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Located on the once notorious Kellett Street, on the Kings Cross side off Darlinghurst Road, this small bistro feels cosy but sophisticated. Owner / Operator Mauro Forgillo - originally from Milan - wore all the hats to get his first restaurant open - from painting the chairs to writing the blackboard. A far cry from the busy & swanky evirons of Rockpool, Merivale and Fratelli Fresh.

His menu is seasonal and changes weekly. Assisted in the kitchen and on-the-floor by the lovely and very French Amel – she makes dam fine petit fours - this Victorian terrace house has an easy Australian vibe with a European touch. Making their own sourdough and pasta on a daily basis, everything is fresh and ready to be enjoyed for lunch or dinner.

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The décor is bohemian chic – you can even sip a glass of natural wine in the bathtub if you so desire – and super comfortable. The main room features a wall of elegant street art created by a friend of Mauro’s, which can be interpreted as oyster shells or butterflies depending on the viewers perception.

There’s a balcony to sit and imbibe on in the hotter months and an upstairs dining room for a private dinner. We are looking forward to discovering the cuisine gems that Mauro creates in his kitchen over summer.

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