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Have you been a part of Adelaide’s iconic restaurant?

3 generations of restaurateurs! Read how it is now one of the oldest restaurants in Adelaide and is still owned and operated by the original proprietors, Andrea(Andy) and Natale(Chris).

This is no small achievement and the restaurant is busier than ever. With Andrea being crowned the world’s best pizza maker in New York and family tradition that dates back to 1968,  is it any wonder La Trattoria is such a success. Antonino Parisi, their father, operated Marcellinas and it was there that the boys learned how to make pizza. All other Italian cuisine was taught by who else but Mama!

With the growing success of their father’s restaurant, a sister restaurant was born.

In 1975 La Trattoria was established by Andrea and his brother, Natale Parisi. Many stories make up the history of this little piece of Italy, which is well known for its old school service from traditional Italian waiters.

This new restaurant, La Trattoria, would be a logical progression for the boys and their restaurant would reach high acclaim amongst the restaurant industry in a relatively short period of time. Its trademark is without a doubt its pizza menu.

As a well renown eating place today, La Trattoria is a meeting place for celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Hutchinson, Ayrton Senna, Eric Bana, Simply Red to name just a few, and boasts loyal customers such as AFL football teams, Jamie Durie, Australian sporting teams and many more. For all of these patrons I am sure they have eaten in some mighty fine establishments in their time, just as you have, yet the culinary delights and Andrea’s and Chris’s charisma entice their return every time.