Giro Osteria is a charming, Italian-inspired bistro located on the buzzing Cronulla Esplanade with views over the beach.
The interior of the restaurant is set up to create a true osteria atmosphere, where diners can enjoy views of the open kitchen and curing fridge. True to the simple nature of the osteria concept, Giro’s wine list is a succinct selection of affordable wines from Italy and Australia that complement the dishes on offer.
Stuffed zucchini flowers are a delightful way to start your meal. The flowers are lightly steamed to retain the crunch of the zucchini while the shrimp, mascarpone and tarragon filling has a smooth dumpling-like texture. The house-made ricotta gnocchi are prepared to perfection with fresh ingredients; light and fluffy, they melt in the mouth, and are served either in a burnt butter and gorgonzola sauce or alla napoletana. The pappardelle con ragu is another standout dish. Freshly made pasta and tender slow-cooked duck are served with a generous sprinkling of fresh parsley and seasoned to perfection.
PSST! To top off a visit here, they serve a mean espresso!