In Italy they take their food very seriously – so much so that the government bestows the Ospitalità Italiana quality seal on restaurants that offer an authentic hospitality experience abroad. Galileo is one of only 10 restaurants in Western Australia to have been bestowed this honour. The charming diner exudes the warmth and honesty of old-world hospitality.
Respecting tradition, the staff greets you in its Sunday best, donning collared shirts, ties and waistcoats. Owner/chef Vincenzo Soresi’s Sicilian heritage heavily influences the “peasant style” menu.
Seated around a wooden table, diners can enjoy plump veal meatballs smothered in creamy white sauce, inspired by his nonna. Or whole duck that’s been slowly cooked on a rotisserie, then crisped in a wood-fire oven – a dish so popular it needs to be ordered in advance. Everything from the pasta to the bread is made in-house.
The rustic fare is complemented by an extensive wine list with more than 400 bottles. With a long list of awards under its belt and a stamp of approval from the Italian government, Galileo has put tradition back on the menu.