Mezzalira is one of Canberra's best kept secrets, an intimate space, with an extraordinary wine list, including many locally produced wines.
Located in the landmark 1920s Melbourne Building on leafy West Row, Mezzalira brings classic Italian charisma to the heart of Canberra’s CBD
Since 1996, Mezzalira has established itself as Canberra’s iconic Italian restaurant. It’s a space for all seasons and reasons, from casual catch-ups at the bar to the ‘cognoscenti’ business lunch crowd.
At night it is an elegant dining stage framed by the art deco architecture overlooking the city streets. The menu, like the space, suits any occasion, from aperitivi and snacks to premium wood-fired meats and seafood.
Dine in the historic surrounds of the Melbourne Building in this converted 1921 bank.
TripAdvisor Traveller RatingBased on 325 reviews
Mezzalira is a Canberra gem. The food, the wine list, and the service are usually excellent. On this occasion, however, the service was unacceptable for a restaurant of this calibre. We were...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“Mezzalira Magic! A must go to if in Canberra”
Staying in Canberra for Birthday weekend and walked into this restaurant at 6 pm hoping for a table. The manager was amazing and gave us a table with the proviso we would leave by 7.30. I ordered...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“Just above average. ”
Good location, nice ambience, good menu, good service. Heavily Italian-weighted wine list; Australian wine choices were limited and not particularly good in my opinion. Food was quite good...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
- Modern Italian
- Between $20 and $30
- Family Friendly
- Suitable for Functions
- Non Smoking
- Private Dining Area
- Fully licensed
- Over $40