Owned and run by three Italian brothers, Cipri Italian is truly a family restaurant. The menu is filled with dishes such as a layered eggplant with buffalo mozzarella entrée, homemade pappardelle pasta with a rich duck ragu and a 12-hour slow roasted lamb shoulder. Like in any Italian home, portions are more than generous. A balanced but diverse wine list complements the food and one of the brothers is usually at hand to recommend a bottle. It’s no wonder Cipri Italian has been recognised by ‘Ospitalita Italiana’, an Italian Chamber of Commerce organisation that certifies authentic Italian restaurants around the world.
10 Elizabeth St, Paddington, 2021, (02) 9331 3333, www.cipriitalian.com.au
Written by: Alexandra English