Italianate cool inside, garden party outside, it’s fun all round at this Highgate hotspot that’ll have you cheersing with a loud saluti!
Four years in, and Si Paradiso’s raucous combination of bar, restaurant, dance club, garden party and outdoor amphitheatre is still holding fast as one of the most giddily fun places to eat and drink in Perth. In warmer months, there’s barely anywhere better to grab a frothy, amaro- and fruit-based cocktail than the magical courtyard, and it’s hard to think of a better first date spot than the parquet-floored dining room – its globe lighting, terrazzo tabletops and pops of greenery make it look like a 1960s Italian speakeasy (if such a thing had existed).
In recent years, the food has become more of a focus, and there are some seriously good things coming out of the kitchen.
In recent years, the food has become more of a focus, and there are some seriously good things coming out of the kitchen. Snack on the lobster and prawn tramezzini, some of the most decadent finger sandwiches ever made (caviar is available as a topper for an extra charge), or on a bright, crisp cuttlefish tostada with smoked corn and pico de gallo. Creative pastas, hulking steaks and whole grilled fish are all available, but the place made its reputation with its Naples-style pizza, which is still some of the best around. However you decide to put this adaptable venue to use, you can be sure the results will be fun.