Baia The Italian has reopened after a long hiatus and now that it is, we’re sure you’ll be impressed when you make your visit.
It is a waterfront venue, located on the promenade of Cockle Bay wharf.
It is suitable for many events, whether it be a lunch with friends, date night, family dinner or even a work event. On our Saturday evening visit, the demographics were very widespread.
This Italian restaurant draws influence from around Italy and has been curated by a quality chef team who produce high quality food. Their menu has a fresh range of entrees, mains (including pizza, pasta and proteins) and desserts.
For entrees, our choice, the beautiful plate of perfectly grilled octopus salad was arranged atop some spicy roasted watermelon (not entirely needed for the octopus is the star), with a toasted almond emulsion and sorrel. We also had some garlic pizza. Other options include bruschetta, croquettes, pork puffs and burrata to name a few.
For our mains, the squid ink pasta was an order right out of left field for us, not something we normally order, but it stood out as a favourite and we’re so glad. The pasta was incredible! Their Squid Ink Spaghetti Frutti di Mare was filled with fresh masked seafood including octopus, fish, prawns, mussels and seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, basil, parsley and Napolitana Sauce. Such a tasty sauce and packed with seafood! This is thoroughly recommended.
Their Black Angus Tagliata was a 150 day grain fed steak cooked to order – medium for us, served atop beautifully caramelised leeks and a horseradish jus with shaved Parmesan. Such a decent serving that we didn’t need sides, but if you do, there’s fries, chat potatoes, salads and veggies.
If you’re up for a dessert as well, Baia also has your favourite Italian desserts from Nutella pizza, to Pannacotta, or a chocolate torta, and even a cheese plate to pair perfectly with your wine.
The wine list here is extensive. We opted for a cab sav, but you’ll find plenty to choose from, in addition to spirits, beer, cider and cocktails.
The atmosphere was casual, quite busy on a Saturday night. The staff were super helpful and welcoming, especially our main waiter Caesar.
Note – Baia are now accepting Service NSW Dine and Discover vouchers.
So make your way to Cockle Bay Wharf for an excellent all round experience.
114 Cockle Bay Wharf
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Wednesday – Friday
Lunch: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
12:00pm – 10:00pm
10:00am – 4:00pm