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June 01, 2023
Pellegrino 2000 is the second restaurant from the acclaimed culinary trio behind Potts Point French eatery Bistrot 916. Dan Pepperell (Alberto Lounge, 10 William Street and Frankie's), sommelier Andy Tyson (Alberto Lounge) and longtime Rockpool Dining Group chef Michael Clift created this neighbourhood Italian restaurant that brings eats from Rome and Florence to our very own Surry Hills.
Clift says the Sydney restaurant is inspired by the trio's most-loved Italian trattorias. Located on the corner of Campbell and Foster Street in Surry Hills, the eatery houses the main dining room and a candle-lit wine cellar in the basement. The three Sydney hospo mainstays at the helm of the venue have stripped back the former residence of Bar H to reveal a historic corner terrace built in 1905. Bringing the building to life is a double-sided espresso bar and shelves of canned tomatoes and anchovies lining the walls.
Bistrot 916's success was built around presenting French classics and more inventive takes on Parisian cuisine in a way that was new for Sydney. Diners at Pellegrino 2000 can expect a similar approach to Italian food. "The menu consists of the Italian staples we love, handmade tortellini, pappardelle bolognese, fritto misto and tripe in all shapes and sizes," says Pepperell.
As with all the best Italian restaurants, good wine is also on hand at Pellegrino 2000. "The wine list is a grand selection of the Italian classics, mostly old Barolo, old Chianti, and a few prized bottles of the greats like Soldera and Valentini," according to Tyson. Playing a support role are the cocktails. A selection of amari, negronis, caffe shakerato and Bellini's are reminiscent of Harry's Bar in Venice.
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