A poolside Italian eatery in the heart of the CBD, perfect for a long lunch.
Concrete Playground
Published on December 11, 2010
Updated on October 21, 2022


Adjacent to the ivy's rooftop pool, Uccello is an Italian-inspired diner for the city worker looking to capture those European long lunch vibes. The menu, designed by head chef Ben Sitton (ex-Rockpool Bar & Grill and The Savoy Grill, London), is fresh, flavoursome and brings together some of Italy's best dishes in a relaxed Australian atmosphere.

There are antipasti aplenty, with cold and wood-fired offerings ranging from a house-made buffalo ricotta with asparagus and basil to split Yamba prawns with chilli. While Pasta lovers will find solace in the spaghettini with clams and mussels and potato gnocchi with tomato, stracciatella and basil. Plus, the restaurant's stone oven is put to good use, cooking New England lamb saddle with white asparagus and salsa verde, Burrawong chicken with salt-baked heirloom carrots and pistachio and market fish of the day served with smoked pepper trapanese and pipis.

If dessert is in order, you'll find the classics, including pannacotta (with strawberry and salted caramel almonds), semifreddo (with passionfruit and salted caramel macadamias) and tiramisu on the menu. Otherwise, grab something exciting off the highly extensive wine list, and head out to the pool to enjoy it in the sunshine.


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