Just in case you needed another excuse to enjoy a big bowl of swirly spaghetti, I’ve come up with a few of Perth’s best pasta joints that you need to get your fork into ASAP.
Located in the heart of Northbridge, this pasta place is pumping out the goods every night of the week. Start off with some antipasto – bread, cacciatore sausage, Sicilian green olives and other good stuff, then take your time trying to digest all of that before you scoff down your large (or small) bowl of carby goodness. For the ‘healthy’ pasta addicts, the Kale Pesto is always a hit – kale, lemon, pine nuts and pecorino. But if you’re after something more satisfying, the Guanciale carbonara has got your tastebuds under control. And of course if you manage to save room for dessert, Chico Gelato is within walking distance, so you can basically burn of the carbs you just ate. Winning.
4/189 William St, Northbridge
There’s never a day that this restaurant isn’t busy, and there’s definately a reason for that. Pretty much everything on the menu is worth ordering, so big groups with share plates are always a good idea. The guys here import their ingredients straight from Italy, so if you close your eyes and try hard enough, you’ll think you’ve been teleported to the streets of Rome. Their pizza’s sport a thin, but soft base, making it easy to lose count of your pizza slice consumption. If you’re after gnocchi, ravioli or tagliatelle, you’ll find it here. And if you save room for dessert, then you’re in for a real Italian treat. The bombolone here is too good to share.
250 Oxford St, Leederville
When the former head chef from Lalla Rookh ventures out in to Subiaco to start up his own pasta bar, only great things can be expected. The trattoria is named after Joel Valvasori-Pereza’s grandmother, and it’s nothing short of traditional Italian. From the handmade pasta to the Sanbitter bottles, you can expect a real taste of Northern Italy at Lulu La Delizia. As for the food, you’ll be stuck for hours trying to decide between the pumpkin and mascarpone ravioli with sage butter or the tagliatelle with veal, pork, vegetable and red wine ragu. And if you can’t decide on a dessert, why not split the Panacotta and Tiramisu (or eat them both, who’s judging?).
5/97 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco
For creative pasta made fresh in-house, Solo Pasta is your new go-to. Setting up shop in the heart of Mount Lawley, these guys are serving up pasta by the length. Choose between beetroot, spinach or classic pasta, select your pasta length and then pick your sauce – tomato base, cream base or olive oil base. The best part about this pasta joint is that every time you go, your dish can be completely different.
628 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley