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Tom’s Italian, North Beach

Tom's Italian Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The views at Tom’s are spectacular. Situated on the site of the old Soda Sunlounge, it’s worth the walk up the stairs to enter this restaurant, which has tables inside and an outside deck. Having said that, the windows could do with a clean.

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The waitresses were really pleasant and brought us the menus and table water. My companions were keen to have a pizza, and they chose the Hawaiian (ugh, not something that I would choose) and the capricciosa. As you probably know I am not a fan of non-traditional Italian pizzas, and the idea of pineapple on a pizza fills me with horror, but my companions thoroughly enjoyed it.

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The capricciosa was more to my liking with tomato, pancetta, mushrooms, artichokes and olives, and again this was an enjoyable pizza.

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I chose to have fish and picked the barramundi with smoky eggplant, tomatoes, marscapone and cabbage. It was really enjoyable, the fish was very fresh with a lovely crispy skin, and the vegetables were cooked perfectly.

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We were too full to have dessert and left with smiles and full tummies. My only disappointment was that they didn’t have orange juice to make a mimosa – no restaurant should really run out of orange juice, but that aside, it was a really nice meal. Personally I think that the pizzas are better at Pappagallo, but I would definitely return to Tom’s for that wonderful fish and the amazing view.

Pappagallo, Leederville

Pappagallo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Pappagallo is a bustling Italian restaurant that occupies a corner position at the junction of Oxford Street and Bourke Street. It’s about halfway along Oxford Street and away from the main Leederville strip. I first discovered this place a few months back when I was looking for traditional Italian pizza – not hawaiian, not chicken tikka, just beautiful simple unadulterated Italian pizza. Pappagallo really delivered on the pizza with the last mouthful being as perfectly tasty as the first, and we now visit regularly for our pizza fix.

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The drinks menu is quite extensive and we love the Galvanina range of soft drinks that are offered – the blood orange soda is a wonderful drink.

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Today we chose to share a pizza, a pasta dish, and a salad. Pappagallo do a mean coleslaw salad, however it’s a winter menu item and was not available today, so we chose a red cabbage, cucumber, celery, lemon zest and basil salad – quite a nice backdrop to the other dishes.

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The pizza was a Napoli with tomato, mozarella, capers, anchovies, and olives. Wonderfully piquant and oozing with cheese, on top of a perfect thin crust – absolutely delicious and the reason why Pappagallo pizzas are so popular.

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We also chose the ravioli of the day – lamb ravioli on a bed of butternut pumpkin puree. Again, delicious, the huge pillows of ravioli perfectly seasoned, the pumpkin lovely and soft underneath.

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We felt fairly full but decided to share a dessert. Italian ricotta doughnuts with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. Excellent quality ice cream with soft sugary doughnuts and a wonderful glossy chocolate sauce – yum.

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Other items on the menu include a range of starters – a platter of cured meats, cheese and pickles; arancini; chicken skewers; italian sausage; polenta. As well as pizza and pasta dishes, you can choose chicken, fish, steak, veal and a seafood soup – anything that you would find in a cafe in Italy.

I consider this to be one if the best Italian restaurants in Perth, and definitely my ‘go to’ place for pizza.

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