THIS RESTAURANT DOES NOT TAKE BOOKINGS
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Perpetually busy and wonderfully trendy, Fratelli Fresh in Potts Point lives up to its Waterloo older sister's expectations. As you step through the isles of Italian produce, the rows of aged balsamic and bottled tomato sauce make way for a neat little restaurant which is packed to the rafters with those that know their quality dining. As with most good Italian cooking, simplicity meets highly robust and fresh flavours – most of which are organic – to create dishes which pay tribute to each unique ingredient.
A dish of lemon oil dressed Roman beans with eggs mayonnaise, mushrooms, cumin, tomato and boiled fennel with salsa leaves results in a perfect harmony of tastes while the baby cabbage with parmesan and balsamic vinegar salad is so uncomplicated, yet so delicious. Fish and meat dishes, such as the osso bucco, are faultless and the pasta dishes are, predictably, made to perfection too. Try the risotto alla Milanese which is stirred with saffron and bone marrow. What I really like about the meals is that they're not super-sized but are instead pleasantly formed and ideal for sharing. Watch out for the no booking policy.