Food lovers across Wollongong rejoice! Multi award winning family-owned restaurant Criniti’s Italian Cuisine is now open in the heart of Wollongong.
South Coast fans of the authentic Italian cuisine have been flocking to the new premises on Crown Street and newbies are quickly discovering what all the fuss is about.
Ticking all the boxes for delicious food, superb service, and a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, Crinitis is definitely upholding their exceptional reputation for excellent dining.
There’s always something special and cosy about dining at a family-owned restaurant that you simply can’t beat.
From the warm welcoming, the comfortable setting to the outstanding abundance of freshly cooked food, you always leave with a smile on your face and a very full belly!
Frank Criniti has a saying…”when you’re here, you’re family…salute!“…and they certainly deliver on that.
Establishing the first Crinitis in Parramatta in 2003, it is now a multi-award winner of ‘Australia’s Favourite Italian’ with 8 locations across NSW and Victoria including Wollongong.
Where to start! Bringing a fusion of traditional Italian cuisine and contemporary dining together in perfect unison, this is one place you must visit if you love amazingly good food.
The menu is simply outstanding…..and enormous! Whether your coming for a family dinner, a catch up with friends or a celebration, you will absolutely adore the range.
You are sure to find a crowd pleasing dish for everyone and they also cater to a range of dietary requirements including vegetarian dishes. Check out the full menu here.
There had been many expressions of deep foodie-love from those that had already experienced the Italian sensation so I was excited for my first visit.
With the family in tow, I set off with an empty stomach and high expectations. Boy were we all in for a treat!
After receiving a warm welcome and checking out the funky decor and family photos , we couldn’t wait to begin.
We kicked off proceedings by sharing the Mozzarella Stick, a 1m wood fired bread stick filled with mozzarella, Italian herbs, rosemary and sea salt flakes. As you can see below, it was a winner!
What followed was nothing short of a taste sensation, little mickie’s pizza with crispy bacon and garlic prawns, a special family recipe Criniti’s lasagne (complete with a mamma rosa’s meatball) and beef nachos.
My family all have varying tastes but I have to say we loved sharing our meals and simply devoured the lot!
Saying we were full after this was an understatement but there’s always room for dessert….right?!
With an extensive choice of desserts including classics, crepes, pancakes, authentic Italian gelato, fried desserts and so much more it was a difficult decision, but one we enjoyed pondering.
We finally settled on Oreo sliders! Battered and fried oreos with vanilla, salted caramel and nutella gelato with Criniti’s mascarpone cream topped with hot white choc fudge, dusted with icing sugar. Delicious! I shared with the kids but I’ll seriously be getting my own plate next time.
200 Crown Street
Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner.