Discover the tastiest Italian eats across the Central Coast
The Central Coast proudly hosts a collection of outstanding Italian eateries. Whether you're seeking a Chef Hat fine dining restaurant, the convenience of takeout, or the excitement of pop-up experiences, there's an Italian culinary adventure waiting for everyone. It's the true taste of Amoré!
While Bar Toto is primarily known as a bar rather than a traditional restaurant, they offer a selection of Antipasti and Cicchetti that pair perfectly with their cocktails. It's the ideal spot for a pre or post-movie drink and snack experience at The Galleria in Ettalong. They also feature comedy nights and live music in the back lounge.
Where: 83/189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach
Bollito Pasta offers its assortment of small-batch products available for wholesale distribution throughout the Central Coast. Carefully selected organic Tamworth flour is used for their pasta, and there's no minimum order required. Ideal for your upcoming home party, and rest assured, your secret of ordering in is safe with us.
Where: 38 Showground Rd, Gosford
Fedele’s East Gosford
Step into Fedele's East Gosford, where the essence of authentic Italian cuisine resides. Their dedication to both food and hospitality is evident in every dish they prepare, using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients.
Where: 3/36-40 Victoria St, East Gosford
Enjoy fresh Italian cuisine prepared by an Italian using authentic ingredients in just minutes. Il Toscano stands as an excellent choice for takeout or delivery with a great range of delicious goodies.
Where: 419 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty
Joe's Pizza Parlour
A great takeaway choice in Gosford, serving straightforward pizzas tailor-made for pickup. This beloved classic has stood the test of time, consistently delivering great Italian for years.
Where: 207 Mann St, Gosford
Lady Copa Pizzeria e Birra
Lady Copa specialises in Sicilian street food and wood-fired pizza, all enjoyed right on the picturesque beachfront of Copacabana. With an array of Italian craft beers available on tap, it has remained a favourite local hotspot for quite some time.
Where: 224 Del Monte Pl, Copacabana
Elevated above The Budgewoi Hotel, Lago Cucina serves contemporary Italian-inspired cuisine. Bold flavours and beloved classics, all thoughtfully complemented by cocktails that evoke the spirit of the Italian coastline.
Where: 169 Budgewoi Rd, Budgewoi
Napoli Pizza Pasta Restaurant
A no-frills, no-fuss Italian eatery, ideal for family get-togethers, serving up all your beloved classics.
Where: 84-189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach
Nero’s Woodfired Pizza
Nero's Executive Chef and Owner, Mitch Green, takes pride in crafting his Italian offerings with a commitment to top-notch ingredients, such as Australian organic stone-milled heritage flour and 22-month-aged Prosciutto Di Parma, sourced through their trusted Italian supplier. Their pizzas are definitely worth the buzz.
Where: 35-39 Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy
Osteria a' Mano
Chef Paolo meticulously collected generations of cherished family recipes. His commitment to exquisite flavours begins with the selection of sustainable, locally sourced fresh ingredients, and extends to the art of hand-rolling their pasta.
Where: 66 Pacific Hwy, Wyong
Osteria il Coccia in Ettalong Beach is the sole recipient of a prestigious Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Chef Hat, on the Central Coast. Nico and Alexandra Coccia offer a distinctive degustation experience where everything is masterfully prepared using wood-fired techniques – even the butter. Alex's wine selections complement each dish, making this restaurant unquestionably deserving of every accolade it receives.
Where: 49 The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach
Remy & Co Pasta Bar
Despite its unconventional location nestled within an alleyway at Fountain Plaza in Erina, this pizza and pasta bar boasts an array of genuinely authentic Italian dishes. Among its offerings is a spaghetti cacio e pepe, creatively served from a colossal pecorino wheel.
Where: 2 Ilya Ave, Erina
As their neon light exclaims – You Wanna Pizza Me? Rhonda's offers a fun, contemporary twist on wood-fired pizza, pastas, and cocktails. On weekends, head to the sun-soaked open-roof featuring DJs, plus a private banquet table. Ideal for basking in coastal sunshine well into the evening.
Where: 3/5 Kurrawyba Ave, Terrigal
Tristan's homemade Italian creations may not be confined to a single restaurant, but they make appearances throughout the coast, gracing venues such as Like Minds in Avoca, Bar Toto, and We Are Neighbourhood community nights. Keep an eye out on his socials for the next pop-up!
Located in Empire Bay, Sorrento is a hidden gem that’s very popular with the community. Run by beloved local legend Elia, and his children, Sorrento Pizzeria is home to authentic wood-fired pizza and delightful gelato. Elia's warm hospitality ensures you depart feeling like a member of the famiglia. Make sure you order the mushroom and truffle pizza. Prego!
Where: 1 Sorrento Rd, Empire Bay