Popolo
Italian
  • 50 McLachlan Ave,
    Rushcutters Bay,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9361 6641,
    popolo.com.au
  • Tue-Thu 6pm-10.30pm,

    Fri noon-10.30pm,

    Sat 8am-10.30pm,

    Sun 8am-9.30pm

     

Popolo
-33.878008,151.227639

The name translates as "people" and Popolo is a crowd-pleasing affair. Adoring locals, faithful families and the Zegna set all converge here for its exceptional southern Italian food. The pop in Popolo comes courtesy of Naomi Lowry; her cooking is by turns sophisticated, homespun and transporting. Pasta is a highlight, not least malloreddus with a luxuriously rich pork sausage ragù and grana padano. A classic Sardinian fregola with cuttlefish and calamari is another notable entry, the seafood tender and enlivened with punchy squid-ink sauce and rocket oil. Thin, crisp pizze with simple ingredients also demand attention, while desserts such as poached bosc pear with whipped ricotta are no afterthought. Equipped with sleek interiors of dark timber and glass, supported by charming waitstaff, and blessed with an encyclopedic Italian wine list, Popolo has a decadent air that encourages languid feasting. Salute.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $10-$24

    M $20-$38

    D $14-$17

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Breakfast
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Naomi Lowry

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