Adelaide, South Australia

Pranzo, nestled in the old financial sector near the former stock exchange building is one of the best lunch spots in the CBD. It consistently delivers quality Italian dishes, bistro style. The menu is divided into pizza, pasta and risotto, offerings from the grill and mains. There's a handful of dishes in each category, and that's part of what makes Pranzo so good; everything is pared back to simple elegance.
Opening Times

46 Exchange Place
Adelaide CBD
Tel: +61 8 8231 0661
Bistro, Italian
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Breakfast over cinnamon and raisin risotto, South Australian blue swimmer crab taglierini for a lunch date, or quick espresso-fuelled catch-ups - Pranzo hosts a professional, pleasurable visit, every time. Seek it out in Adelaide's historic (Stock) Exchange place, and make the delightful decision whether to be seen noshing al fresco under the chic, canvas awning,or enjoying yourself within the classic bistro dining space. The scene is set with simple dark wooden furniture, some very special artwork, and a large blackboard boasting some amazing drops and specials of the day.

Pranzo feels very European and Melbournians would feel right home. But it is ours. Well, Chef Haydn Fyfe's and Abdulla Daher's to be precise. Daher delivers a smart, smooth and swift dining experience (if the latter needs be). The Pranzo team understand city diners who appreciate a cultured, intelligent and tasteful meal, but do not wish to dilly-dally. Nine years worth of regular clientele are testimony to Pranzo being named as serving the Best CBD Lunch by the Adelaide Food Awards 2010.

Fyfe presents what he names "real food", using prime produce with its natural, earthy flavours accentuated. Dishes are divided into pasta, pizza, risotto and mains. But far from the norm are they. An entrée of truffled cauliflower croquette with jamon speaks volumes, as does the orecchiette with green beans, basil and new potatoes. A risotto of milk-fed Suffolk lamb with fennel and mint begs for a bottle from Pranzo's super spiffy wine list. Consider main plates of line-caught cuttlefish with citrus, radicchio and olive salad, or an MSA grade 400 gram rib-eye served with garlic mash and chimichurri sauce. Or perhaps it's "just" a pizza you're after? How about prawn, provolone and black truffle? Enough said.
Roz Taylor
This restaurant has not scheduled any events.
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
Outdoor Dining
Private Dining Room
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
This restaurant does not have any awards.
46 Exchange Place
Adelaide CBD SA 5000
Opposite the Science Exchange, and minutes walk from Rundle Mall.
There are no recommendations for this restaurant.
HAVE YOU DINED AT Pranzo?Write your review
Best Restaurants of Australia invites your comments on your dining experience.
You are welcome to share your views with our many readers under our conditions of use*.
(will be displayed on the site)
(will NOT be displayed on the site)
david - 27/04/2012
This area of the city is alive with eateries... Pranzo promises much. But a friday lunch was a disaster, menu items unavailable (can be excused), service attentive to the point of intrusion by a waiter who wanted to be our friend but failed to serve, wrong dishes served, cold food. The place was full so perhaps our experience was just unfortunate, but in a top venue you expect much much more.
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia © de Groots Media 1996 - 2016