La favola is much like an Italian sports car, they describe themselves as fast, fresh and authentic. These are great qualities for a casual Italian eatery, as is a passion for great food. This is evident in all of the dishes Chef Fabio Stefanelli prepares. The restaurant is modern, bright and inviting, a great venue … Continue reading la Favola Newtown for Fast, Fresh and Authentic Italian
Arthur’s pizza is one of those staple Italian joints - your local where you can call up for that Friday night pizza when you can’t be bothered cooking (or on any night really) and you can always guarantee it’s tasty. They’ve been in the business for over 30 years. Beginning in the 1970’z, they offered … Continue reading Arthur’s Pizza – Maroubra
We were lucky enough to participate in one of Barilla’s masterclasses at their authentic Italian Cooking School in Annandale, Sydney. Here they offer hands-on classes at a cost $100 per person or demonstrations & master classes with experienced chefs at a cost of $65 per person. Pick which you’d prefer and see how easy it is to cook … Continue reading Barilla Pasta Cooking Class
It seems that the catchcry of everyone in the restaurant industry these days is ‘seasonal’ and ‘local’, but when Da Vinci’s Italian Restaurante Summer Hill acquired Executive Chef Luca Melis from the former Bistecca Italian in Abbotsford, a new genre outside of industry trends was discussed. Owners Joseph Rechichi and Valerie LoPresti were more interested … Continue reading Da Vinci’s Italian Ristorante
We booked here upon reading about it on the Worlds Top 50 restaurants. We got a booking easily and opted for the ala carte menu. We appreciate that there is ala carte on offer and not just a tasting menu. This means the restaurant is financially more accessible. We arrived at the beautiful mansion that … Continue reading Astrid y Gaston, Lima – Peru
If you’re familiar with this international brand you’ll know that it’s not about the bells and whistles of their dishes. Value driven, geared to the no fuss, corporate worker, international traveller and family diner expecting the satisfaction that ‘Nonna’s classics’ cemented into many of the native’s childhood memories making it impossible to surpass. However, as … Continue reading Vapiano’s Winter Yumderland!
Rhonda's bar and restaurant is back open! It is a newly revamped venue in the heart of the Central Coast, close to the Crowne Plaza hotel, Terrigal. It is a top destination to visit for a weekend or easy enough to head up for the day. The restaurant itself is a large fresh bright … Continue reading Rhonda’s Terrigal – newly revamped!
Andiamo restaurant initially started in Summer Hill with its ethos as a place where family and delicious Italian food would bring people together. A recipe that appears to have worked, as they opened their second restaurant in Kensington St Chippendale another in Rhodes and Abbotsford, where we were to visit. The Abbotsford restaurant came about … Continue reading Andiamo Trattoria @ Abbotsford
Song Kitchen is at it again. They have a great new menu and we revisited to try their new culinary delights. Easy to access, right in the city at the Surry Hills end and at the lobby of a hotel. The street frontage is a bar and head downstairs for the dining area. The staff … Continue reading Song Kitchen does it again
Bake Bar won the best bakery cafe in Timeout's 2017 awards and its easy to understand why. This bakery cafe offers a huge range of breads, patisserie goods, pastries and coffees, as well as a solid range of meals if you choose to dine in. Situated in Kiaora Lane of the Double Bay dining and … Continue reading Bake Bar for brunch @ Double Bay