On the main strip or esplanade at Maroubra Beach, Bar Milano has filled a much needed gap, by cooking up great Italian food and refreshing drinks to provide a fun and trendy atmosphere. It’s the perfect place for an aperitif, cocktail, tapas or larger plates to be enjoyed by the sea.
We arrived and were greeted immediately by a lovely hostess who offered us dining inside or out. We choose to sit in the back terrace, for we were allowed to take our dog. The lovely staff even gave our puppy some water and a snack.
If you prefer inside, the venue is stylistically on point, plenty of bright white tables and it feels so vibrant in atmosphere. The front of the restaurant has a beautiful Bar where you can sit for a drink and bar snack.
We peruse the menu and decide to order some crusty focaccia, lightly fried calamari fritti with aioli and a couple of drinks.
We were very impressed with the range and quality of cocktails, with unique offerings and also the fact the venue accommodated by making some pretty good mocktails too.
For our mains, we shared the spaghetti seafood with chilli & parsley. We love that the pasta is made fresh in house and it had a good mix or squid, mussels and prawns. Not too spicy and nicely seasoned.
We also shared the cotoletta alla milanese which is essentially a delicious breaded veal (like a schnitzel) served with a lemon edge and refreshing coleslaw (not too creamy which we liked). Totally would order this again.
We finished off the meal with a banoffee semi Freddo, complete with tempered chocolate and caramelised banana.
Overall, a lovely meal, great service and we look forward to returning.
198-200 Marine Parade, Maroubra 2035
(02) 8068 8944
Monday & Tuesday closed
Wednesday 5:00 – 10:00pm
Thursday 5:00 – 10:00pm
Friday 12:00 – 3:00pm / 5:00 – 10:00pm
Saturday 12:00 – 3:00pm / 5:00 – 10:00pm
Sunday 12:00 – 10:00pm