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.


At Mezzalira we serve simple, high quality seasonal Italian dishes using the best of local produce and re-interpreting the classic dishes of Italy, that we all know and love. From hand made pasta, wood fired dishes and our very own bread.


Boasting an extensive award winning wine list of Australia’s benchmark wines that then takes you on a  journey through Italy’s lesser known varietals with a few familiar touch points along the way.


To receive regular updates on exciting news, mouth-watering food, award-winning wines and events from Mezzalira and Italian and Sons.

* indicates required

Your data is safe with us. View our full privacy policy here.