Opened in 2012, this cosy and rustic Italian restaurant is named after its owner and Head Chef. Rina D’Alessandro was born in Abruzzo, and she has over three decades of extensive experience at Italian restaurants. At Zia Rina’s Cucina, she delights diners with authentic home-style cooking. The warm and charming restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner or a catch-up with friends.
The daily changing menu of tasty Italian dishes is brought to each table on a blackboard. Start with the antipasto platter, which includes braised rabbit, polpette (an Italian meatball), beautifully charred eggplant, grilled capsicum and fried sardines. Each element is perfectly chosen and delicious. Fresh barramundi with osietra caviar and saffron sauce is a tender fillet of fish swimming in a rich and creamy pool. You can taste the decadent caviar flavour in the sauce.
PSST! If you have a favourite wine, you can bring it to the restaurant to have with your meal for a $15 corkage fee.