Cuisine: A La Carte, Mediterranean, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #4 of 13 restaurants in Canberra

Ignite your taste buds with the flavours of the Mediterranean at Podilato!

Inspired and influenced by Greek, Spanish and Italian cuisines, Podilato uses local ingredients to create a delicious and varied menu. From traditional tapas to fresh pasta and antipasti, their award-winning chef ensures each plate is packed with flavour - leaving you to mop up every morsel with their freshly-baked bread!

Seafood-lovers will salivate at their selection of just-out-the-ocean dishes (try the grilled octopus), whilst their famous gluten-free pork and crackling will please any meat-eater. There are plenty of tasty vegetarian options too (two words: Manchego croquettes), and if you’ve still room for dessert, be sure to treat yourself with their lemon cheesecake and marinated strawberries!

A Mediterranean incarnation of Canberra’s much loved Italian restaurant, Bicicletta, diners at Podilato can expect the same exceptional quality of food and friendly service. Be sure to pop by and see what all the fuss is about, found on Northbound Avenue.

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Podilato
219 Northbourne Avenue Turner
Canberra 2612

Open Hours:
Breakfast: Mon-Fri 6:30am-10am // Sat - Sun 7am - 11am

Deli: Mon-Fri 6:30am-3:00pm

Tapas: Mon-Sat 3:00pm-10:00pm

Dinner: Mon-Sat 6:00pm-9:30pm

Phone: 02 6112 9200
Website: www.podilato.com.au

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Ranked: #4 of 13 restaurants in Canberra 4
Podilato
Location: Canberra CBD
Cuisine: A La Carte, Mediterranean, Share Plates
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Lovely food, especially the traditional Greek sweets. Portion sizes were tiny though.

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Enjoyable restaurant. Good food. Attentive staff mussels are superb. Will return again

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Kate Dean

Great food and lovely staff. Very relaxing and pleasant atmosphere.

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Kristy Mantle

Amazing. First time using First Table. Staff were wonderful and so accommodating. I am gluten intolerant and the other two people I was with arent. We did the spartan banquet (very yummy) and the chef went out of his way to change a couple of the meals just for me. Food was delicious. Definitely go back again. Restaurant has a great atmosphere too.

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Maria Corujo

Dinner at Podilato was a wonderful experience. The food was absolutely delicious, from preparation to presentation, very pleasing. The staff were very accomodating and helpful (all done with a smile). Loved it all and want to come back soon.

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The welcome was warm, the service staff attentive and the food delicious. We both enjoyed the crunch and flavour of the mushroom arincini. My semolina film was equally as delicious.

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Libby Eichler

Food was nice and the service was adequate.

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Sunitha Donohue

Food is lovely. Recommend tuna if you like raw fish. It’s very fresh and tasty.
The staff is friendly and the service is good in general.

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Peter Vels

Not the first time I'd been here so I knew it would be good. Had a large selection of smaller plates from the menu, and loved them all. Will definitely return.

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Ella Boyle

Delicious food and amazing service!

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Podilato is a cafe attached to the hotel with a simple but comfortable setting looking out to the main road. There was a limited but good range of food. Service was friendly & efficient.

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Henna Chhabra

I have dined at Podilato many times now and the food just keeps getting better and better. The beef cheeks are bite size goodness you cannot resist. And my personal favourite is still the gyros and the creme catalan. Definitely going back to have more soon.

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Ira Chaudhri

Dinner was great and the staff were exceptional too. They gave us great advice on the wines, let us try before choosing a bottle to buy and were happy to make minor adjustments to the menu to suit our group.

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Had a really good time at Podilato. We enjoyed the banquet that we went home with food babies!

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We had the Spartan Feast banquet and it was fantastic! Each serving was beautifully prepared and brought out at just the right time. We will be going there again!

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Great food and service. Surprisingly busy and popular for a restaurant in a hotel

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Kate Dean

Very friendly helpful service. Good quality tasty food with decent serves. We went away very satisfied.

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Enjoyed the Spartan Feast at Podilato. Delicious and very generous amount of food. Service was great- really attentive to our kids which is always nice.

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Staff were very friendly and the food was decent. Overall, great ambience and great service. Thanks!

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Lovely restaurant. Great seafood. Nice warm ambience. Will return

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William La

The Mediterranean food was generally tasty though most dishes could have done with a bit more seasoning.

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Natasha Sewastenko

Wonderful dining experience with informative waitress. Thankyou will return!

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Henna Chhabra

Great food and service with a smile. Will definitely return try more food items from the menu

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Wonderful experience at Podilato - the food was delicious, the service was friendly and prompt. We shared five plates from the menu and it is hard to pick the most delicious. I will be back.

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Megan Wilson

Service was amazing. Very difficult to find as the entry was not on northbourne but on the parallel street. Parking on the street or under mantra hotel.
We shared tapas. Nice flavours but skimpy on the meat portions which meant we left hungry.

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Excellent service. Loved all the food, apart from the beef cheeks which were a bit mushy for my liking. Bonus that they have happy hour drinks 5-7 on a Friday too!

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Jordon Lima

We enjoyed the degustation menu on Wednesday night and everything was excellent! Only disappointed by the fact that we were full before the chorizo came out. Had it the next day for lunch and it was still delicious!

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Ilise Girvan

Excellent service and very good food

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Jo Wood

Thank you for a wonderful dining experience we all loved the food and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Vanessa Clark

This was our first time at Podilato. We had a bit of trouble finding it at first - tip, head upstairs to Mantra reception and it's to the left. We had the banquet and it was delicious. I especially enjoyed the mezze platter we had to start. Overall, it was a generous amount of food for the two of us and was exciting to try a variety of dishes. The service was excellent as well, very friendly and helpful staff.

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Lovely experience. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. We will be back!

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Henna Chhabra

I like the look of the new menu as it has some great dishes on it. My favourite was the gin cured salmon. And the crème Catalan from the dessert section is so refreshing, perfect ending to the meal. I would love to go back and try more from the menu

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Great food and great service! Pricing was also very reasonable.

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Danielle Creek

We had a lovely night- the food was lovely and the service was friendly and very generous :)

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Booked this restaurant through first table. Lovely ambience. Service was good albeit a bit slow at times however they were relatively accommodating. We ordered the Spartan Feast which was ok but unfortunately given the variety on the rest of the menu this banquet needs to have a better representation of dishes. Multipe items were repeated and it was incredibly pita bread heavy. I would return but would not order the banquet again and would not be recommending this banquet. Would however recommend trying this place as the non bread items are pretty delicious!

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Helen Hesse-Patching

Great antipasto plate to start was a stand out the pita bread and feta they were super. We followed that with seafood pasta, calamari, pork belly and chicken wings (over 8 in the serve) everything was great. Then the mini donuts and cheesecake. Service was perfect, attentive, helpful but not in your face but never had to ask for anything. Who can ask for more!

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Henna Chhabra

Have dined here a few times and absolutely love the food. I like the small portion sizes. The mini gyros with lamb (pitas) is ny favourite dish on the menu. Definitely worth trying. The service is quick and super friendly. Nice, casual vibe. Great after a long day of work to chill.

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Alex Malano

Had the Spartan Feast.
Food overall was ok, nothing to write home about, but with the name of the banquet called "Spartan Feast", you would expect it to have at least 3 times more food then what was served. Seriously, my son could have eaten this banquet for 2.

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Penny Sullivan

What a fantastic little restaurant. Perfect for after-work dinner and drinks with the girls. The food was wonderful, the service attentive and friendly and the atmosphere relaxed and cosy. We had a great night out. I'd never have found this place if it wasn't for First Table. I'll definitely be back.

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Henna Chhabra

Absolutely loved the dishes we ordered. The lamb gyros (mini lamb wrap) with pulled lamb, onions
and sweet potato chips was delicious. The meat was tender and the flavours worked so well together. The octopus had fresh clean flavours and was cooked to perfection. The lamb koftas are so tender and the meat just melts in your mouth. Quick and friendly service too. Would definitely recommend people to try.

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Had a great dining experience at Podilato. Shared some tapas and a cheese plate and it was all very tasty. The cheese plate was so filling that two of us could not finish it. We would certainly dine here again. Great value.

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A buffet, cocktails and great service = a great night out! Whilst not strictly Italian fare, the combination of Pita and dips, pork belly, beetroot feta and walnuts, and lamb kofta balls left us incredibly satisfied. The early dining time meant it was a quiet and relaxed. We'll be back!

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Kate Pumpa

Having a 10 month old going out for dinner has been challenging. The 6pm sitting suited us perfectly hence we tried first table. We tried Podilato as we only lived a couple of blocks from this restaurant and it was great. I didn’t even know there was a restaurant in this hotel until I saw it on first table. The food was great, especially the saganaki ang gyros. The staff were really friendly. They had a high chair and were very accommodating with our baby. We will definitely go back again.

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Cassey Canlas

I will definitely come back!
They have fresh food, great taste, well lit area and excellent service.
Happy and more than satisfied with the experience. :)

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Crystal McLaughlin

Service was excellent. They were able to seat us early.
Food was quite nice, and the menu had a lot of variety of food. The food was well presented and tasty.
There was a nice light casual atmosphere to the place.
Would happily go to Podilato again.

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Emily Dryburgh

I had a fantastic experience at Podilato!
From the moment we walked in, the service was faultless. The staff were lovely.
The antipasto was perfect and their wine menu is comprehensive.
The tapas we ordered to share were full of flavour, refined, and great portions.
The Beetroot Carpaccio is definitely a winner, as are the Lara tax Bravas - absolutely delicious.
Dessert was just as flavoursome :)
To stay at a hotel with such a fantastic restaurant is an absolute winner. Not to mention getting the First Table. Fabulous!
I will definitely go back for dinner, a great restaurant for Canberra.
A+ :)

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We shared a spartan banquet, everything was superb

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Lisa Porgazian

We had a great experience at Podilato.
We had the mini gyros which were divine. Highly recommend getting those.
Pork belly which was a little dry.
Bowl of mussels which were really nice, only suggestion there would be to the chef, don't add any salt. They were a bit too salty. There is salt on the table if you need it.
We had a Greek red wine which again, was fantastic.
Service was really good.
The atmosphere is great and we will definitely be going back.

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Booking was quick and easy, the service was fantastic, and food was great.

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Lynette Obst

This place is interestingly set out upstairs of the Mantra hotel. Looks like a cafe or breakfast bar. If you call the hotel reception about parking, they will open the gate to allow you free underground parking.
The food was fantastic and the service was great as well. We loved the spartan feast! 100% recommend.

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