Cucina Italiano: 2017’s biggest food trend? Yes, but also no. While Italian restaurants constitute many of the year’s biggest openings, the country’s eating and drinking traditions have long shaped WA’s food scene. This is a good thing. Get your fix of la dolce vita (the sweet life) at the following addresses. Some are fresh-faced new players. Others are much-loved veterans. All proudly fly the red, green and white.

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