il Lido was one of the restaurants along the main Darwin Waterfront Plaza. We'd been walking the heritage trail just up the hill, and wanted a pit stop to rest, soak in the lively atmosphere of the waterfront.
Breezy and relaxed, the open-aired restaurant was cool and casual. Serving modern Australian fare, the main draws are the pizzas and drinks.
The Cheese Board (A$23) with swiss, cheddar, and blue dairy, was accompanied by a warm apple chutney, house made lavosh, prosiutto, fresh pear slivers and green apple slices. A scrumptious, well put together platter.
The Prosciutto Pizza (A$26) strewn with oodles of rocket and grated parmesan, was topped with an aioli that I thought was unnecessary. That said, the pizza was still delectable.
The Iced Coffees (A$2 each) were gratifyingly decadent sugar bombs, rich and frothy and creamy.
The terrace of the restaurant is best for people watching, so snag a seat outdoors if you can.
19 Kitchener Drive, Darwin Waterfront
Tel: +61 8 8941 0900
Open Mondays to Thursdays from 3pm to 10pm;
Fridays to Sundays from 12noon to 12midnight