Authentic southern Italian at The Rooftop, Westfield Kotara
The woodfired pizzas are a highlight which you can order by the length, 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 metres!See our handpicked guides to Newcastle
Their authentic, award-winning Italian cuisine has been made famous thanks to their restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne. Criniti’s are known for their flavoursome southern Italian cuisine, family friendly dining and extensive menu that is sure to please everyone.
The menu is so extensive that we recommend ordering a bruschetta to start with, whilst you pore your way through the pages to try and decide what to have for dinner. There’s, even seven types of bruschetta to pick from, maybe I’ll keep it simple and start with a Peroni instead!
Criniti’s is a Sydney institution, from opening their first restaurant in Parramatta in 2003 to now having eight restaurants across Sydney, Melbourne and now Newcastle. Criniti’s specialises in traditional southern Italian recipes, which today are rarely found in the oldest Italian homes, offering customers a unique opportunity to taste authentic traditional recipes from their motherland.
If you have room after mains, best be checking out their dessert menu which includes dessert pizzas (of course), gelato, the bomboloni stack and the nutella
lasagne, which is legendary. The layer upon layer of sponge,
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Part of the Westfield Kotara Rooftop Dining precinct, Criniti’s is bellissimo! It's perfect for a family outing, with a menu to suit all tastes, generous servings and authentic Italian flavours.
The Rooftop features nine restaurants and a performance stage, it’s an open-aired precinct with a rustic ambience thanks to the use of timber, grassy areas and outdoor dining options, there’s even play equipment for the kids.
The Rooftop’s restaurants, stage and grassy knolls connect dining, relaxing and live entertainment, making Westfield Kotara the complete entertainment destination.