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Your guide to crab pasta in Adelaide

A guide to the restaurants selling the best crab pasta dishes in Adelaide.

There are some things that were just made for each other, but there is one combo that we just can’t get enough of at the moment and that is the ever tasty crab and pasta pairing. So, we’ve gone ahead created a guide of where to find the most delectable, crab pasta dishes in Adelaide.

Osteria Oggi

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At Osteria Oggi, they cook food using seasonal produce and serve it in a way that is designed to share. Their pasta is made fresh daily, with a carefully chosen wine list to match. Osteria Oggi’s blue swimmer crab pasta is a must try.

Find Osteria Oggi at 76 Pirie St, Adelaide SA 5000.


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Frewville favourite Cocobello’s crab linguine is a must try for seafood pasta lovers. The linguine is served with Australian blue swimmer crab, tomato, chilli, garlic, shallots, parsley, tomatoes and basil, and is absolutely delicious!

Find Cocobello at 209 Glen Osmond Rd, Frewville SA 5063.


Situated in one of the best beach front locations in all of Adelaide, Seamore’s is a celebration of laid back beach culture, and they happen to serve one of our favourite crab pasta’s. Their A La Carte menu features a crab spaghetti served with local blue swimmer crab, cherry tomatoes, and a delicious chilli napoletana sauce.

Find Seamore’s at 255 Esplanade, Henley Beach SA 5022.

Spaghetti Island

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Spaghetti Island’s Spaghetti Crab is the restaurants “island speciality”. The dish features locally fished blue swimmer crab served with cherry tomato, and is a must have for pasta lovers.

Find Spaghetti Island at 138 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000.


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The New York style Italian restaurant by Laura and Max Sharrad first burst onto the Adelaide eatery scene back in May. The menu is personal drawing inspiration from the Sharrad’s own travels through Italy, and features a must try crab dish. The Taglierni is served with hand picked blue swimmer crab, chilli, garlic, salmon roe, and chive.

Find Fugazzi at 27 Leigh St, Adelaide SA 5000.


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Chianti brings a little piece of Italy, to Adelaide. The award winning restaurant are committed to delivering an authentic Italian dining experience to all, and have a seasonal menu that currently has a delicious crab pasta dish you need to taste. Their Spaghetti Nero dish is served with blue swimmer crab, roast tomato, basil, chilli.

160 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000.

Ruby Red Flamingo

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From the people behind Spaghetti Island, Ruby Red Flamingo embrace both the traditional Italian experience and the now. Their large menu features the Spaghetti Granchio dish that is served with cherry tomatoes and chilli.

Find Ruby Red Flamingo at 142 Tynte St, North Adelaide SA 5006.

Gepetto’s at Hahndorf

This cosy Italian gem is located on the main street of Hahndorf and is bursting with atmosphere. Gepetto’s prides itself on serving up rustic Italian food with local ingredients, and their Linguini Con Grancho doesn’t disappoint. The perfectly cooked pasta is tossed with Blue Swimmer Crab, tomato, cream & brandy sauteed with chilli and garlic. It’s not super spicy though, so if you love a bit of zing, make sure you ask for their chilli oil, which is the perfect addition. We also love the Linguini Seafood too. Just make sure you go there hungry!

Find Gepetto’s at Hahndorf at 94 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf.

Pippo North Adelaide

While it’s not a crab pasta strictly speaking, the SA King Prawn & Crab Fettuccine at Pippo is worth checking out. Kept simple with house made Napolitana Sauce and basil (and chilli), it packs a punch and is one of our favourites!

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