Tiramisu is a bit of an art form in itself and getting a good one in Sydney can be very hit or miss. Sometimes too sweet, too heavy or too alcoholic – it’s easy to get it wrong. But when it’s done right, it is oh so delicious. So here’s a list of some of Sydney’s best Italian restaurants to help you avoid potential tiramisu disasters!
If you’re in the city and need a sweet treat, head to Janus for a traditional homemade Italian tiramisu. It’s deliciously simple in all the right ways. We suggest pairing it with one of their espressos for an any-time-of-the-day pick me up.
If you’re after Italian desserts done well in Sydney – we’re talking canoli, profiteroles, panzerotti or of course, tiramisu, this newly opened Bondi store ticks all the boxes. Using authentic homemade recipes, Pasticceria Papa transports you back to Sicily, so pop in and spoil yourself!
Napoli In Bocca
Well known for its tiramisu (and pizza) genius, the dessert can’t keep up with the demand at this Haberfield restaurant, as they often run out before the end of the dinner service. Get in early and put yours on hold before it’s too late.
Eno Pizzeria does classical tiramisu just right. The mascarpone cream is smooth and rich, whilst the lady finger biscuits have been soaked just the right amount in coffee and alcohol – it definitely makes for a delicious end to the night.
Gelato Messina - Tiramisu Smash Cake
Messina’s interpretation of tiramisu is just a tiny bit wackier than your traditional Italian dessert. The white chocolate/coffee base is filled with layers of tiramisu gelato and lady finger biscuits and is finished with coffee meringue dusted with cocoa. And that’s not the end of it – the top and centre is a ball of white chocolate, dark chocolate and coffee and marsala gel. Designed to be smashed up and mixed up together, you definitely can’t go wrong with this inventive version!
If you’re after the perfect tiramisu, Leichardt is certainly a good place to start. Aperitivo is well known for their dedication to creating traditional Italian food, and their tiramisu is no exception.
Other than their metres of pizza, Lane Cove’s Via Napoli is a mecca of all things delicious. Their tiramisu is not to be missed, made fresh on the premises it is creamy and traditional in the best way possible.
It’s well known that if you’re heading to Mosman’s popular Italian restaurant, Il Perugino, you order two things: the zucchini flowers and tiramisu. Not overdone or too rich, the tiramisu is the stuff Italian dessert dreams are made of.
Baccomatto Osteria has quickly landed itself a cult like following for Darlinghurst locals and for good reason. Their traditional tiramisu has the perfect combo of layered cream, mascarpone, coffee and, of course, just a little booze!
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