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Cipri Italian

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Address:
10 Elizabeth Street
Paddington NSW 2021
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Tel : +61 2 9331 3333
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Cuisine
Cuisine: Italian
Chef
Chef: Carmelo Cipri
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Price Range: $$$
BYO
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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The Cipri brothers are well-known among Sydney foodies and their latest restaurant, Cipri Italian, is another great eatery to add to their repertoire. Combing the extravagance of Milan and the taste of Tuscany, Cipri brings together the very best of Italian style, along with an atmosphere that welcomes fashionistas, families and everyone in between. The restaurant is available for functions for up to 85 guests seated and there is street-side parking, which is a bonus for this area.

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LOCATION
A short stroll from Oxford Street in Paddington, ten minutes drive from the CBD.

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I adore everything about Italy – from the simple and fresh food philosophy to the way the locals seem to welcome complete strangers into their homes and Cipri, in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, embodies everything that I love about that boot-shaped country. Brothers Joe, Anthony and Carmelo are the driving force behind this Paddington stalwart, while their mum, Maria, can still often be found out the back, rolling fresh pasta. Vintage photos line the restaurant’s walls, telling the Cipri family story. As soon as you walk in the door, you know that this restaurant has been in the family for generations; true blue (or should I say, “vero azzuri”?) hospitality is in the Cipri family’s DNA.

In true Italian style, the menu features dishes with just a handful of ingredients, paying utmost respect to the quality of the produce. We start with burrata (a fresh cheese made from mozzarella and cream), which sits proudly on a colourful heirloom tomato salad. A smoky, yet creamy eggplant puree is the perfect complement to sesame crusted tuna, the seeds creating a textural contrast to the meaty flesh of the fish. Squid ink ravioli, stuffed with snapper, calamari and crab, is coupled with a subtle broth of cherry tomatoes, prawns and asparagus. Cipri stands for the two things that I value and appreciate most in life - food and family and it is a pleasure dining there.

Anna Lisle

FUNCTIONS
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.

COOKING CLASSES
Cipri Italian is now hosting all day, hands on workshops. Contact Marcia Cipri on 0414 648 813 or email marcia@cipriitalian.com.au.

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Cipri Italian - User Reviews

wendystan:

My husband and I booked to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were pleasantly surprised when they greeted us with a complimentary glass each of bubbly. Then we started with our meals. The entrees were almost main meal size so we took it easy as I wanted to enjoy our mains. The pork was so tender and the lamb so tasty and also very tender. My husband enjoyed a Peroni beer and I a Margaret River SSB. The service was spot on, the waiter always there when needed, but he did not get in the way. Everything was so enjoyable we relented and decided to share dessert and coffee. That also did not disappoint. Will definitely return with friends. Cannot wait!!review  19/08/2011

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