Mike Eggert's Italian eatery has arrived in the inner west.
November 16, 2021
Since opening at the end of 2018, Totti's has become a cult favourite among eastern suburbs locals and Sydneysiders citywide. With chef Mike Eggert at the helm, the Bondi eatery is a go-to for bowls of pasta and its highly popular wood-fire oven bread.
In the years since, Totti's has been expanding westward, opening its CBD iteration Bar Totti's last year, and now popping up with its third Sydney outpost in Rozelle. This time, the Merivale venue has found a home in the beloved, temporarily closed inner west pub 3 Weeds.
At Totti's Rozelle you'll find the expected assortments of favourites from the OG Bondi spot, including spinach pappardelle ($27) or chittara and clams pasta ($30). An assortment of charcoal oven treats are also on offer, including whole roasted fish ($42), half-smoked chicken ($28) and of course, the wood-fire bread ($12).
Those looking to come in for a snack can take their pick from the antipasti menu which features kingfish crudo ($12.50), chicken liver parfait ($10) and burrata ($11), or if you've booked in with a large group of meat-eaters, split 1.5-kilograms of Brooklyn Valley rib-eye steak ($250).
The drinks menu doesn't steer far from what you'd expect, but you'll still find an enjoyable array of classy cocktails and some fun natty wines that are sure to pair perfectly with a big bowl of pasta.
Setting this inner west iteration apart from its counterparts is a new dessert bar with Italian classics like gelato, tiramisu ($14.50), coffee granita ($10), pistachio cake ($14.50) and panna cotta ($15) to finish off your night on a sweet note.