A short stroll from Oxford Street in Paddington, ten minutes drive from the CBD.PROFILED BY DE GROOTS MEDIA
The moment guests sit down to Cipri’s crisp white tables they are introduced to the entire family. Joe and Anthony Cipri manage the front of house with Carmelo the head chef, while vintage family photos envelope the menus. The Cipri family has been in the restaurant business for generations and this dedication is carried through the details of the restaurant; a shot of their cousins toasting in Italy is on the wine menu, their uncle with his huge tuna catch features on the main menu, and their parents wedding photo as they cut the cake is on the dessert menu.
The long room features beige banquettes that complement the warm coffee walls, timber detailing, and the bar of dark Italian marble tiles. Guests enjoy the popular Antipasti - Beef carpaccio, quail eggs, celery, testun di barolo cheese and walnut pesto.
You wont be able to resist their famed main course of slow roasted suckling pig (Hawkesbury, NSW), red cabbage salad, mustard fruits and pistachio. Leave room for their delicious Dessert - Pastiera napoletana - baked ricotta cake with candied fruit and grain on vanilla anglaise is a popular choice.
The brothers encourage their guests to try some traditional Italian beverages such as the NV Bellussi Prosecco Extra Dry or the Red Legend Moscato for a nightcap. Contemporary twists are put on classic cocktails such as the Cipri Bellini of Aperol, peach sorbet and prosecco that echoes the sunny orange colour of the Cipri logo. The brothers agree that Cipri is a place where friends find each other, and the food brings them closer.
Cipri is fully prepared to handle functions of all sizes. Various set menus are available for functions of groups with minimum 10 guests, less than 20 guests, minimum 30 guests and more than 25 guests, respectively. Function menus are inspired by the restaurant’s main menu, and offer optional extras based on the size of the function such as alternate serves, assaggi (Italian tapas-style dishes to start the meal) such as spinach and ricotta arancini, contorni such as Rocket, parmesan & pear salad, and antipasti including beef carpaccio with quail eggs, celery, testun di barolo cheese and walnut pesto.