Cucina Mia is the very definition of a suburban gem, just ask any of the regulars that frequent the venue weekly and have done so for the past 12 years. Perched on the corner of Gemvale Road and Somerset Drive in Mudgeeraba, Cucina Mia Cafe specialises is authentic Italian fare made with passion and top notch seasonal produce. The dinner menu meanders from tasty starters including a beautifully traditional bruschetta and salads through to an extensive selection of pizza, pasta and mains. Oyster lovers, you’re spoilt for choice with no less than four different varietals on offer – from natural through to oysters florentine, which is topped with baby spinach, garlic and grated parmesan. Dessert here is a must with the oven baked calzone filled with banana, caramel, ganache a real crowd pleaser. Complementing the fare, Cucina Mia Cafe also offers a satisfying selection of swill from Australia and abroad so you definitely won’t go thirsty. The restaurant has been known to get pretty busy come peak times but don’t worry, the entire menu is available take away, or you could just make a reservation. Cucina Mia Cafe is also open for breakfast on weekends and before you ask, no one would judge you if you ate here twice in one day. You wouldn’t be the first.