It might be the last month of the year but there’s no stopping new restaurant openings in Sydney. Italian restaurants especially are enjoying quite a moment. Double whammy if they’re by the harbour. If you’re always keen for a good pasta and cocktail, you’ll be glad to hear that chef Danny Russo and Flying Fish owner Con Dedes have brought a new Italian restaurant offering to town and it’s housed in a pretty coveted location. Sala, a contemporary Italian restaurant with a special focus on seafood has officially opened its doors on Jones Bay Wharf in Pyrmont.
The 160-seat venue flaunts two bespoke private dining rooms, including one with direct waterfront access and a terrace. Complimenting the coastal location, the menu consists predominantly of seafood dishes that promise to leave you in a food coma.
“The evolution of the site on Jones Bay Wharf has been very exciting for me to be part of. Maintaining the strong seafood elements from Flying Fish and evolving into a modern Italian restaurant seems very fitting for the harbourfront space,” Co-owner Con Dedes said.
Signature items on the menu include Russo’s squid ink tortellini with crab meat, roast tomato, and lemon and caper sauce and crispy risoni fingers with caviar and parmesan. Plus expect flavourful Piemontese hazelnut, with locally sourced ingredients from Haberfield.
Drinks include Italian wines both local and international and a stacked cocktail list featuring Italian classics like an Amari Sour section.
As for interiors, Sala blends light and dark with dark timber structures and bright materials like white clay, stone and marble.
With a touch of nostalgic Italy, delicious tipples, luxe space and an even more luxe location, Sala should definitely be on your radar this summer.