If you’ve been driving down Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley recently you may or may not have noticed Three Coins Italian Trattoria on the corner of Third Avenue.

We visited Three Coins the other week on what was probably their busiest day since opening, Father’s Day, and am delighted to report that whilst it’s a different restaurant with a different family behind the wood fired pizza oven and stoves, that it’s continuing the tradition set by previous owners Third Avenue Cafe & Pizzeria in delivering a great value casual family dining experience.

Three Coins is run by the Trequattrini family with members both in the kitchen and managing the front of house. Service is warm and friendly and the menu, with its pizza’s, pastas, selection of mains, sides and desserts reflects quintessential regional Italian cuisine – it’s fresh, familiar, and comforting.  There are no surprises, but we couldn’t find any shortfalls either.

Whilst we would have liked to have hopped into one of the generous and delicious looking antipasto platters to start, we decided to leave room for dessert and nibble on olives and foccacia instead. The foccacia got the big thumbs up from from my carbohydrate loving boys and the olives were served slightly warmed which is just how I like them.

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For mains the boys stuck with their usual, margarita pizza, and said it was just as good as before (which is quite a feat and means we can come back again – yay!) whilst the adults went with the fillet of beef tagliata special (me) and fettucini with the slow cooked lamb leg ragu (rest).

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My fillet was perfectly cooked for my taste (medium rare), sliced and topped with a salad of very fresh rocket, cherry tomatoes, shaved parmesan (I think) and a balsamic vinegrette –  the steak had been beautifully rested, was tender and full of flavour, the rocket was fresh, the cherry tomatoes tasted like tomatoes and the parmesan sharp. Yum.

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The rest of the adults at the table raved about the fettucini with it’s lamb ragu and would happily order it next time.

And whilst they’re not traditional Italian, the handout chips, which were actually more like fries, got the big thumbs up and were enjoyed by the big and small kids alike.

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For dessert we sampled all three offerings on the menu, the Baileys & chocolate tiramisu, the pannacotta and the white chocolate & strawberry millefoglie.  Traditional favourites that all hit the spot.

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Local Pizza lovers will be happy to hear that the Pizza’s can also be ordered to take-away as can the lasagne and eggplant parmigiana.

I’m thrilled that there’s another Italian restaurant on the Beaufort Street strip and that like it’s predecessor Three Coins continues to cater to family dining – whatever your size of family! Those who mourned the loss of Third Ave will hopefully be more than happy with its replacement and I hope their early success continues. Buon Appetito!

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