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enriched with history

One of the best Italian Restaurants in Canberra with a rich history


Established in 1975 under the title ‘Santa Lucia’ we have proudly kept our traditions alive, the restaurant has been passed down through three generations of Catanzariti’s keeping our culture and values at the heart of everything that we do. This is why Salotto remains one of the best Italian restaurants in Canberra, by upholding the traditional elements of ‘Santa Lucia’ and infusing a modern twist, we can ensure that you have the ultimate traditional Italian experience just like we do at home.

Our recipes have been going strong for 47 years, the key to this is our ingredients. We source the best produce from Australia and Italy, as we believe that Italian food is all about the ingredients and the passion of cooking, while keeping it simple, fresh and not fancy or fussy.


Why we remain one of the best Italian restaurants in Canberra


At Salotto we value the memories we make with family and friends, we strive to create an atmosphere with impeccable service and hospitality, we do this with ease, as it is exactly how we would spoil our family and friends when they come to our house for a traditional big Italian feast.

Salotto is and always will be your home away from home, we are your big extended Italian family, Nonna is hell bent on filling your plate up with her hearty home cooked meals so you don’t go hungry, and your famiglia are here to make sure you are pairing the perfect wine from our bar.  And this is why we believe we are one of the best Italian restaurants in Canberra.