Located at Mindil Beach Casino Resort, il Piatto serves up authentic Italian flavours and inspired new classics in a beautifully relaxed yet refined setting overlooking the Arafura Sea. Dine al fresco on the deck or enjoy watching the chefs at work in the open kitchen featuring an impressive fire pizza oven.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy a casual dinner with family or celebrating a special occasion, il Piatto is one of Darwin's most popular Italian Restaurants. Share in the experience of great food, Italian wine and good times!
2019 NT Gold Plate Award Winner - Best Specialty Cuisine
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Thank for the young man who looked after us on the night. He did his job well and attended to our needs. Food was delicious.
An excellent destination for a birthday. Loked after well and menu good.
Nice food but dont think casino should have made us come in the back way
Great service and food waterfront dining at its best
We were very happy with the new menu, the portion sizes and the service on the night. We had a very enjoyable evening and will be returning to taste the new menu.
They obciously have a set standard
Other resturants in darwin could learn a lot from these people
The best restaurant in town. It’s my number one lunch choice. Great menu, great location and the view; the staff are polite and very helpful. Had an eye fillet steak 🥩 it was great. Was also very happy to find soup on the menu: some of us just can’t live without it. The dark chocolate pie was fabulous - will have it again.
The staff were very attentive to our tables. They were also friendly
The venue is delightful. We had a drink on the veranda catching the sea breeze in the sunset then had dinner in the air conditioning. The food was delicious the prices good and the service excellent. Thank you for a great evening!
I loved all the food and found the staff to be spot on.
The views are exceptional and we will be back for sure!
The food was delicious although I would be happy to see more vegetarian options and a wider variety of wine by the glass.
Fantastic service, view and food. The staff were very attentive, the food was fantastic and reasonably priced for the quality and the view is priceless. Definitely recommend
ilpiatto has the best wood fire pizza in town,
I love ilpiatto !!!
Pretentious fine dining restaurant in Darwin.
Fake Italian cuisine. You are better off going to some Italian restaurants in Darwin CBD.
If you are after a sophisticated dining experience, this is not the place for you unfortunately.
The view is a unique selling point but we would rather have good food and service and find this view anywhere else in Darwin (Cullen Bay, Nightcliff, Esplanade, MIndil Beach) no need to pay in an expensive trying-to-be fancy restaurant..
We had been to the restaurant a few times in the past and really enjoyed it. However, the last time we were there, shortly after the COVID restrictions were eased, the food and service were terrible. We decided to give it another go and we were very glad we did because the food and service were excellent.
we go to il Piatto often and as always amazing food and service.
Best restaurant in darwin
Completely non clostraphobic and comfortable
Exceptional customer service. Food was really good
Fantastic food and wonderful service. Always a pleasure
It was a very exciting and eventful night but overall the restaurant was amazing and so was the food. The atmosphere throughout the night was fantastic and I would definitely recommend il Piatto to my friends.
However the only issue was not being able to do a split bill at the end of the night that was a bit stressful having to hunt everyone down to have them pay for the meal. I think it would be extremely beneficial if you guys were open to split payments as well as on the reservations giving guests the option to choose were they want to sit.
Apart from that the night was unforgettable and I will definitely be back for more.
We sampled 2 appetisers and they were rather ordinary, we also had 4 different mains. Out of the mains the steak was disappointing, my husband said it was probably the worst steak he's ever had, I tried and and I agreed with him. We wanted desert but the options were very limited so skipped it. The restaurant ambiance and service was impressive but the food overall was just ok.
My mum is from Brisbane and I wanted to take her somewhere nice and this particular restaurant was amazing. Lovely food, beautiful view and overall great experience with polite and happy service. Will definitely be back.
Nice attmosphere, amazing service, good food! Would recommend going here for dinner.
My husband felt that his main was not filling enough but the good was absolutely delicious. We really enjoyed our anniversary meal.
Crisp, if not a little fussy, service could not disguise the fact that the food was really ordinary. Scotch fillet with a whole, large mushroom and potatoes with some gravy stuff was under-seasoned and the potatoes were undercooked. The risotto was like a soup - you could not eat it with a fork, the gnocchi was also very liquidy with very little flavour. When posed with this, the wait staff didn't seem to know what to do other than apologise.
The place claims to have Italian roots but no Parmesan offered.
The Casino itself looks down at the heel. The gardens were a mess. We should have taken this as an omen and gone elsewhere.
The vista is beautiful, the room cool, the food if fine if not bland.
It would be nice to have options in portion sizes for main meals. I ordered a pasta dish and would have liked to have a bigger sized meal. The dessert was very nice and appropriate sizing.
my partners lamb was delicious and tender, my steak was sinuey and had to pull it apart to eat the tender bits,
wine was lovely and cold but the beers were warm
staff were lovely.
Good Food, great service, good atmosphere if a little on the loud side and just an all round great experience
Lovely atmosphere until a large group came in and were noisy. The restaurant has lots of hard surfaces, not allowing for noise reduction. Food was lovely, although found over seasoned with salt. Service friendly and helpful. We did miss the other Maitre d from times we have been previously.
Great food and great service. No waiting. Very relaxing.
I am gluten, lactose, eggs and cashew intolerant. They were able to easily accommodate my needs and prepare a delicious meal.
Lovely Italian food good prices now. A must go place
The staff were fantastic and the food was amazing too! We had an outstanding time enjoying everything I’ll Piatto had to offer.
The view was incredible too.
We will visit again!
Wow! This was a special treat for us and it was amazing! Staff very friendly and attentive and the food was spectacular.
Great view, nice food.............................
Absolutely beautiful location looking out over the Casino gardens and Arafura Sea. Attentive, efficient, friendly wait staff, magnificent food and wine. A truly enjoyable and special dining experience.
We eat at I'llpiato almost weekly. The service is excellent and staff very friendly.
Food was excellent shame we could not sit outside they tried to put us on table next to the toilet door we wine had gone up in price since we were last there best pizza in Darwin unfortunately the pizza oven had packed up so pizza was not available overall you can’t beat the place
great location excellent service food is consistent and good
il Piatto is rated 4.5 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.