Italian and Sons has opened a new wine bar in the space at the back of the Braddon restaurant. It's called Bacaro and it will be a spot for a quick meal or a glass of wine while waiting for dinner in the restaurant. It'll seat 50 and has a fireplace to keep things cosy in the coming winter. The bar itself features Italian marble.
The menu has share plates and a couple of daily dishes such as a house-made pasta and pizza. There'll also be house-cured meats and regional Italian cheeses, including goat's cheese from Lombardy and sheep's milk cheese from Sardinia.
The rest of the menu includes wood-fired erbazzone (spinach pie) with bitter greens, egg and ricotta; fried Yass Valley rabbit with rosemary, semolina and white carrot; and oxtail ragu and semolina gnocco romano.
The project has been in the works since last year, when Pasquale Trimboli told us he wanted a casual but sleek space where diners could get a drink while waiting for a table, or share an easy dinner or snack before heading out for the night.
Bacaro will open from Monday to Saturday from 5pm at the rear of Italian and Sons.
7 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, 6162 4888, italianandsons.com.au