We can’t guarantee that Melbourne restaurateur and TV personality Guy Grossi will be on deck when you dine at his first Western Australian opening but Grossi’s calling cards of precision-cooked Italian and polished service are much in evidence.
The star restaurant tenant of the city’s new Hibernian Place precinct, Garum is a celebration of modern and traditional Roman food, from the well-known (textbook carbonara, cacio e pepe and amatriciana pastas) to lesser-seen dishes from the Eternal City: think coda alla vaccinara, an oxtail braise, or globi, fried doughnuts made with ricotta.
Those flying solo should hit the bar, where a pared-down menu includes porchetta panino, Rome’s famous roast pork sandwich.
Open seven days for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Best for: Authentic Italian food
Stand-out dish: Coda alla vaccinara
Fab factor: The restaurant is located in the historic Hibernian Hall
Address: Hibernian Place, 480 Hay Street, Perth
Phone number: (08) 6559 1870