Divine Dessert At Ristorante La Famiglia | Gourmand &Gourmet | Gourmand and Gourmet

Come to mamma - get your Italian dessert fix at Ristorante La Famiglia

As much as we love their pizza, pasta, and wine, we can’t thank the Italians enough for their desserts.

Thankfully, Woolloongabba’s Ristorante La Famiglia serves up the whole crema pasticcera-filled package, with a series of traditional Italian desserts to round off your Pugliese meal of pasta, porchetta, arancini, and antipasto (or hold your own divine dessert degustation).

Start your sweet journey with the panna cotta – a seductively wobbly number that’s worth a few visits to try the rotating flavours; our pick’s the espresso! Of course, it wouldn’t be an Italian dessert menu without tiramisu, and Ristorante La Famiglia’s iteration is an absolute classic dished up in a contemporary style that’ll have you saying tira-miss you on the regular once you’ve given it a try.

If sharing sweets is more your style (weird) get crunchy with the cannoli – four perfect round shells filled with orange crema pasticcera (that’s Italian pastry cream for the uninitiated). Another group-friendly option is the Italian bomboloni doughnuts rolled in sugar and orange zest and filled with chocolate crema pasticcera – doughnut underestimate how good they are and only order one serve, whatever you do.

If you’re indecisive (and you probably are with choices this strong), embark on the ultimate Italian holiday and grab a dessert tasting board with a selection of four desserts, or for a take-home delight, grab a slice of the torta di ricotta e lamponi (ricotta and raspberry cake).

For those who lean more towards a liquid dessert, explore Ristorante La Famiglia’s decadent selection of espresso martinis including a classic, Nutella (topped off with a Ferrero Rocher), or tiramisu martini with fresh cream and a savoiardi biscuit – salute to you!

Come for the pasta, stay for the sweets.

Words by Georgia Condon
- the gourmand who will take a tasting board for herself, please