Pellegrini’s Italian is located in Chatswood’s The Mix and it’s a restaurant in a nice open casual space where you can share a meal with friends and family indoors or out.
The menu is traditional Italian with a modern twist, with the likes of woodfired pizza, pasta, risotto and a range of entrees too. They use locally sourced produce and authentic Italian herbs, making it all fresh daily. There is a dessert or ‘dolce’ menu if you like to finish with a sweet or two. We also were really impressed with the drinks, especially their cocktail list.
We began with the homemade meatballs, made in a beautiful slow cooked Napoli sauce that we mopped up the remaining sauce with our garlic bread and homemade butter.
For the pasta, we were impressed with the Paccheri, essentially like thick penne pieces and it was flavoured with garlic, cherry tomatoes, prawns and zucchini. This was a nice light dish and we especially liked the pasta pieces.
They’d forgotten our pizza, so we ended up getting it takeaway, but glad we did, for it was super good. Their authentic woodfired pizza is topped with generous toppings and the zucchini flowers worked super well on this. We were lucky to score a free margherita pizza for our 1 year old as the chef had made a little extra.
They offer deals such as “all you can eat pizza” on Mondays, an $18 lunch special on Mon-Wed and happy hour cocktails until 6:30pm. How good is that!
We enjoyed our meal here, and appreciated the hospitality and squeezing us into a table when we hadn’t booked ahead. But, we recommend you do, because it was very busy.
The Mix, UG 04, 260 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067
Fri-Sun: 1pm – 9pm