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Papagallos Pizzeria and Italian Cafe

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Published April 15th 2017
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Leederville has got so many cafes and restaurants, which makes Oxford Street a very popular "strip" close to the City of Perth. However, with this popularity, comes problems with parking, which I find extremely frustrating and will sometimes avoid going there.

I had noticed that the "strip" was widening, in that it was spreading out along Oxford Street to include several new cafes at the other end of Oxford Street, towards Mt Hawthorn. Pappagallos is one such cafe/restaurant, and parking was easy, and almost outside their front door.

Front entrance

Pappagallo is an Italian restaurant which is both authentically Italian and serving mouth-watering traditional cuisine. They are best known for their traditional Roman Style pizzas and pasta. Many of the ingredients they use are imported directly from Italy so it is truly authentic Italian dining!

The owners are Nino La Verghetta and Michael Tricoli and Michael was working on the day we went. Apparently, they regularly get visitors from all around Australia, as well as locals, and indeed the day we went, there were a lot of people talking Italian.

One of the owners, Michael

For their pizzas, they use only a mixture of flour certified by A.P.I (Associazione Pizzerie Italiana) to create the thin and crispy base which makes the pizza light and easy to digest. Watch them making their pizza dough here.

There is seating both inside and out, however outside would be a bit busy as it is right on a "roundabout". We sat inside and the cafe would hold about 50 people inside with another 25 or so outside.

The cafe is licensed and set out with a fairly large bar area in the middle. Our waitress gave us menus fairly quickly after we sat down and the daily specials were also read to us from her iPad. The restaurant is tastefully furnished with a large wall mural on one wall.

Unusual wall mural along one wall

The menu is extensive, and had quite a lot on it, including:

About 25 different pizzas
Various pasta
Lunch specials
Pizza rolls

The following are just an example of their pizza sandwiches that are available as a lunch special and most of these are around $12 to $18:

Panuozzo Vastese Ventricina salami, roast capsicum,
fiordilatte and rocket
Panuozzo Parma - Imported Italian prosciutto, rocket, cherry
tomato and fiordilatte
Panuozzo Bologna - Mortadella, provolone cheese, grilled
eggplant and rocket
Panuozzo Vegetariano - Grilled eggplant, zucchini, roast
capsicum, red onion and provolone cheese.
Panino Bistecca - Porterhouse steak, roast capsicum, onions,
mozzarella served with hand cut chips
Panino Cotoletta - Free Range chicken schnitzel, mozzarella,
gourmet lettuce served with hand cut chips.

Also as a lunch special they have:
Pasta of the Day
Chefs pasta of the day

They had a few unique things on the menu and Michael explained to us that they tried using their pizza dough instead of bread to create sandwiches, and customers liked it so much, that they now only use this type of flatbread instead of ordinary bread.

I found this a great idea as there is often a lot of bread on a sandwich, and with this idea, the "bread" is very thin and therefore there is not as much.

Both my friend and I chose the lunch specials as Italian restaurants usually serve up huge meals as mains, which neither of us wanted!

I ordered the Panino Cotoletta at $18.00 and this was a free range chicken schnitzel and mozzarella, served with hand cut chips, and was wrapped in their signature "bread" which was delicious!

Chicken in pizza bread

My friend chose the pasta of the day, also at $18 and this was tagliatelle with bacon, cream, tomato and peas and even though it was the lunch version, she could not eat it all as it was still quite a large serve.

Pasta of the day

Although I could not fit a dessert in, the desserts looked delicious, and on offer were such items as:

Vanilla gelato served with a double shot of espresso
Affogato with Frangelico
Tiramisu' della casa - freshly made with mascarpone, coffee
and amaretto.
Creme Brulee' - traditional homemade creme brulee'.
Vanilla and Chocolate gelato with chocolate sauce.
Ricotta Donuts served with vanilla gelato and chocolate sauce.
Sicilian Cannoli - freshly made traditional Sicilian cannoli filled
with ricotta cream and orange zest
Bombolone al Gelato - Italian Donut filled with Nutella and
vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce
Pizza Dolce - dessert pizza made with Nutella and mascarpone
Almond Biscotti

The meal was served very quickly and I can highly recommend this restaurant both for atmosphere and food.

Pappagallos is situated at 250 Oxford Street, Leedervile, on a corner and almost opposite the Re Store.

Reservation Enquiries: (11 am - 5 pm) phone 08 9444 0889
Take away: 08 9443 2107
Email at:

Their opening hours are:
Monday – Saturday
Lunch 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm - till late

You can book online, and more information can be seen at their
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Why? For an excellent Italian meal
When: Monday to Saturdays
Phone: 9443 2107
Where: 250 Oxford Street, Leederville
Cost: Varies
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