Recent Posts & Events

This is how three famous Italian chefs feast at Easter

14 April 17

Francesco Petrillo, head chef at Italian & Sons, Canberra

Raised in San Giovanni a Piro, a small town in Campania, one and a half hours from Naples, Francesco Petrillo was surrounded by Neapolitan cuisine...


Winner – Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards 2016 (2 Glasses)

26 July 16

This is an impressive Italian list, showcasing the wines of the country and complementing the restaurant’s cuisine. There is a smattering of wines from elsewhere as well as a focus on Canberra finest winery, Clonakilla. The list by the glass (150ml) also offers caraffe (500ml). It is a thoughtfully curated Italian listing.

Source: Gourmet Traveller WINE


31 March 16

Certified organic Pillar Rock Suckling Pig & apples from our very own plot.

Organic & bio-dynamic wine matching available.

Reservations – 6162 4888



3 March 16

Locally grown organic zucchini & zucchini flowers from our very own plot.

Organic & bio-dynamic wine matching available.

Reservations – 6162 4888


Pasquale Trimboli, of Italian and Sons, Canberra, on pizza, coffee and pasta

23 February 16

Pasquale Trimboli, restaurateur, Italian & Sons, Bacaro, Canberra.

Best recent dining experience: Saint Crispin, Collingwood in Melbourne. The food was outstanding ...



4 February 16

Locally grown figs from our very own plot, matched to organic and bio-dynamic wines from Italy.

Reservations – 6162 4888


Sagra Dinner at Bacaro

26 October 15

Sagra Dinner at Bacaro with Giorgio de Maria hosting the wines, previously from 121 BC Sydney.


23 September 15


4.30 to 6.30pm

An afternoon of antipasti, cicchetti and cocktails in collaboration with Campari, Cinzano and Aperol.

Bookings only. Limited numbers.

Delicious Magazine September 2015

1 September 15

The latest from the up-and-coming Delicious magazine (the Italian issue), September 2015.

The Truffle Festival

11 June 15

New season truffles are here, and we are about to have some fun with our new winter menu. Starting now.

New Italian wine bar opens in Canberra

20 April 15

Canberra trattoria, Italian & Sons, has expanded its offering, opening an intimate, 50-seat wine bar.

Italian & Sons – Bacaro opens on 20 April, owned and operated by The Trimboli Group. The intimate, 50-seat wine bar is tucked at the back of Italian & Sons, on Lonsdale Street in Canberra’s dining hub, Braddon.


'...the ease with which the menu is executed means after ordering, you can
kick back and properly relax while the snappy staff take care of the rest...'

~Sydney Morning Herald 2017 Good Food Guide

'The museum-heavy Australian capital was once considered dull,
but recent openings including the on-trend eatery Italian & Sons
have caught the attention of sophisticated travelers'

~International Travel and Leisure Magazine

'...everything is easy across the board here at this low-fidelity,
yet highly tuned Italian restaurant and bar...'

~Sydney Morning Herald 2017 Good Food Guide

'probably the coolest space in Canberra...'

~Qantas Magazine

'Italian and Sons is one of the country's coolest trattorias...'

~Delicious Magazine

'Bacaro, the only bar to have a drink at in Canberra,
...also owned by Italian and Sons...'

~International Traveller Magazine, October 2015, Insider's tips, 100 Most Incredible Cities in the World

'enough charm to become Canberra's most kick-ass Italian place to eat...'

~SMH Good Living

'What makes the place stand out is a commitment to good produce and wonderful service'

~The Weekend Australian Magazine, The hot 50

'Even non-Canberrans consider this one of Australia's best trattorias...'

~Men's Style Magazine

'This slick and bustling trattoria introduced Canberra to
smart dining without the frills and locals keep lining up for more...'

~Qantas Magazine 2016