Neighbourhood gem is a term that gets thrown around a lot these days but the cliché really is true when it comes to Perth Italian restaurant, La Lola.
A long-time fave of the Nedlands dining scene, the restaurant recently reopened after a two-year hiatus and not surprisingly, its been attracting a steady stream of Perth punters in search of the fresh, tasty and deeelicious flavours being dished out.
The brainchild of owner Michael De Marte, La Lola has a traditional yet buzzy ‘bistro’ feel and is exactly what casual Italian dining should be about—great food, excellent service and a cosy setting perfect for whiling away a red wine-fuelled night.
You're going to want to order the eggplant parmigiana, followed by as much pizza and pasta as you can possibly eat. Just make sure you leave room for dessert because you can't leave without trying the tiramisu or the torte caprese (or both!)
As perfect for group dinners as it is for date night, you can also get your gang together and book the new private dining room (aptly named Gina) which seats 20 people.
La Lola is also BYO Monday to Wednesday AND they do a bangin’ aperitivo hour at 5pm every Friday. Yes, please.
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