Alberto is a true Italian and a real character. Now an octogenarian, he immigrated to Australia some 60 years ago with a small suitcase, a piano accordion, a handful of traditional recipes, and a heart full of hope. You get a sense of his life’s work when you sit in this quaint Newtown restaurant adorned with family photos and Italian memorabilia; and even more so when you taste the food. It’s a village trattoria type scenario with a good range of pastas, pizzas, chicken and beef mains, some basic salads and dolce desserts. Not fancy dining, but rustic and satisfying. You’ll find familiar classics like chicken cacciatore, steak masala, veal parmigiana; pastas with your favourite sauces; and a long list of pizzas which you can improvise with the extensive selection of ingredients. It’s a great place for families or a group of amici. Buon appetito!
589 King St, Newtown. 9519 4262. albertospizza.com.au