Restaurant Guide

Totti’s: Restaurant review

Fresh on the Bondi scene, this Mediterranean-style restaurant features a menu driven by wood fire, Italian snacks, retro classics and fun times.

Address

283 Bondi Rd,
Bondi, Sydney NSW

Hours

Mon-Sat 11.30am-10pm
Sun 11.30am-9pm

Prices

E $10-$16
M $26-$44
D $10-15
Dégustation $65 (for groups of 8 or more)

Fun, vibrant and endlessly shareable, Totti's is a place for everyone. Litres of Negroni for the primed and primped Sunday-sessions crowd, orange cordial for the kids, big charry pillows of wood-fired bread with snacks – San Daniele prosciutto, burrata drenched in olive oil and heirloom tomatoes among them – for all and sundry. Enthusiastic waitstaff encourage sharing, and it's a good idea, but dishes as moreish as an al dente linguine coated in bright green pesto and smothered in herbs and parmesan may convince otherwise. Vegetables continue to shine in sides of broccolini jazzed up with anchovy and almonds, or in a creamy, chilli-spiked corn polenta, accompanying mains such as a whole roast chicken from the wood oven, crisp of skin, juicy of flesh. Come dessert, classics with a sense of play are the main brief, but the highlight is the simple tart of the day with buttery, shortcrust pastry encasing seasonal fruits – autumn plums and pear, perhaps. The piazza-like courtyard, complete with gnarled olive tree, is transportive and abuzz, the room warm and welcoming, and then there's the no-frills pub, The Royal, at the front. Indeed, a place for all. Bravo Merivale.
Phone:
(02) 9114 7371
Bookings:
Bookings recommended
Features:
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair access
  • Outdoor dining
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Diners Club
Chefs:
Mike Eggert & Khan Danis
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.
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