This iconic Italian restaurant cooks up a boozy Christmas Day and NYE banquet


If you’re yearning for an Italian summer vacation or just can’t say no to an authentic Italian feast, we’re sure you’ve heard of Criniti’s before. Otherwise, let us introduce you. Think the tastiest hand-stretched authentic Italian pizza you’ve ever had, then extend it up to two meters, and you have Criniti’s. The smell alone will transport you to the heart of Italy as you bask in all their pizza, pasta and antipasti glory. And for those who missed out on a summer in Italy this year, Criniti is hosting a series of Christmas and NYE banquets to make your summer Italian dreams come true.

Kicking off the Christmas holidays early, Criniti’s four-hour banquets run from December 24-26 (yes, including Christmas Day) and feature a four-course sharing menu alongside free sparkling Chandon for the table. Combining Criniti’s favorite dishes with dishes inspired by a modern Australian Christmas spread, you’ll find everything from popcorn shrimp with chili aioli to spaghetti marinara with mussels, squid, vongole and shrimp and fire-roasted pizzas. meter long wood on the menu. The four-course banquet will set you back just $ 89 per person and ends with your choice of tiramisu with mascarpone cream, espresso coffee, and chocolate or ricotta cheesecake. Did anyone say Christmas food coma? With three branches in Sydney — Darling Harbor, Castle Hill, and Wetherill Park — as well as one in Newcastle, you’ll want to book at the closest location.

If it’s impossible to undo your Christmas Day meal plans with your in-laws, don’t worry about missing out – Criniti’s is also having an all-Italian New Years party with a matching feast. Party late into the night like a true Italian with the five-course banquet which includes a range of dishes such as zucchini blossoms with goat cheese and mascarpone cream and Italian garlic prawns served in a hot pan of Napoli sauce. Oh, and make sure you leave room for the dessert plate with cannoli, tiramisu, and cheesecake, because who wants to choose just one.

The three-hour smooth drink package will allow the party to continue with wine, beer and Chandon Brut NV, as well as a glass of Chandon sparkling wine and free cello shots for the entire table upon arrival.

At $ 179 per person, the only downside to this deal is that the chances of waking up hangover free on New Years Day are very slim. Reserve your table here.

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