ITALIAN RESTAURANT WOLLONGONG

WOLLONGONG ITALIAN RESTAURANT

– OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our chefs invoke a feeling of warmth with dishes that reflect traditional, authentic flavours and techniques of Italian cuisine where you’ll be able to spoil yourself and your appetite. The service is attentative, kind and nurturing and we pride ourselves in ensuring the best possible overall experience.

 

Over four decades ago Italians migrating to the Illawarra brought with them their passion for “la cucina italiana”. The Italian Centre’s early years were instrumental in introducing the native flavours of Italy to Wollongong. Centro CBD has carried on this tradition and remains at the forefront of Italian cuisine in Wollongong.

– TRADITIONAL ITALIAN FOOD

 

Our a La Carte menu is generous; antipasti might be arancini or carpaccio di manzo, oysters in various ways or a simple fresh prosciutto pizza. ” Le Paste”, includes our much loved gnocchi four cheeses, alongside a variety of pappadelle, tagliarini, cannelloni and we wouldn’t be truly Italian without an authentic secret bolognese recipe.

Centro CBD offer a wide selection of seafood, meat, vegetables, salads and decadent desserts. Our team are able to cater for those who are vegan , vegetarian or have other dietary requirements are always welcomed, just let us know at the time of booking.

OUR TEAM

ROBERT AND MICHAEL

– OWNERS

Each are the mind and the body of the business, and together they are the heart. Robert Specogna and Michael Arbelias have been in the Hospitality business for over 15 years. Having taken over the old Italian Center in 2011, they have transformed it into the highly popular, and reputable restaurant and entertainment centre that it is today – a real gem for expanding Wollongong, towards the hospitality and concert standards closer to that of a big city.

MIRA

– HEAD CHEF

Having started her working life early as a chef, Mira brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Centro CBD from many years of preparing Italian cuisine with numerous other head chefs . This has allowed her to develop her own unique menu for Centro CBD which reflects that of traditional Venetian roots, with a modern twist.

DAMIEN

– MANAGER

Damien has managed hospitality venues for over 15 years and is looking forward to greeting you on your next visit. The personality of a true host, Damien ensures that your dining experience is flawless each and every time. 

ALSO PASSIONATE IN…

 

– COFFEE

You may ask why dedicate a paragraph to coffee! Italian migrants were excited to see an expresso machine being installed at the early Centre ( as seen in picture ) where patrons were entertained when the large machine hissed, plumbed and gushed streams of aromatic coffee and then would promptly line up to drink this “homeland” gold liquid. Australians are now hailed as one of the world’s great lovers of coffee embracing the black bean more wholeheartedly than most countries in the world. Centro CBD is proud of its history in our nation’s ever growing coffee culture.

 

– OUR WINES

Our wine list sits alongside our menu to compliment and enhance your dining experience offering Italian greats such as Barolo, Brunello and Amarone to name a few. Whilst we are proud to offer quality wines from Italy we also pay homage to our local land with an impressive representation of Australian wines from various regions with a selection of these also available by the glass.