on the likes of panna cotta and semifreddo. Every meal ends sweetly with crisp, sugar-dusted crostoli.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $15-$24

    M $16-$38

    D $14-$15

    Set menu $65

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Joel Valvasori-Pereza

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