If you’re on the hunt for somewhere to bask in the sunshine with an ice-cold Peroni and pick at a selection of antipasti, look no further than Baritalia in Surfers Paradise. Perched on the corner of Elkhorn Avenue and Surfers Paradise Boulevard, the casually relaxed venue boasts an expansive alfresco seating area that is perfect for lazy afternoons and long lunches that roll into evenings. Inside, Italian tomato tins hold neatly wrapped cutlery, cooks’ pots house various climbing plants and bookcases brimming with cookbooks create a comfortable atmosphere with a rustic outdoorsy feel. As its name suggests, the cuisine is Italian by nature however each dish has been given a modern twist, so it’s fair to say this is not your Nonna’s homecooking. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Baritalia is known for its antipasti, pasta and pizzas however there is a succinct selection of mains and sides, if that’s more your style. Just be sure to leave room for dessert, the warm chocolate tart drizzled with chocolate orange sauce and pistachio gelato is definitely a crowd pleaser. Thirsty? You’re in the right place as the bar is stocked to the brim with Italian wines and beers, along with selected Australian varietals.