Tucked off Creek Street, just around the corner from Red Hook, lurks Coppa Spuntino. This Italian watering hole was dubbed the best Aussie Wine Bar in 2015, and pulls no punches when it comes to their food and drinks. Their discreet location and muted ambience make this the perfect spot for a tête-à-tête or an after-work bev with friends, and they also host regular wine and food dinners, tastings and events should you feel like settling in for the long haul.
With bio-dynamic, organic and sustainable wine options available, you can taste and sample your way through Italian reds and whites, with a strong focus on varietals from Sicily, Tuscany and Sardinia. Hungry? Oh you'll be happy with the fare here. Sample three salumi for $35 (the nduja, a spicy, spreadable sausage, is divine) or go the ever-classic cheese route with five options including taleggio, pecorino romano and gorgonzola. As for mains, tuck into sandcrab and prawn linguini ($29) or a duck pappardelle ($27). Be sure to pop this one on your date night list.