Spaghettini verdi con coda di Aragosta, pomodoro fresco e prezzemolo $38 – Fresh home made spinach spaghettini pasta served with slipper lobster meat, fresh tomato, chilli & parsley
While it may look like the remnants of Medusa this was a really superb dish. The bright green strands of homemade spinach spaghetti are tossed in a simple fresh tomato, chili and parsley sauce with a generous scattering of juicy lobster meat.
Beppis Restaurant is a national treasure which first opened its doors in 1656 making it the oldest and longest running restaurant in Sydney under the same owners. This Sydney icon is a popular Italian eatery, renowned for serving heavy weights, celebrities and stars including Frank Sinatra, Kerry Paker, Rihanna and P!nk.
Beppis serves traditional Italian food in a classically elegant dinning room. Valet parking is available out the front. Whilst seated at our table, we were offered canapés to nibble on while we looked through the beautifully soft leather bound menu.
Michele Chiarlo Barbera Piemonte 2010 Superiore Le Orme $65
“Originating from Piedmonte in the north west corner of Italy this wine is a modern style of Barbera. Dry savory notes with great vibrant acid & spice. Beautifully integrated mid weight wine flavors of licorice and almonds” – well that’s what the wine menu says anyway. A really nice red that wasn’t too heavy and went really well with the traditional Italian dishes we ate. I quite like that they put it in the decanter. Felt so fancy!
A perfect way to satisfy the hunger beast while you’re waiting for your food to come out. Crispy casa garlic bread with a scattering of diced fresh tomatoes. Kind of like a brushetta, but not really.
Fichi Avvolti in Prosciutto di San Daniele con salsa di Gorgonzola e quattro formaggi – Figs wrapped in San Daniele prosciutto with gorgonzola and four cheese sauce $32
As our entrée we got these little baked beauties. The figs take on a lush caramelized texture and like a present for your mouth are wrapped in a ribbon of salty crisp prosciutto di San Daniele. Finished with a rich creamy gorgonzola and four cheese (which I guess makes five cheeses in total…) sauce. I really enjoyed this dish, I’m just not sure its worth $32 for 3 portions.
Anitra di Fiume brasata con sugo d’arancio e prosciutto di San Daniele $41 – Free-range de-boned duck braised with brandy, orange & Prosciutto di San Danielle
Who can say no to a beautiful piece of roast duck? Clearly not me. People often associate duck in orange sauce with the French, but it’s actually a very popular Italian dish. The two moist and tender thighs (ha ha) lay on a bed of ridiculously buttery potato mash and are surrounded by a sweet yet savoury orange sauce. Not exactly sure where the prosciutto di San Daniele was in the dish. I’m going to assume I huffed it down so fast I must have missed it.
Osso Buco Friulano con piselli, pomodoro e riso alla zafferano $39 – Veal shank in wine, tomato, spices & lemon zest served with peas and saffron rice
This was another great dish. The meat is so well cooked it simply falls to pieces and the vegatable base gives it a lovely homey feel. Eating this dish made me feel like I was sitting at my nonna’s table while she piled food onto my plate and told me I dont eat enough.
Tiramisu´alla Beppis $18 – Layers of savorardi biscuits soaked in coffee & layered with mascarpone & brandy
An oldie but a goodie and one I very much expected to see on the menu. To tell you the truth I would have been pretty disappointed if it wasn’t. There’s nothing like a good tirimisu to finish off. Like a tastier shot of espresso I felt rejuvenated to continue my night after wolfing this down.
Beppis is pricey for Italian food, so special occasion worthy only. Service is exceptional. A national treasure.
21 Yurong St,
Sydney NSW 2010