The latest addition to Windsor's buzzing wining and dining scene, Tipico sets out to fly the flag for regional Italian flavours, while at the same time heroing top Aussie ingredients.
Opening its High Street doors on June 5, the contemporary restaurant and bar is the first venue for owners Marco Scalisi and Andrea da Como, though with a collective resume that includes stints at the likes of DOC, Tokyo Tina, The Lucas Group and The Swillhouse Group, this is one promising collaboration.
With this sleek, Studio Ole-designed space, the pair has set out to deliver a sophisticated, new-school take on the Little Italy experience.
A generous menu by Head Chef Domenico De Marco blends classic Italian influence with carefully sourced local produce — expect signature dishes like soft polenta with truffle and walnut, fresh spaghetti loaded with vongole, calamari and mussels, and a riff on fish and chips featuring fried sardines and polenta chips.
See also, the twelve-strong selection of artisanal pizzas, a wine list starring only Victorian and Italian drops, and a cocktail lineup that runs from European classics to crafty signature creations.
Imaged: Jana Langhorst