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Published July 7th 2014
Large family restaurant with bar
Located on picturesque Church Street, Sicilian is a charming restaurant that serves authentic Italian cuisine. Church street, lined with cute boutique cafes and restaurants offering a lot of indoor and outdoor marquee style seating, oozes luxury and charm at an affordable price.
Parking is available nearby at Erby place car park for a reasonable price or if you're lucky, you may find street parking for free after 6 pm or the ticketed price during the day.
Sicilian offers a large dining area plus bar, which makes it unique and therefore is fantastic for a large group and those looking for dinner and drinks too, without having to find another pub or bar.
The seating arrangements are a combination of tables and couches (including outdoors) that are incredibly comfortable and cosy for those intimate meals. There are also portable mushroom heaters indoors and out for those cooler winter months.
Whilst the prices are on the expensive side, with an average price of $20- $25 per main dish, the meals are of a reasonable amount and quality. With an assortment of salads, pastas, wood fire pizzas, risotto, seafood, combos and of course desserts and alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, there are plenty of options to choose from even if you are vegetarian.
The pizza bases oozed wood fired flavours and the toppings were warm and flavoursome. However, we still felt hungry afterwards. The napolitana pasta was average with nothing too special about the flavours however the creamy pumpkin ravioli was delicious, even though I could not see any pumpkin on the dish at all, which was rather a surprise, and left us wondering whether we had ordered the right dish after all.
If you're looking for a large place to accommodate a big group that has a bar, then Sicilian is a good choice however I did find the dishes a bit pricy for the quantities that were provided.