For a dash of romance and a fine modern Italian feast, this popular cafe-restaurant perched on the sparkling River Torrens is an appropriate choice. Formerly Cafe Lago, the River Torrens Cafe offers much more than just sweeping water and city views; though the spread-out, three-tiered design does give every table a stunning sight. From the deck, you can hear the flowing man-made waterfall just outside and watch the ferries and boats float by.
If the aromas wafting in from the open kitchen aren't tempting enough, then a squiz at the menu will whet that appetite. Lovers of gnocchi, risotto and linguini have much to relish, as do steak, duck, chicken and prawn fiends, with highlights including the handmade veal tortellini, the herb-crusted kingfish, and the wood oven-baked swordfish. Make it a special occasion with the extensive list of local and international drops on offer.