We recently made a return to Mille Vini for it is such a great restaurant and wine bar.
Located on Crown Street in Surry Hills, the venue is set in an historical building with the original features of the building retained and highlighted to create an elegant sophisticated dining space. With the dimly lit lights, it’s an intimate, yet vibrant restaurant.
We loved it the first time we visited and since then, we have recommended it to many friends and received positive feedback. This follow up visit was no different, we very much enjoyed Mille Vini again and tried other amazing dishes this time. It certainly ticks all of the boxes; exceptional service, delicious food, great drinks and good ambience.
For the drinks on this visit, we ordered an old fashioned for it is a cocktail we order quite often and the version Mille Vini made with whistle pig rye (10 years old) was a good old fashioned with perfectly balanced flavours.
With the food, we has a lovely glass of red, the same as the last time we visited; a Montepulciano D’abruzzo, a rich red wine with dark berry flavours and it paired nicely with many plates we shared.
We sampled a good portion of the menu. Starting with the crostini stracchiatella made with quality ingredients, this time we paired it with the 24 month prosciutto which looked very appetising and tasted even better. The stuffed zucchini flowers with truffle pecorino was another great starter, the blossom honey tying all of the flavours together.
We also shared the Wagyu bescaola, topped with artichokes sotto’ollo, with parmegano regiano, with a drizzle of balsamico. The wagyu sliced into wafer thin discs, that melted in your mouth. This dish was simply delectable.
For a heavier option, the lamb ribs were a great item to share, the ribs were nicely roasted and well flavoured with lemon and mint.
You must try a pasta when at Mille Vini, and we found the prawn tagliatelle with saffron and orange wine to be a beautiful pasta dish, highlighting the sweetness of the prawns, a nice seafood flavour enriching each strand of the tagliatelle.
There’s always room for dessert, and their salted caramel tiramisu was divine. Each mouthful was luscious, creamy and then a wave of flavour with the salted caramel. Such a lovely way to end the meal.
If you’re keen for an experience a little different than ala carte, Mille Vini have also launched a Bottomless Limoncello Spritz Italian Brunch. With this, you’ll sample a five course menu of Italian delights: crostini, Prosciutto, Melon & Burrata, zucchini flower for starters, a house pasta, and tiramisu. Drink wise, there’s two hours of free-flowing Limoncello Spritz, Prosecco, Chianti Riserva & Fiona Porconero wines. This is available Saturdays, with a start time between 1-3pm.
Staff are fun and welcoming and work efficiently to provide an all round great experience.
We again thank Mille Vini for their fabulous offerings.
397 Crown St Surry Hills
Mon: 5pm – 10pm
Tue to Thu: 5pm – 11.30pm
Fri to Sat: 3pm – 11.30pm