Perth's Best Aperitivo, Garum, Perth

Perth’s Best Aperitivo Hours

byPerth Is OK Staff
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There’s nothing that merges Italian and Australian culture more neatly than aperitivo – and who wouldn’t be on board with a reasonably priced afternoon nibble and drink? Get a taste of Italy right here in WA, with some of Perth’s best aperitivo hours:

Spritz Spizzicheria

Is there any greater shrine to Perth’s favourite cocktail than the glowing, orange monument that is Spritz Spizzicheria? Their menu takes you from a long afternoon of cocktails and nibbles to more substantial pasta, pizza and mains – or take advantage of their aperitivo time: two hours of drinking and snacking specials (Italy’s best recent export?). We’re starting to think Mount Hawthorn is punching above its weight in culinary options.

148 Scarborough Beach Road, Mt Hawthorn


Canteen

Canteen promises pizza, wine and a real good time – and they certainly deliver. On our list of favourite pizzas in Perth, these guys have a view to match. Drop by between 3 and 6 any afternoon (that’s weekend OR weekday!) for their aperitivo specials, which includes $10 spritzes. If it’s a Monday night, you’ll also be able to enjoy their killer pizza and pinot deal. What could be better?

Perth's Best Aperitivo, Canteen Pizza, Cottesloe

110 Marine Parade, Cottesloe


Cecchi’s

As if you needed an excuse to wrap up work early – Cecchi’s irresistible courtyard and fresh Italian dishes have fast become a favourite amongst locals. Even more irresistible? Those aperitivo specials between 3 and 6, Thursday to Saturday – like $5 beers, $9 piccolo cocktails and some delectable snacks (think panzanelle, cured meets and cheese, and some classic pizzas). ​

Perth's Best Aperitivo, Cecchi's, Inglewood

965 Beaufort Street, Inglewood


Garum

An afternoon in Garum’s alfresco, amongst the heritage architecture and climbing vines – well, that’s nothing to sniff at. But add an aperitivo into the mix? We can hardly contain ourselves. Head to Hibernian Place between 4:30 and 6pm, Wednesday to Saturday for half price drinks and bar snacks – including arancini, deep-fried mozzarella, salumi and pasta. 

Perth's Best Aperitivo, Garum, Perth

Hibernian Place, 480 Hay Street, Perth


La Madonna Nera

What was that we were saying about Mount Hawthorn? Having the misfortune of opening just before COVID hasn’t slowed La Madonna Nera down one bit, offering one of the most delightfully intimate dining experiences Perth has to offer. If you’re a fan of carefully curated, Italian-sourced wines then you’ll find plenty of friends at La Madonna Nera, and they’ll be happy to take you for a journey all over the boot-shaped peninsula. If you’re there between 4 and 6 on Fridays and Saturdays, you’ll be able to enjoy some seriously good snacks and cocktails at seriously low prices – like the flavour bomb potato millefoglie with fonduta and cumquat for only six bucks.

Perth's Best Aperitivo, La Madonna Nera, Mount Hawthorn

1/155 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn


MRKT Space

MRKT Space are bringing easy, breezy market vibes to Leighton – and nothing’s easier or breezier than a relaxed aperitivo. Open from 7am til 7pm every day of the week, you can drop in for your morning coffee, then come back for a $10 spritz and complimentary nibbles on select evenings.

19 Freeman Loop, North Fremantle

Header image: Garum