Restaurant Reviews

Buon Ricordo: Restaurant review

Address

108 Boundary St
Paddington, Sydney, NSW

Hours

Lunch Fri-Sat noon-3pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

Prices

E $33-$38
M $32-$64
D $23

REVIEW

Luxury takes many forms. While the walls of this solid, two-storey villa all but groan under the weight of owner Armando Percuoco's collection of fine art, you get the feeling that he is personally moved just as much by the ratio of tomato, bread and oil on the bruschetta as he is by the balance of oils on his favourite Judy Cassab canvas. This is a place informed by his diverse passions, and while he has stepped away from the stoves (the very capable David Wright is on the tools), the power of his personality is everywhere from the big, clean flavours of the menu (sage underlining fried brains on lentils, chilli enlivening sweet crab on buttery tagliatelle) to the courtly wit of the jacketed waiters. The art, the white jackets and the fine copper pots holding the soufflé-like baked torta mascarpone all come at a cost, of course, but for this crowd it's all money well spent.

Phone:
(02) 9360 6729

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Private room

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
David Wright

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.