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Fremantle Gusto Italiano - A Taste of Italy

  • 1-3 hours
  • 0.5 km

The Italian influence is all over Fremantle – you can taste it. On the Cappuccino Strip and beyond, from espresso to pizza, the flavours of Italy prevail. Want the real deal? Freo’s stalwart Italian eateries uphold the traditions of authentic, home-style Italian fare, served with a generous side of Mediterranean love.

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Fremantle Town Hall, William St, Fremantle 23kms west of Perth

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5 South Terrace Fremantle

Sandrino is Fremantle’s home of Italian wood fired pizza. We make our dough in house daily using traditional techniques. All pizzas are hand stretched and topped with only the finest ingredients by our talented pizzaiolos. Our pizzas are then cooked to perfection in our glowing wood fired ovens. Sandrino also boasts a wide selection of Mediterranean inspired dishes and handmade pastas. Sandrino, The Place to Be!

Opening hours:
Monday-Thursday 11:30am – 9:00pm
Friday 11:30am – 10:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00pm

Portorosa is situated in the heart of Fremantle with a large dining area oozing traditional Italian charisma, wafting aroma of wood fired pizzas arousing your appetite and a relaxed alfresco to watch the hustle and bustle of the busy cappuccino strip. With reasonable prices and generous portions, old-fashioned Italian food is still being served here the way it always has been and the way it always should be. Experience traditional Italian cuisine, wood fired pizza and Italian wines

Open every day from 11am til late, closed Christmas day

Call: (08) 9430 6126

Gino Saccone arrived in 1956 from Italy. He worked as a tailor in Freo for over 20 years , but he could never get a descent coffee.
In 1983 he closed his retail shop and with his family opened Ginos Café.
Since then 3 generations of the Saccone family still run Ginos and serve the best coffee in Perth – with Rosa’s home style Italian cooking .
Today Gino’s is Freo.

Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday 5.30 am- late
Call: (08) 9336 1464

Home made pasta restaurant, serving authentic Italian regional dishes, cooked and presented by passionate Italian chefs.
La Sosta is awarded by Italian council for the Italian quality & authenticity and holds ‘Ospitalita Italiana’ award.
It is a stylish 2-level venue, with own patisserie and an open plan kitchen, where you can watch how the dishes are being made.
An extensive wine and cocktail list will satisfy any wine connoisseur.

Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday 5 PM – late
Friday – Sunday 11 AM – late.
Call: (08) 9335 9193

Benvenuti! Welcome to our family Caffè and Restaurant!
We are proud to share with you our old family recipes, like the fluffy handmade Gnocchi topped with our signature Ragù, slow cooked on the stove for four hours. Just go through the coloured windows, have a little Italian chat and… Buon appetito!

Special Offer
Get 1 free Kids Pasta with every Gnocchi Ragù

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 7:30am - 4pm ;
Saturday 8:30am - 4pm;
Sunday 8:30am - 2pm

Call: 0439 294 147

Pizza Bella Roma is one of the oldest restaurants located in the heart of Fremantle, well known for its delicious and generous size dishes, first opened in 1972 by an Italian couple. If you are a regular, clearly you will know our pizza chef Mario and friendly Antonella, who have both been working with us for over 25 years.

Opening hours:
April to November 2017:
Monday to Thursday 5pm to 9pm, Friday to Sunday 11:30am to 9pm
December to May 2018:
Monday to Sunday 11-.30am to 9:30pm (we closed Monday to Thursday 3 to 5pm)

Call: (08) 93351554

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Think food in Fremantle, and you probably think Italian. With good reason. Italians have had a huge influence on the culture of Fremantle since the 1880s, not least on its food scene. Cappuccino, anyone? Pizza? Pasta? Garlic? It’s hard to imagine a time before these flavours were commonplace.
Indeed, we’re so accustomed to Italian food that it can be hard to pick the authentic from the rest. This trail can help. We’ve showcased a cluster of Italian eateries whose traditions run deep. They’re all about putting the real Italy on a plate, be it antipasti, primi, secondi, pasta, pizza or dolce.
Often family-run, and many within strolling distance of each other, these establishments pride themselves on authentic, home-style cooking with distinctly Italian flavours. Pull up a chair and know you’ll be getting the real deal, served with a generous side of Mediterranean love. Buon appetito!​

Fremantle Visitor Centre

(08) 9431 7878

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Time / Duration

2 hours


500 metres

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Fremantle Town Hall, William St, Fremantle 23kms west of Perth

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Trail End

5 South Terrace Fremantle

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Best time of year

All year - check individual business operating hours


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Road 2WD, train, bus, bike

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