Modern Italian fare at Cafe Marinara in Paddington

Modern Italian fare at Cafe Marinara in Paddington

Traditionally, a trattoria is a rustic, community-focused lively place, where a hearty helping of simple but flavoursome fare is washed down with a carafe of wine amongst family and friends. It’s the local spot where the owners know your name and your favourite dish, with Nona dishing you up a second serving straight from the pan, finishing off with an affectionate pinch on the cheek.

Introducing a spot of Mediterranean frivolity to the dining scene in Paddington is Cafe Marinara on Latrobe Terrace. Combining checkered-cloth-covered tables facing the street at the front with Italian marble-like bar front designs, brick and murals inside, Cafe Marinara is like a basement restaurant in Tuscany meets Roman sidewalk cafe.

With a strong traditional Italian focus in the evening – with the menu featuring gnocchi, pasta, risotto and a pizza of the day – the breakfast and lunch menus are more eclectic in origin, mixing Mediterranean with modern cuisine, ensuring a dish for every appetite.

Breakfast and dinner sittings on the weekends are particularly busy, so arrive early to pick out your favourite spot.

Cafe Marinara
34 Latrobe Terrace
Paddington 4064
Ph: 3367 8885

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