We were delighted to enjoy a fabulous meal at af Fermento in Darlinghurst. Opened by Giorgio Colosimo and Diego Mazza, from Calabria and Milan, the Italian restaurant and wine bar is a lovely spot to enjoy some food and beverages. They also have a few nights with live music for your enjoyment.
On the menu, there’s small bites to eat; think house made breads, burrata, stuffed mushrooms or even an antipasto board. For some larger meals, why not try one of their pastas or their authentic pizza.
They take time and care to produce high quality food. We began with the eggplant parmy rolls which are slices of eggplant filled with buffalo cheese and topped with Napoli sauce, parmigiano, basil sauce and a balsamic reduction. Lovely flavourful parcels with a good cheese ooze!
We also loved the seared calamari – perfectly cooked with a nice hit of chilli with the Nduja and a bit of lemon. The portion was also generous for an entree.
We were recommended to order their signature freshly made prawn ravioli with lemon butter sauce, thyme and roasted pine nuts atop. The pasta was cooked perfectly and we really enjoyed this dish.
Giorgio and Diego are super proud of their pizza and spend hours and hours preparing and perfecting their dough to produce a nice and crispy base. We order the prosciutto pizza, with a twice cooked base and then topped with the fresh ingredients.
Given it’s a wine bar as well, there’s a great range of wines as well as some lovely cocktails and after dinner drinks. Ask the staff for their suggestions or opt for your favourite pairing for the food. We had a glass of wine and Prosecco to start and finished our dining experience with an Italian espresso.
The hours of opening are extensive so it’s certainly a spot you can enjoy dining out and a good social catch up. Monday and Thursday evening, there is live music, so be sure to check out their socials to see who is on. We also think it’s great that they’ve teamed up with Darlo Bar to serve food there if you’re out for a pub night.
379 Liverpool Street
Darlinhurst NSW 2010
(02) 8084 8696
Monday-Sunday (closed Tuesday) 12pm-3pm
Monday – Sunday (closed Tuesdays) 5:30-12:00am (and until 10pm Sundays)
Thewhereto dined as guests of Fermento