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Bonnie's Wine & Food - CLOSED

Maurice Terzini's Bondi bar (within a bar) serving fried pizza and natural wine.
By Libby Curran
October 03, 2018
By Libby Curran
October 03, 2018

In mid-2018, Bondi Beach Public Bar played host to renowned Philadelphia pizza joint Pizzeria Beddia for one week in its only Aussie pop-up. But, since it departed, the space it occupied at the back of the Campbell Parade restaurant sat empty — so owner Maurice Terzini decided to fill it with a worthy substitute: more pizza. The space is now home to Aussie-accented enoteca named Bonnie's Wine & Food.

A local riff on the relaxed wine bars you find dotted throughout Italy, it's a low-key spot with a penchant for a few top drops with a back story. The wine selection heroes real, sustainable and natural creations from Aussie producers, delivered with minimal fuss and lots of respect. It features just four or five winemakers at any one time, and changes up regularly.

To match, Group Head Chef Monty Koludrovic has pulled together a lineup of modern Italian-inspired bites his menus at The Dolphin and Icebergs are known for. Walk off the sand and into a feast of Calabrese meatballs, fried calamari and sardines with salsa verde. The main drawcard will be three varieties of fried pizza — which are small enough to be a personal snack, and are best matched to a bottle of something fun and local. For a touch of nostalgia, it's all served on classic silver plates.

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