'Mezzalira' is Canberran restaurant that serves a fine selection of authentic south Italian cuisine. The efforts of head chefs Pasquale Trimboli and David Nethery have not gone unnoticed. With a swagger of awards under their belts (four time winner of the RCA Canberra award for 'best Italian restaurant', 'wine list of the year' 2006 and 'best prestigious dining 2006') a meal at 'Mezzalira' is more than just a meal, it's an experience.
Wonderful gourmet woodfired pizzas, freshly roasted coffee as well as deliciously delectable mains including vietello alla vignarola (roast milk fed veal served w/ king brown mushrooms, broad bean and pea vignarola), brasato di anatra (twice cooked duck w/ a marsala glaze) and the house specialty of porchetta (wood roasted suckling pig).
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Yum! What a beautiful Italian restaurant we found in the heart of Canberra. A little bit of 'fine dining' but the food was worth it. Generous portions, I ordered the risotto special. It has pine and porcini mushrooms which was so delicious I didn't want my plate to end! Expensive wine but was definitely worth it, all very delicious.
The food here was excellent the ambience too very good however we were a bit dissapointed with the waitress who served us she was snooty and when one of our group who ordered the rissoto with truffel oil asked about what truffels she was a bit rude. Luckily for us someone else looked after us once the entrees were served and everything went very well.
While in Canberra you MUST dine here. The food is amazing and the wine choices were outstanding. The staff are great and it is always nice to be served by the owner too. This has got to be one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to. Thank you for a great meal.