Enjoy long lunches and sumptuous dinners at Agostinis inspired by the fresh flavours of Italy in summer.
Located in the trendy inner Canberra suburb of Kingston, Agostinis reflects the Bisas love of Italian food and culture, and is named in homage to the owners Dan and Dion Bisa’s mother Marisa, whose family owned a small bar in Northern Italy bearing the family name of Agostinis, before migrating to Australia in the 1930’s.
Irrepressible Romano Chef Francesco Balestrieri leads the kitchen team where his menu is a celebration of simple authenticity, prepared to perfection. Pasta is freshly made to order in house and Agostinis pizzas are created in the open kitchen using the freshest ingredients and a special Neapolitan artisan technique where the pizza dough naturally rises for 72 hours before going into the state-of-the-art rotating Marana Forni pizza oven.
The current menu is inspired by the traditional cuisine of northern Italy, with dishes such as Agostinis Antipasto Originale – fennel & chilli salami, San Daniele prosciutto, bresaola, Montasio, roasted vegetable caponata & sourdough; Frico – based on Marisa Bisa’s own recipe, this is a typical dish from the Friuli region of Italy, with paper thin layers of Montasio cheese & potato, oven roasted to form a heavenly, crunchy, chewy morsel. The Bistecca alla Fiorentina, for 2-3 people to share, is the house specialty – weighing in at 1kg, this Tuscan superstar is a classic aged T-Bone prepared simply with salt and rosemary, grilled to medium rare and left to sit and contemplate before being served with parmesan shoe string fries, salsa verde & truffle butter. It is recommended to reserve space for ‘Dolci’ with treats such as the Semifreddo al Pistacchio- heavenly pistachio semifreddo served with berry gel, strawberries & candied pistacchio or the always popular Agostinis’ Tiramisu – made to order with savoiardi biscuits, freshly brewed coffee, marscapone mousse.
The carefully curated wine list at Agostinis has been designed not to overwhelm, but to provide the best Italian wine experience possible with a balanced array of varietals from all over Italy, alongside a few Australian favourites. Agostinis also offers 100% Italian made wines on tap.
Through the bar and a billowing blush curtain, Agostinis outdoor terrace is festooned with lights and macramé hung greenery and offers a beautiful al fresco setting, perfect for relaxing in one of the Andreholm Paris Café chairs and enjoying a Negroni or Spritz from the extensive aperitivo menu or a glass of Italian wine followed by a deliciously light Italian meal during the warmer days and evenings. The terrace is licensed to hold 50 people for cocktails and canapés or 30 for dinner and can be privately booked.
69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston
ACT – Australia
Phone. +61 2 6295 6925