Restaurant Guide

Lulu La Delizia: Restaurant review

Address

5/97 Rokeby Rd
Subiaco, Perth, WA

Hours

Lunch Wed-Fri noon-3pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 5pm-10pm

Prices

E $16-$24
M $28-$38
D $9-15

REVIEW

Lulu La Delizia is a neighbourhood star that's equal parts comfort and polish. One where soul-feeding meatballs and slabs of tiramisù rub shoulders with gin-cured kingfish and saffron spaghettini that tastes of a sun-drenched holiday. Joel Valvasori-Pereza knows his way around eggs and flour, but his pasta – deftly made and al dente in texture – is by no means the only draw. The cosy laneway space, complete with white-tiled kitchen, lace curtains and classic timber accents, has the homely pulse of an Italian family dining table. A crack team of lively waitstaff manoeuvre around the maze of bentwood chairs, delivering textbook Negronis, anchovy toasts and plenty of fun. They might steer diners towards the agnolotti – tidy silverbeet-green rectangular parcels filled with smoked ricotta, cut through with pickled sultanas and enriched with a sage-butter sauce – or a citrus-spiked panna cotta with candied fruit and walnuts for extra bite. Match it with juicy organic barbera from the dynamic and concise wine list with a strong Australian and Italian current and leave smiling. Three cheers for Lulu.
Phone:
(08) 9381 2466
Bookings:
Bookings recommended
Features:
  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair access
  • Outdoor dining
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diners Card
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Chef(s):
Joel Valvasori-Pereza
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.
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