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  • 3/118 Devonshire St,
    Surry Hills,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9698 5131,
  • Lunch Thu & Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10.30pm


Unpretentiousness and consistency aren't the sexiest of attributes, but add passion and warm-heartedness and you'll begin to understand why there's seldom a seat going begging in this black-on-black hidey-hole. While the much-lauded, all-Italian wine list is voluptuous, the menu holds its own. The modest selection of seasonally driven dishes may include robust broccoli fritti - practically a meal in themselves - or Roman beans, squeaking to the bite, with egg, chives and crisp prosciutto. There's always pasta, of course, such as tagliatelle with prawns, capers, nubs of roast cauliflower and a hint of chilli. Or gnocchi, perhaps, with rich and mellow braised beef, pecorino and rosemary. The ricotta panna cotta with espresso caramel is a hardy perennial and should be followed swiftly by the warmth of a grappa. Vivid, contemporary, welcoming - little wonder Vini is such a stayer on the Surry Hills scene. Get there early.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $7-$18

    M $23-$36

    D $12-$14

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings lunch only
  • Chef:
  • Stephen Santucci & Andrew Cibej



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