An Immersive Riverside Experience Bringing the Joy of Italy to Perth.

Authentic Italian Dining with Unmatched Views of the Swan River

Gioia is located in the heart of Claisebrook Cove, East Perth. Sitting on the banks of the Swan River, with unparalleled views of the water, and a short walk to Matagarup Bridge and Optus Stadium.

Dining on the terrace, overlooking the river, you will experience the joy and relaxed holiday vibes of the Mediterranean, encouraging you and your guests to take your time and savour every moment.

Our food is a fusion of traditional Italian flavours and modern-style cooking. Owned and run by local Italian and experienced restaurateur, Andrea, our menu is inspired by our own Italian family recipes, and an appreciation for food that is ingrained in Italian culture.

Our menu rotates seasonally, utilising the freshest, locally sourced produce. This is complemented by a wine list that is perfectly suited to our food, showcasing both local wineries and some international favourites.

Gioia is the perfect place to impress family, loved ones or clients with quality, authentic Italian food, exceptional service, and the best river views in Perth.

Gioia translates to ‘joy’ in Italian, and from our friendly team to the carefully curated menu, that is the atmosphere we hope to inspire when you visit us.



“In Italy, food is a celebration. It brings family and friends together to share laughs and create memories. What better place to share the joy and enjoy beautiful, authentic Italian food, than here in East Perth, with the sparkling water views watching dolphins play.”

Andrea De Luca, Owner, Gioia on the River

Winner of the 2021 Gold Plate Awards for Mediterranean Dining.

In November 2021 we proudly took home the Catering Institute Gold Plate Awards for Mediterranean Dining!

Gold Plat Award in the Casual Dining category.

In 2022, we won the gold plate award in the Casual dining category.

Gioia On The River wins the WA Gold Plate Award for Licensed Casual Dining - Metro.

In October 2023, we we're very excited to win the WA Gold Plate Awards for Licensed Casual Dining - Metro - our 3rd Golf Plate in a row!

Christmas Hours

Date Hours
24th December (Christmas Eve)Dinner Only (5 pm - late)
25th December (Christmas Day)Lunch Only (12 pm - 3 pm)
26th December (Boxing Day)CLOSED
31st December (New Year's Eve)Dinner Only (5 pm - late)
1st January (New Year's Day)CLOSED
2nd JanuaryCLOSED
3rd JanuaryCLOSED
4th JanuaryCLOSED

Make a Reservation

Gioia provides something for everyone with a menu that caters perfectly for small or large group bookings.

Bookings Essential

Upcoming Events

Gioia on the River christmas lunch 2023.

Christmas Day (25th Dec) Set Menu

Only available on Christmas Day.

Celebrate Christmas Day in sublime style at Gioia On The River, perfectly situated along Perth's beautiful Swan River. We'll take care of the culinary delights and holiday trimmings, leaving you free to simply revel in the joy of the season with your loved ones.

Download the set Christmas menu below.

Adults: $190pp
Children U18: $120pp
Children U10: $70pp


Bottomless Aperitivo

Join us for our infamous Bottomless Aperitivo. This was initially done sporadically throughout the year, however, we have now decided to award our loyal customers with this offer weekly.

It's a nod to the famous Italian tradition of friends meeting for aperitivo hour before their family dinners.

$75pp gets you 2 hours of unlimited aperitivo – this includes Italian antipasto style share snacks and glasses of Prosecco, House White & Red wine, and Tap Beers.

We can also work something out for the designated driver on the day. Please book online.

Available Friday 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm for a two hour time slot.


Large Group, Corporate & Special Events

Planning a lunch in East Perth for a large group, special occassion or corporate function?

Gioia on the River can provide an indulgent set menu to suit your guests dietary requirements. Paired with our friendly and professional service, your guests are sure to enjoy their visit.

Choose your own entree main and dessert.

Cost: $80pp

By reservation only. Minimum 10 people.

Based on 548 reviews
Nici Carr
Nici Carr
Absolutely gem of a place. I found them on the internet, the food was amazing service was fantastic loved it. Highly recommend, very authentic Italian.
Trudy Moreno
Trudy Moreno
My favourite Italian restaurant location is amazing, decore great, food fabulous great selection of wines 🍷 consistent performer.
Randall Bryan
Randall Bryan
Excellent food great wine ,terrific host 😋 Will be back .....
hong leena
hong leena
great service,great food,great view!
Margaret Burdon
Margaret Burdon
We just celebrated a friend’s 50th Wedding Anniversary, food amazing, staff more amazing thank you for a wonderful experience, offered free parking and a surprise complimentary sweets with our coffee. What more can I say. Definite try with great views.

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Gioia On The River Open For Dine In

Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 12 pm - late

Address: 74/20 Royal Street, East Perth
Western Australia, 6004

Phone: 0481 398 691


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