CicciaBella is taking on the West.
The Bondi Beach trattoria was one of the most exciting new restaurants to pop up in Sydney last year—a new project for talented chef and pasta maestro Mitch Orr, and a fresh foray into new world Italian for restauranteur and local legend Maurice Terzini.
And though it only opened in October last year, in the COVID world CicciBella is already adapting and evolving. Orr has moved on and Nic Wong has stepped in as head chef, bringing experience from Cho Cho San and Orana to the fold. And now, Terzini has revealed a second CicciaBella will be setting up shop in Parramatta.
Slated to open in September, CicciaBella Parramatta will live within the new billion-dollar Parramatta Square precinct.
“The food will have our DNA but it takes inspiration from the great trattoria's of cities such as Milan,” Terzini explains. “Most importantly, like Bondi, quality and simplicity are key… the same inspiration; cucina povera from Southern Italy.”
We think it’s a sweet move from the otherwise Bondi-based Terzini—Western Sydney is a sprawling, thriving foodie beat that’s all too often overlooked.
"I feel like the East is a bit saturated at the moment and this project is of incredible importance to the West. It’s great to participate and expand our horizons, plus the Italian cultural journey that CicciaBella is will live in different parts of the city," he adds.
The CicciaBella Parramatta dream team will be announced soon.
In other restaurant news, Nobu is about to open its first-ever Sydney location.
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