Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen in Sydney, but that only ensures that the really special ones stand out. Beresford Trattorio is just such a place, but what else would you expect with Danny Russo at the helm?
There’s a reason why Mr Russo has such a reputation. His dishes are inventive, while maintaining the rustic charms Italian is famous for. Dishes like the tagliatelle with truffled meatballs, squid ink tortellini stuffed with crab meat, and the stuffed rabbit leg are truly indulgent.
The wine list also deserves a mention, with around three-quarters of the drinks Italian. It’s refreshing to be able to choose something you don’t have every day. There are nearly 29 by the glass so even solo drinkers don’t have to miss out on the fun.
It might be inside a pub, but don’t let that scare you away. The Beresford Hotel has been given a modern makeover, making this swish restaurant the perfect place for a romantic night out, dinner with friends, or a special treat for one!
Trading hours: Noon to 3 pm on Wednesdays to Sundays for lunch and dinner daily from 6 pm to 11 pm
Location: The Beresford Hotel
Address: 345 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst
Public transport: Catch a #380 or #382 bus from the city
Parking: Limited street parking is available
Cost: Entrees from $9, mains from $21, desserts $15
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