Our nation's Italian game is strong, and could even make Nonna proud

It's hard to stumble across someone in Australia who isn't obsessed with Italian cuisine. And as a result of our love for the carby delight - we've birthed some impressive Italian restaurants around the country. In fact, they're so good; you almost feel as though you're back in the boot-shaped country from first bite. With a huge assortment of diverse variations, flavours and dishes that take inspirations from the north and all the way to the Sicilian colours of the south, you're absolutely spoiled for choice. So ditch the kale salad, crack open a Peroni, and indulge in one of these Italia hotspots across Australia: 

La dolce vita: the 12 best Italian restaurants in Australia