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Griffith Italian Heritage Trail

05 – Belvedere Pizza and Gelati Restaurant

494 Banna Avenue, Griffith

The Belvedere was the first Italian eatery in Griffith and among the earliest pizzerias in Australia. Onorato (‘Cico’) Vico opened it in 1969, naming it after his father’s home town in the Veneto province of Treviso. This new ‘ethnic’ type of food was originally sold as ‘pizza pie’ to make it more acceptable to Australians. The pizzeria became a late night weekend haunt. It is now one of many Italian cafes and restaurants in Griffith.

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