If you’re looking a place where all your Italian food desires can be met then look no further than Crinitis. This Italian restaurant has one of the biggest menus I’ve ever seen which means you could easily come back time and time to have something totally different.

There are two outposts of Crinitis, Carlton and Southbank. We visited the Southbank restaurant which has lovely views of the city and the Yarra. Brightly lit, the restaurant is a haven for diners seeking delicious Italian fare or a casual coffee or drink. Suitable for large and small groups, the restaurant is an ode to all things Italian. From nods to Ferrari to bottles of chianti, the restaurant has a lovely feel that makes dining enjoyable.
The menu features a lot of your old school Italian favourites like Arancini balls and meatballs for entree which are delectable but it’s the mains where it gets super interesting.
The mains include over 40+ pizzas (tomato based and white based) and over 30 pastas to choose from as well as risottos and protein based mains.  The challenge with the menu, especially if you’re like me being an eyes bigger than stomach person, is whittling down your choice to a select few dishes.  If you’re heading here with a group of people I would suggest ordering a range of different dishes so you can share and get a taste of everything! Serving sizes are quite generous which is great because it means that everyone can taste a bit of everything.
Pizza had the perfect base, not too doughy and crisp, and a good amount of topping – an important ratio when it comes to a good pizza.
Pasta was cooked perfectly and the generous servings of the Seafood linguine and Puttanesca rigatoni took us to Italy.
If you’re a sweet tooth, definitely make room for the Nutella pizza, a delectable and delicious combination of pizza dough, nutella and ice cream, or the Loaded cookie bake, a peanut and choc chip cookie served with fudge sauce, hazelnut gelato and a chocolate shake. The perfect way to finish your meal!
Visit Crinitis at Southbank or Carlton. For more information and bookings visit www.crinitis.com.au

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Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: kath@couturing.com Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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