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Criniti's

Authentic southern Italian at The Rooftop, Westfield Kotara

Metre-long pizzas, pages of pasta dishes, and mouth-watering cocktails to choose from? If this sounds like your style, Criniti’s at The Rooftop at Westfield Kotara has got you sorted. 

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Combining their traditional Italian and modern Australian cuisine, Criniti’s brings you a unique range of dishes to experience and enjoy.

crinitis italian restaurant westfield kotara the rooftop newcastle

With six locations Australia-wide, the Sydney-started brand has continued to grow and update its menus throughout multiple lockdowns. No matter how many setbacks businesses faced over the last two years, Criniti’s passion for creating fantastic and authentic dishes hasn’t faltered.  

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Their award-winning cuisine is sure to win over anyone from picky five-year-olds to fully-fledged foodies, known for their flavoursome and extensive menu the options are endless. Don’t let their massive range of choices overwhelm you though, this only leaves room for multiple visits and lots of share plates. 

With seven bruschettas alone to choose from, we couldn’t narrow down our choice to just one starter, and can absolutely recommend that you can’t go wrong with the Salt and Pepper Calamari or the Scallops Sasa; I mean bruschetta on scallops? We couldn’t say no. 

crinitis italian restaurant westfield kotara the rooftop newcastle

Not feeling so adventurous? A stacked cheese or salami plate, and a glass of vino are other appropriate options for starters to any evening at Criniti’s. 

The menu has everything you’d expect from an Italian restaurant; plenty of pizzas, pasta, seafood, and even steaks! If you thought they had a lot of starter options, just wait until we get to their main menu! With over 30 pasta options, 40 pizza toppings, options for vegetarian dishes, or vegan alternatives, you truly can’t go wrong. 

crinitis italian restaurant westfield kotara the rooftop newcastle

The star of the show, their wood-fired pizzas give you the option to order by length; 0.5, one, two, or even three metres! No more sacrificing your choice of toppings to please everyone, with this option there is plenty of space for multiple toppings. 

crinitis italian restaurant westfield kotara the rooftop newcastle

If you’re not feeling up to tackling a three-metre pizza on your visit, there are plenty of other choices. What about the BBQ Prawns? Coated with garlic lemon butter and served with garlic bread, the seafood dish is fresh and filling. If that’s not your style, you also can’t go wrong with the Spaghetti Mussels or the Green Poke Bowl for a vegetarian option. 

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And of course, if you aren’t completely stuffed from trying everything that we’ve already mentioned, you must check out their comprehensive dessert menu. With dessert pizzas, our favourite is the Nutella Pizza served with vanilla gelato and strawberries. Plus, with a range of gelato, pastries, and cakes to choose from, anyone with a sweet tooth will be in their element. 

crinitis italian restaurant westfield kotara the rooftop newcastle

With a drinks menu just as extensive as the food one, the team at Criniti’s can help recommend you something to match any dish. From cocktails to wines and beers, it doesn’t matter which option you prefer there is plenty of choice for everyone and enough options to try something new on your next visit.

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Coming up to the silly season, Criniti’s is excited to be hosting a range of events over the holidays to help everyone celebrate the best they can. Celebrate Christmas and NYE with your nearest and dearest at Criniti’s, ringing in the New Year with good people and great people in a wonderful atmosphere!  

Christmas Day
Join us on the 24th, 25th, or 26th of December and party like an Italian with our $89 banquet share-style menu with complimentary Chandon sparkling for everyone on the table. We’ve put together a special 4-course sharing menu, combining your Criniti’s favourites and dishes inspired by a modern Australian Christmas spread.

- $89 per head
- $35 per head (Children 12 and under)
- Children 3 years and under eat for free
To Book: click here

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New Year’s Eve Package
And just like that, 2021 is coming to an end! The end of a crazy year deserves a crazy celebration and we’ve created a special package to bring in the new year in style. Feast and party with us at Criniti’s on Friday, 31st December over a 5-course banquet and flowing drinks package for a night to remember! Cheers to the new year with our flowing drinks package including Chandon Brut NV and a variety of beer and wine.

– $179pp
– $35 for kids U12
– 7pm sitting
– Sparkling on arrival
– 4-course set menu
– Flowing drinks package
To Book: click here