Fittingly named after a popular building material used by Italian-Australians in the 60’s and 70’s, this Surry Hills Italian eatery-bar hybrid is bringing a seriously delicious taste of Italian to the heart of Sydney. With a causal setting inspired by your average garage (except more stylish and featuring way less junk), head chef di Marino aims to mirror the family gatherings of his childhood by catering to any kind of visit- from a simple glass of wine at the bar to a three-course meal with friends. In regards to food, the menu offers tasty Italian meals designed to share. If you're after something light, try the incredibly authentic meatballs or grilled octopus.
Feeling a little more than peckish? Order the succulent roasted chicken, which is served whole, divided at the table and guaranteed to tantalise each tastebud for just under $40. There’s also a daily risotto made fresh at 6pm and an array of carefully selected tap wine that tastes way better than it sounds. So if you’re after traditional Italian food in Surry Hills with a relaxed dining environment, say ciao to new Sydney restaurant Besser and see why it has quickly becoming the ultimate meeting spot for locals.
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