LA PESA TRATTORIA
Sydney, New South Wales

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Never been to Milan? Go half-way there with a sensational Italian meal at Darlinghurst's latest restaurant addition, La Pesa Trattoria. Within its heritage-listed walls, the spirit of Italy bubbles feverishly through Italian-inspired decor and authentic Milanese cuisine.
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Address:

172-174 Liverpool Street,
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Suburb:

Darlinghurst

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Cuisine:

Italian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Unlicensed

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Never been to Milan? Don't worry there's always time. For now you can get close with a visit to La Pesa Trattoria where the spirit of Italy bubbles feverishly in Italian-inspired decor and authentic cuisine. The younger sister of a Milanese restaurant of the same name, La Pesa is the creation of Michael and Maki Dackiw. Having come back to Australia after a collective 12 years of travelling and living in Europe, they searched as far as Byron Bay to find a spot to continue their romance with Milano. But it was the curved archways and historic characteristics of the heritage-listed building on the corner of Liverpool and Yurong Streets that won them over. It didn't take too much decorating to turn the spot into a relaxed trattoria – complete with wine-bottle lined walls, rustic wooden tables and original 60s and 70s black and white photographs taken by celebrated Milanese photographer, Virgilio Carnasio.

In step, the menu was designed to be a testament to the Milanese kitchen with La Pesa Milano chefs, Marco Devecchi and Mauro Manenti, being lured to shuffle the pans in Sydney. The result is a collection of handmade pastas and authentic dishes like Milanese antipasto (pancetta, coppa, handmade hot bread, oven-roasted capsicums and caramelised balsamic onions), oven-baked ossobuco served on creamy saffron risotto with bone marrow and mondeghili Milanesi serviti con polenta e funghi trifolati (traditional Milanese meatballs served with polenta and sauteed mushrooms), finding a permanent home on the menu. As for the rest of the selection? Expect it to change monthly as the chefs get creative with seasonal produce. Pair your meal with a glass of wine or an Italian cocktail (perhaps a spiced caramel espresso martini will tempt you?), close your eyes and you'll find yourself half-way to Europe.
Agnes Gajewska

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