Craving for some of the best authentic Italian pizzas and pasta? Try some of Cirelli & Co’s Best selling Homemade Dinners that will sure to satisfy your appetite and will leave you wanting more.
Margherita is a Neopolitan pizza made with tomatoes, sliced mozzarella, fresh basil, and extra-virgin oil. It is named after Queen Margherita of Italy in the late 1800s, and its colors are made to emulate the colors of the Italian flag.
Many people think this pizza is somewhat similar to a classic cheese pizza. However, a genuine Margherita has a tomato sauce as the base, with mozzarella cheese laid on top and sprinkled fresh basil.
The name of this pizza translates to “capricious” in Italian, which describes the pizza well, considering its toppings vary from one region to another. It is a classic Italian pizza found in almost every pizzeria. Its staple ingredients are tomatoes, mozzarella, mushrooms, artichokes, and prosciutto cotto (Italian cooked ham). Like the Margherita pizza, its toppings are scattered randomly on top.
Boscaiola pizza is another traditional Italian pizza with subtle herby flavour and crispy crust. Although there is no uniformity in ingredients and recipes that make up the sauce and pizza toppings, it is usually topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, porcini, truffle cream, and sliced Italian sausage. It can also be prepared without tomatoes but enriched with a drizzle of olive oil or fresh parsley.
Hot salami, spicy chili peppers, black olives, and a Margherita pizza base, Diviola is sure to leave a strong and delightful taste. Though it has fairly limited ingredients found in traditional pizzas, its flavour is anything but basic. Diviola in Italian means “deviled,” and for this pizza, deviled means “spicy.”
In Italian, Gamberi means “prawns,” which is the name of Cirelli & Co.’s most popular pizzas! Imagine biting into a pizza loaded with mozzarella and topped with marinated prawns, cherry tomatoes, and a flavourful zucchini cream. It truly is a mouth-watering pizza that will leave you wanting more.
What pizzeria does not have the classic Hawaiian pizza? This ever-popular pizza is composed of pizza sauce, mozzarella, tomatoes, cooked ham, and pineapple. A combination that children love!
Herbs Pizza – Focaccia
Compared to Neopolitan pizzas with a thin and chewy crust, this pizza is built on focaccia bread which is massively thick and pillowy on the inside but crunchy on the outside, making a fresh and delicious dough.
La Lurida pizza is one of Cirelli and Co.’s best-tasting classic Italian pizzas topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, hot salami, pancetta, ham, and parmesan cheese.
The Contadina pizza combines mozzarella, zucchini, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, and olives. This pizza is a family favourite and is a great snack for any occasion.
The Campagnola pizza serves a taste of rustic Italian cuisine with its simple ingredients such as mozzarella, tomatoes, pumpkin, capsicum, and zucchini.
This pizza is great for dessert with its soft pillowy dough slattered with Nutella and topped with strawberries. It is the kind of pizza that kids dream about and is perfect for people with sweet tooth.
Cirelli and Co.’s Sofia pizza is made with a crust loaded with mozzarella topped with cherry tomatoes, basil, and a sweet and soft Fior di Latte.
Panna & Speck
Did you know that Panna means “cream” in Italian? For this pizza, Panna is perfectly combined with speck, a lightly smoked cured; ham served sliced paper-thin and topped with mortadella and black pepper.
This type of pizza combines salty thin-sliced prosciutto, mozzarella with fresh and creamy burrata at the center. The leafy greens in the salad rocket provide a savoury flavour that goes well with the lightness of the pie.
The Estiva pizza is one of the most iconic pizzas in Italy. It is also called the “summer pizza,” as Estiva translates to “summer” in Italy. The dough in this pizza is pillowy topped with mozzarella, zucchini pesto, grilled zucchini, speck, and cherry tomatoes that add freshness to the pizza.
Tagliatelle Carbonara is a simple dish that is naturally delicious in flavour. Ribbons of home-made Tagliatelle with pancetta pasta coated in bacon, eggs, black pepper, and parmesan cheese make an appetizing dish perfect for everyone.
Every bite is sure to be a delight with Cirelli and Co’s handmade Gnocchi mixed with delicious and flavourful meaty Bolognese sauce. Gnocchi is pillowy pasta dumplings usually made with potato dough.
The home-made pappardelle pasta is mixed with Napoli sauce – a basic Italian tomato-based sauce, with pork and beef meatballs and topped with parmesan cheese.
Cirelli Antipasto Platter
A customary Italian meal starts with something to nibble on, also called antipasto, which means “starter” or “appetizer.” Cirelli and Co’s Antipasto Platter is a delicious combination of premium Italian cured meats, cheese, pickles, usually served with good wine.
Also called Pappardelle ala Norma, this pasta is covered with rich Napoli sauce with fried eggplant topped with Ricotta salad.
It is another favorite crowd dish with Cirelli and Co’s handmade Gnocchi tossed in rich Napoli sauce.
Tagliatelle King Prawns & Almonds
A classic Sicilian pasta dish perfect for any night of the week. This dish combines home-made Tagliatelle with King prawns, zucchini, and almond and delicious bisque sauce.
Cirelli and Co’s Italian meatballs are pan-fried and cooked in rich Napoli sauce, served with basil. This dish is sure to deliver a plate of Italian comfort.
Vegana is perfect for vegans out there. This dish is made with vegan cheese, spinach, broccoli, and sundried tomato pesto.
This dish is similar to a vegetarian lasagna but made with thin slices of eggplant instead of pasta. The layers of eggplant and cheese are mixed in a rich tomato sauce.
Tagliatelle Guanciale, Carciofi & Pecorino
It is a must-try dish that gives Mediterranean excellence. It combines guanciale, artichokes, leek, pecorino cheese, and the especially delicious home-made Tagliatelle.
Tagliatelle Broccoli, Mandorle & Pecorino
This pasta is another healthy dish composed of Cirelli and Co.’s home-made Tagliatelle with broccoli pesto, pecorino cheese, almond, and chili breadcrumbs.
Gnocchi with Rocket Pesto & Calamari
It is a dish composed of home-made gnocchi mixed with rocket pesto, peanut, garlic, calamari, and extra olive virgin oil.
Tagliere means “chopping board” in Italian. Cirelli and Co’s Vegan Tagliere comprises eggplant parmigiana, tempura veggies, sundried tomato, olives, and pickles, all served on a circular board platter similar to a Tagliere.
Fritturina di Calamari & Verdure
This dish offers the best of land and sea as it is a combination of tasty veggies such as zucchini, carrot, and pumpkin) and pan-fried calamari.
Mushroom & Truffle Quiche
The pleasing taste of Mushroom and Truffle Quiche further enriched with potato and leek cream is perfect for a delightful meal.
Insalata di Polpo & Patate
This type of dish is perfect for summer as it enhances the Mediterranean flavors. Tender cubes of octopus salad with potatoes, cherry tomato, olives, fragrant and fresh parsley, lemon, and shaved parmesan cheese is truly a combination of richness and nutritiousness.
Vegan Gnocchi di Patata Viola
This is a popular variant of vegan dish made with home-made vegan purple potato Gnocchi, with pumpkin and potato cream, spinach, and pine-nut.
Where to try Italian pasta dishes?
Cirelli & Co is an intimate Italian restaurant serving up authentic Italian food and fresh homemade pasta in the heart of Brunswick. We will serve you pasta, pizza, and antipasti made from the freshest and finest quality of ingredients.
You can dine at our restaurant, order for takeaway, or opt to have your food delivered to your home. You may contact us at (03) 9386 8084 or through our contact page for more information about our restaurant and bakery.