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Da Nunzio Caffè Bar and Ristorante

76 Phylis Ashton Circuit
Gungahlin ACT 2912
Tel : +61 2 6255 6003
Cuisine: Italian
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Price Range: $$$$

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With cuisine representative of what good Italian food should be, friendly staff and a welcoming ambience, Da Nunzio restaurant in Gungahlin is set for a bright future as more and more Canberrans discover it. Overlooking the Yerrabi pond, diners here can enjoy waterfront views while savouring hearty Italian fare that includes wood-fire pizzas, pastas and seafood in a contemporary, family-friendly atmosphere.

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Overlooking Yerrabi Pond in Gungahlin.

Da Nunzio Caffè Bar and Ristorante is one of those rare restaurants in town where the staff take extra interest in the diners, seeing them soon become regulars. Add to this the fact that the quality of food at Da Nunzio puts many of the town’s other Italian restaurants to shame, and it is an obvious pick for those in the area, and equally worth the trip for those who live further away.

Under the guidance of owner and chef Nunzio Raco, the team produces a varied and interesting menu. You cannot go wrong with the home-made pasta dishes such as ricotta cannelloni laced with basil leaves, or the tagliolini pasta with blue swimmer crab, chilli, garlic and olive oil. With its own woodfired pizza oven, the golden-crusted disks must be enjoyed with a great bottle of Italian wine, whether at the restaurant or at home. The Bocelli pizza presents tomato, char-grilled chicken, roasted pepperoni and mushrooms topped with pesto, olives and buffalo mozzarella. Veal scaloppini embodies robust Italian heart whilst the bistecca al forno is Raco’s Italian interpretation of ‘beef and reef’, and is a favourite with most of the regulars. The restaurant also offers a sizeable and tempting dessert menu, beautiful cakes, coffee and cold beverages, and is open for breakfast or all day on the weekends.

Da Nuzio Caffè Bar and Ristorante has passionate Italian charm that will have you returning like an old flame.

Elizabeth Hall
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We had to ask on several occasions where the kids measl were (an hour after ordering), and then again with our meals as they came out 30 mins apart. The rissotto was not cooked, one of the meals was cold and when we gave feedback that the food was not good considering it took far too long to come we were greeted with an owner that did not care nor was he willing to apologise for it. He was arrogant about it beacuse he assumed we don't know the difference between cooked and el dente. Conclusion we are not going back and would not  01/03/2013

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Daughter has taken me to Nunzios twice and both times the food and service have been nothing short of exceptional ! Am already looking forward to my next visit les than 24hours after last experience. Fantastic chef, great food - just wish my stomach was bigger !review  15/11/2012

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We went there for my birthday lunch today, this was our first time, and was definitly worth the drive to the otherside of town from our house. We ad two dishes from the specials board, deserts and coffee, and my little boy thoroughly enjoyed his kids portion of gnoochi. Our mains were beautiful and a good reminder that Italian isn't just about pizza and pasta, so was great to find an Italian restaurant that embraces all parts of Italian cookingreview  28/09/2012

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Have eaten here several times now and have always enjoyed the friendly staff, great atmosphere and tasty authentic Italian food. Sunday brunches in the sun overlooking Yerrabi Pond add to the atmosphere of this great local  07/09/2012

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evelyn myburgh:

Had a fantastic lunch at this restaurant with my husband and two children. The food was authentically Italian and beautifully presented. The owner and his staff couldn't have made us feel more welcome, they were all so friendly and professional. The location of this restaurant is by far the best in Gungahlin, with breathtaking views of Yerrabi Pond. It is a very family friendly restaurant, which even allows children to draw on their paper table covers, very original and quirky. We will definately return to his great  03/06/2012

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Disappointing meal here tonight. Once we were seated we were quickly forgotten about. Had to flag down waiter to ask for menus and again to order drinks. Once we ordered bread came out immediately however we then waited for our main meals for an hour and 10 mins. Once they arrived was disappointed, the potatoes served with my chicken dish were stone cold probably due to it sitting in the kitchen waiting for the rest of the food to be ready. Give this place a miss, the service was unattentive and food not worth the  30/03/2012

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With a great location and the opportunity to be a truly exceptional restaurant, I recently dined at Da Nunzio for the first time on a fairly busy Saturday night. It’s a long time since I have been so disappointed with both the service and food and this review is provided as constructive criticism only. One dish (an eggplant/pasta) was completely undercooked and another (lamb cutlets) was so overcooked that we thought they had been reheated. The pear and rocket side salad costing $14.50 appeared as though it had been prepared earlier in the day and was completely overpriced with no redeeming features. The service was non-existent and we had to go inside to find wait staff to serve us. I will try it again, but only because I truly want to believe that my experience was an anomaly!review  06/11/2011

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Wonderful food, atmosphere and service friendly. A winner!review  26/09/2011

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Went there for lunch and it was absolutely beautiful. Great location, excellent service and lovely fresh food. Will definitely be going back!review  22/09/2011

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Function for 50-100
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Families with children
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Suitable for Groups of 10
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