Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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A Canberra favourite, Tosolini's has been satisfying hungry stomachs for the past 20 years from its position on leafy Baileys Corner. Everything about this restaurant is authentic Italian, from the Vespa parked next to the front door to Mama Tosolini herself. The matriarch of the family still makes many of the signature dishes and they're the fool-proof ones to order; think the spicy meatballs and spaghetti bolognese and later, the cannoli and tiramisu.

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Corner London Circuit and East Row
Canberra CBD ACT 2601


Canberra CBD



Italian, Pizzas

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Licensed & BYO (wine only)

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From the moment you step inside or relax in the leafy outdoor area, you're well aware that this is a successful family-run restaurant in the true Italian tradition. With Carlo Tosolini greeting every customer like an old friend, he can't help but put a smile on your face even before the garlic bread comes wafting around the corner. Despite its unfortunate proximity to the bus interchange, it's also right across the road from the Canberra Playhouse and is ideal for an informal pre-theatre meal. With a renowned tiramisu made by Mama Tosolini herself and fabulous cosmopolitans, you may never want to leave.

The menu specialises in the true Italian favourites like Roman-style pizza and bruschetta. With to-die-for home-made gnocchi, I feel sorry for followers of the Atkin's diet. Try the risotto di pollo with marinated chicken, mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes or the involtini di vitello, composed of slices of veal rolled with prosciutto, provolone and asparagus in a herb butter sauce with mashed potato. Tosolini's isn't breaking any rules or redefining Italian cuisine, but the traditional fare it offers at reasonable prices makes it well worth a visit. Don't forget to try the tiramisu!

Specials & Events

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Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Pre Theatre
This restaurant does not have any awards.


This restaurant has not being recommended yet.
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Rosina Lowry - 24/02/2015
We had attended this restaurant in the past and were a bit underwhelmed, however, we have attended twice in the last 2 months and our views have changed dramatically. The service was excellent and the food was as well. We recommend the Sardine bruschetta - absolutely divine. We would highly recommend that if you haven't tried this restaurant lately give it another go but remember to book,
Trish - 30/06/2012
We had a complete "Faulty Towers" night here minus the humour. Took 15 minutes to have our order taken despite trying very hard to get someone's attention. Finally we ordered with the manager but our order was not entered into their system. Reordered again. Then we were served an entree serving of our main before we had even received our bread entree. Turned out that this was for another patron at another table. Finally received our food only to be hit with a bill for 150ml glasses of wine and not the 75 or 95ml we ordered. This must be a Canberra thing! Having to choose the size of your glass for your wine. So we were charged about $46 for 2 glasses of an average Penfold's wine: to us these glasses were your standard servings of wine you would receive at any 'normal' restaurant around the country. To top the evening off we were told by the waitress that we had ordered the large glasses. Food average. Chances of going back - never!