Sogno Italian restaurant, Port Moresby
These days, there are several dining options in Port Moresby for lovers of Italian food, but Sogno Ristorante Italiano, nestled on the edge of the Harbourside development in town, aspires to be a class of its own. The restaurant offers a full menu for lunch and dinner, from antipasti to soups, pasta, pizza, salads, mains and desserts.
With the restaurant offering marvellous views of Port Moresby’s harbour, it’s no surprise that seafood plays a starring role on the menu.
The gamberi in padela (prawns in a light tomato sauce) and tonno alla vesuviana (sesame-encrusted tuna) are highlights on the starter menu, while the spaghetti di mare (seafood pasta) and ravioli all’aragosta (homemade ravioli filled with lobster meat in a cream sauce) are main dishes full of flavour. Local PNG produce is combined with some tasteful imports, such as New Zealand beef and Tasmanian salmon. There are several vegetarian options (such as the risotto al porcini), and a dessert menu featuring Italian classics such as pannacotta and tiramisu.
The deck at Sogno is also a great place to watch the sun go down (why not try their signature cocktail, the Sogno Sunset?) and is also available for functions.