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Uccello
Italian
  • Level 4, Ivy,
    320-330 George St,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9240 3000,
    merivale.com.au
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10.30pm

Uccello
-33.866376,151.207722

Where are we? There are palm trees and a pool, curvy banquettes and sparkly lights. Could be Vegas; could be any place where international blandness and a bit of razzle-dazzle come together. But no, we're fair and square on a rooftop in Sydney, experiencing the Merivale take on Italy and its classic dishes. There are crisp, creamy lambs' brains, crostini spread with herb-flecked veal carpaccio, a pretty spinach and burrata-filled rotolo, a heft of char-grilled tuna and an equally substantial wood-fired pork cutlet, all showcasing a simplicity of handling and a deft balance of flavours. There is no over-embroidery here, just happy accents such as almond aioli, sage butter and pine nuts, and a flutter of basil leaves. The impressive heavily Italian-leaning wine list features a generous number of by-the-glass options - some solace, given the curious lack of energy and direction on the floor. A passing aberration, we hope.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $16-$34

    M $21-$60

    D $7-$20

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • David Lovett

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