Goccia (pronounced ‘gotcha’) is an authentic Italian pizzeria and restaurant in the heart of Mermaid Beach. Step inside and you’ll be greeted with a heartfelt smile and a ‘ciao’ from owners Anna and Goccia – and prepare to feel like part of the family within the first five minutes. It’s quaint, yet bright, fresh and welcoming. As for the food – pizza is the hero. Whilst the fancy Italian pizza oven is responsible for creating the perfectly crispy base, the traditional and totally mouth-watering combinations are created at the hands of Goccia himself. You’ll find plenty of traditional starters and share plates, from the smoked burrata cheese with grilled zucchini, eggplant and capsicum, to the octopus carpaccio with parsley and lemon pearls. There’s a tight and respectable list of wines, featuring a mix of Italian, Australia and New Zealand drops, as well as a series of classic cocktails. Finish on a high note with the chocolate salami.