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Flavors of the North: Best North Adelaide Restaurants

Hungry in North Adelaide? Don’t fret. 

Whether you’re craving Italian elegance at Cucina North Adelaide or yearning for the fiery flavors of Ruby Red Flamingo, we’ve got the deets about North Adelaide’s top restaurants. 

Loosen that belt, sharpen those forks, and get ready to dig into the delectable world of North Adelaide dining.

Marrakech Restaurant

Address: 91 O’Connell St, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 8361 9696

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Sun – 5 pm to 12 am


Marrakech Restaurant’s colorful traditional Moroccan furnishing and lightwork have a striking similarity with its authentic dishes: all are eclectic works of art.

One must-try meal is the sweet and savory afrah tagine. It has a delightful blend of cinnamon, honey, prunes, roasted almonds, and sesame seeds.

And when it’s time to satisfy your sweet tooth, there’s baghrir, Moroccan pancakes served with honey and cream. You can also opt for the creamy meslalla, a dessert featuring couscous with roasted almonds, cinnamon, sultana, and ice cream.

This restaurant offers catering services for private parties like weddings and birthdays. 

They’ll bring the resto’s quaint Moroccan aesthetics to your venue via tents, cushions, and carpets.

Da Vinci Ristorante

Da Vinci Ristorante

Address: 10 O’Connell St, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 7079 6801

Operating Hours: Daily – 7 am to 3 am


With snaps of romantic Italian cities as your backdrop, Da Vinci Ristorante sets the mood for a gastronomic journey that’ll take your palate to the Bel Paese. 

To begin your flavorful trip, dig into their herby, spicy, and savory pollo cacciatore. This is a plate of grilled chicken breast with roasted capsicum and light Napoli sauce. 

Their salad is an ideal choice if you prefer greens. This refreshing meal pops with the smoky, sweet, and tangy flavors of grilled halloumi cheese and cherry tomatoes.

You can order online if you can’t visit the restaurant.



Address: 21/23 O’Connell St, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 8267 5975

Operating Hours: Daily – 7:30 am to 10 pm


Mancini’s cooking philosophy highlights seasonal products and garden-fresh ingredients.

Our go-to meal here is the smoky, savory, and subtly earthy eye fillet steak. It has delicate shavings of parmesan cheese, alongside vibrant grilled asparagus and roasted potatoes.

But for those with a penchant for seafood, the salty, sour, and aromatic baked Atlantic salmon fillet takes center stage. It’s drizzled with a zesty lemon butter vinaigrette and topped with freshly picked tomatoes.

Order online to save time. 

Their venues are ideal for banquets and cocktail parties. 

Ruby Red Flamingo

Address: 142 Tynte St, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 8267 5769

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Tue – Closed
  • Wed to Thu – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Fri – 12 pm to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Sat – 5:30 pm to 10 pm
  • Sun – Closed


Ruby Red Flamingo’s dashing wood-themed and artwork-filled interior is as vibrant as the resto’s pasta and mains. 

For example, their mezze maniche is a whirlwind of creamy textures and umami flavors. The ring-shaped pasta comes with prawns, pancetta, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and a daring mix of saffron, turmeric, and chili. 

Now, for the main, we got the salsiccia, a meaty masterpiece. The centerpieces are the chargrilled pork and fennel sausages.

Book their private venues for banquets.

Surprise a special person with a Ruby Red Flamingo gift card.

The Flying Fig Deli

Address: 161 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 7226 1788

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Sat – 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Sun – 8 am to 3:30 pm


The Flying Fig Deli’s name, refreshing chic interior, and lush greenery outdoors should give you an idea about the plant-based chow they dish out.

Our team’s mornings shine brighter with their plate of house-made lox, generously smeared with guilt-free Neufchate. It’s also crowned with a mouthwatering medley of pickled red onions, briny capers, and fresh dill.

If you’re more of a brunch person, we suggest the falafel bowl. It’s a bowl of warm pita bread with shaved red cabbage, sweet potato, carrot, mint, and parsley. 

This breakfast and brunch spot can get busy, so arriving a bit early can help you secure a table without a long wait.

Cafe Palazzo 

Address: 180 O’Connell St, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 8239 1199

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon to Thu – 7 am to 10 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 7 am to 11 pm
  • Sun – 7 am to 10 pm


Cafe Palazzo’s magic is all about the mix of bold Aussie and Italian flavors. Take the Palazzo Beef, a grilled burger with slices of local tomato, lettuce, bacon, and zesty pickles

Now, if you’re in the mood for something a bit more schnitzelicious, they have the veal schnitzel waiting for you. It’s a homemade Panko-crumbed schnitzel with a zesty salad that adds a crisp contrast. 

But if offerings caught from the sea are what you’re after, go hard on their fritto misto. This dish includes three crispy crumbed prawns and beer-battered barramundi.

The chef at Palazzo Cafe is known for whipping up delightful daily specials. Don’t hesitate to inquire about these offerings.

Gin Long Canteen

Address: 42 O’Connell St, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 7120 2897

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 5:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Fri – 12 pm to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 10 pm
  • Sat – 5:30 pm to 10 pm


Are your taste buds ready for a flavorful reimagining of Asian classics in a geometry-themed space as stylish as the dishes? We always are, hence why we enjoy feasting on Gin Long Canteen’s cuisines. 

If you’re craving small bites, the prawn dumpling drizzled with a slightly spicy red curry is our first choice. 

Their vegan spring rolls are also worth your money. It has a symphony of earthy and creamy flavors starring tofu, broccoli, and coconut milk.

Gin Long Canteen provides catering services for special occasions, like birthdays and weddings. 

If unsure about the spice level, don’t hesitate to ask the staff. They can tailor the heat to your liking.

Lucky Lupitas

Address: 1/163 O’Connell St, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 8267 3082

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Fri – 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Sat – 12 pm to 2:30 pm, 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Sun – 12 pm to 2:30 pm, 5 pm to 9 pm


Lucky Lupitas’ desert colors and Mexican-inspired artwork will take you to the vibrant streets of Mexico. Their taco de pollo has the exact effect, with its tender fried chicken covered in the fiery duo of salsa and chipotle mayo. 

Another notable dish is the BBQ pork ribs, glazed with a savory and sweet sauce and paired with pico de gallo. Vegans will also have a blast with their eggplant fajitas, slices of grilled eggplant with bell peppers and onions. 

For your sweets, you can simply go with their homemade brownie with raspberry chocolate and mallows. Also, don’t forget the sweet and luscious authentic churros—a fitting finale for a Mexican feast.

Explore the range of salsas available. Ask the staff what they’re currently serving, as the salsa selection changes.

Saigon Gate North Adelaide

Saigon Gate North Adelaide

Address: 141 O’Connell St, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 7071 9282

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 11 am to 2:30 pm, 5 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 11 am to 2:30 pm, 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Sun – 11 am to 2:30 pm, 5 pm to 9:30 pm


With authentic Asian cooking transporting you straight to China’s food districts or Vietnam’s markets, Saigon Gate North Adelaide is a must-try for Asian food aficionados.

Start with their Chinese sweet and sour pork. It has succulent chunks of well-marinated meat, deep-fried to a golden crispness and then doused in a tangy sweet and sour sauce. 

For fans of Vietnamese cuisine, the Vietnamese curry chicken is the real deal. This dish brings together tender chicken simmered in a fragrant curry sauce and coconut milk.

You can message or inform the staff of your dietary requirements during the booking or ordering process. 

Red Ochre Barrel and Grill

Address: War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 8211 8555

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Wed – Closed
  • Thu to Sat – 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Sun – Closed


Everything is modern and unique at Red Ochre Barrel and Grill, from the glass-fronted minimalist dining hall to the exotic contemporary Australian cuisines. Their savory, salty, and minty fried crocodile with fish cakes exemplify this.  

The kangaroo filet is another must-taste dish. This native Australian meat is char-grilled and accompanied by the earthy charm of beetroot relish and the exotic tang of muntries (emu apples).

But for those who crave a familiar dish with a twist, there’s the grain-fed sirloin. This 300-gram slab of beef is partnered with roast shallots and onion purée.

Celebrate your wedding day in this restaurant’s romantic venue.

See their upcoming events and deals like food festivals and cocktail nights.

Book their Park View Room for private lunches or dinners.

Himalayan Kitchen

Address: 73 Melbourne St, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 8267 3037

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Sat – 5 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Sun – Closed


Himalayan Kitchen offers a Himalayan and Nepalese feast. Our favorite is the savory and aromatic oven-baked sekuwa, chicken marinated in a velvety blend of yogurt and garlic. 

To cap off your Himalayan and Nepalese flavor voyage, go with their Himalayan special ice cream. This traditional-style ice cream is a sweet fusion of flavors, with the lusciousness of mango and the creamy comfort of whole milk. 

Try their banquet menu if dining with a large group. 

Check the restaurant’s announcements for special offers, discounts, and promos. 

Tony Tomatoes

Address:155-157 O’Connell St, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Contact Details: (08) 8239 0080

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Tue – Closed
  • Wed to Thu – 5:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Sun – 5:30 pm to 9 pm 


Tony Tomatoes serves up bold and flavorful dishes. Take Mr. Pig, for instance, their meatiest pizza with pork and fennel sausage, topped with creamy pecorino and fior di latte. 

For the main act, there’s the briny, and smoky riso nero. The black rice adds intrigue, while the prawns, calamari, and chorizo add savory and sweet flavors. 

If you’re craving something sweet, have a go at their chocolate fondant with a gooey center of rich chocolate. This treat is perfectly balanced by the freshness of berries and the airy delight of whipped cream. 

If you have specific preferences or dietary requirements, don’t hesitate to ask for modifications.
Visit at around 7 to 9 pm if you want a more relaxing ambiance.
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