Restaurant Reviews

Il Lido Italian Canteen: Restaurant review

Il Lido Italian Canteen

Address

88 Marine Pde
Cottesloe, Perth, WA

Hours

Daily 7am-11pm

Prices

E $7-$30
M $22-$42
D $15

REVIEW

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.

Phone:
(08) 9286 1111

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Outdoor dining
  • Breakfast
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Roberto Zampogna

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.