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Cafe La Vigna, Leichhardt

It's been a while since I've been to Leichhardt... and there was no better way to spend Saturday night than with a few girlfriends and some tasty pastas and grills. Parking was a breeze inside the Italian Forum carpark, which was $12 flat rate for entry after 6pm. The Italian Forum was packed with groups of families, friends and couples. It was a cheery atmosphere filled with loud conversations and laughter. The service was flirtatious but efficient.
Pizza-e-Birra, Surry Hills

I've been eating a lot of Italian lately because I've just watched the entire five seasons of Kitchen Nightmares. It's weird that I always feel like I don't have enough time to do things,...
brunch-at-Bello’s, Burwood

On this extremely late Sunday afternoon, we decided to brunch at Bello. I've been here a couple of times before and have loved their generous servings and location. It's a fabulous excuse to impulse shop, although you might not be in the mood after paying almost $10 for a bowl of wedges with sweet chilli sauce and sour cream.

Ever wish you could jump on the next plane to Italy and be there in time to have an authentic Italian dinner that evening? Well now you can! Except all you need to do...
Rocket-Restaurant, Chatswood,

Rocket Restaurant is one of those places you always talk about revisiting. They've got a sophisticated menu and a relaxing yet stylish interior. However, there's nothing really much beyond that. The service seems to suit chatty regulars... and to my surprise, the amazing dukkah and olive oil has now been replaced with room temperature bread and butter.
Cellini's Bar, QVB

Cellini's Bar and Restaurant offers cafe style food inside the glorious (and historic) QVB. We ordered the fettucine carbonara and a roast capsicum and zucchini melt to share... The fettucine carbonara was the perfect serving size for one. The pasta was al dente, and was intertwined with a sublime creamy pesto sauce.
Il-Baretto, Surry Hills

With a new home to decorate and a new neighbourhood to explore, I haven't cooked at all in the last three weeks. All my energy has been sucked into packing and unpacking, and my...

In collaboration with The Italian Trade Agency and The Council of Italian Restaurants in Australia (CIRA), restaurant Osteria Balla Manfredi recently hosted a lunch billed as ‘a sensory and educational journey on the precious...
Caffe-Sicilia,-Surry-Hills

Date nights have taken Zen and I to all pockets of Sydney. Depending on our moods and cravings, we'll go anywhere from having a cosy night with noodles and dumplings at Ashfield, to driving...
Cibo-e-Vino, Castle Hill

Cibo e Vino has since changed management and head chefs One of the greatest joys of working with restaurants is definitely the part that involves eating. Thankfully, there are many opportunities for that - after...