A fire-licked menu offering more than just pizza will keep you at the shores of Cottesloe well into the evening, regardless of the surf.
On a large corner block opposite Cottesloe Beach sits Canteen Pizza, the younger brother of Il Lido. Follow the murmur of delight that flows from the sandy shores through to the spacious dining room where the wood-fired oven turns out pizza with beautifully blistered bases topped carefully with crowd favourites. Order the ’nduja and it’s finished with a ball of burrata; pick the funghi and a white base underscores a punchy topping.
Follow the murmur of delight that flows from the sandy shores through to the spacious dining room where the wood-fired oven turns out pizza with beautifully blistered bases.
The heat of the wood fire shines throughout the menu – accenting local seafood, elevating cracking centrepiece-worthy porchetta, charring roast vegetables. But a sharply seasoned beef tartare and a textural jumble of black lentils, corn and ricotta salata show it’s not all about the oven. Fun and variety abound, the likes of oysters and charcuterie allowing the menu to transition seamlessly between catering for the afternoon beachgoers through to neatly dressed locals looking for a comfortable evening meal. The menu is supported by a generous, forward-thinking wine list, with plenty on by the glass and carafe, while warm, friendly staff bring the relaxed, effortless tone of the beach into the dining room. Add takeaway pizza and porchetta, and no wonder Canteen feels like such a vital part of the community.