If you’re a lover of pizza and pasta, then we know one Italian eatery that will knock your socks off. Nestled in Carseldine Central is where you’ll find Tantulli’s Italian, an authentic Italian restaurant owned and operated Rossano Tantulli, who comes from a long line of proud restaurateurs in Italy (Rossano’s father, Ulisse, is even the face of the Tantulli’s Italian logo!). Hungry diners can settle in a breezy Tuscan-inspired courtyard as they choose from a delicious selection of wood-fired pizza, pasta and mains. Kick off your feast with bruschetta made with fresh roma tomatoes, basil and diced red onions, orange-and-garlic-marinated olives served with ciabatta pizza and calzoni stuffed with mozzarella, ham, shallots and served with napoli sauce. Heartier meals that are sure to satisfy include the salt-and-pepper calamari served with rocket salad and pecorino cheese, linguine marinara made with calamari, prawns, scallops and mussels in a rich napoli sauce and the Diavola pizza – a New York-style concoction with a tomato-sauce base, topped with pepperoni and mozzarella and cooked to perfection in an authentic pizza oven. These salivation-inducing bites can be washed down with tasty drops from the restaurant’s large wine menu or treat yourself to an espresso martini. Psst … Tantulli’s Italian plans to expand its operations with Tantulli’s Cantina, which is set to open soon.