Owned by the same people as Icebergs, North Bondi Italian Food (located in North Bondi:)), doesn’t take reservations and is very popular so you need to get there early to put your name in. But it’s worth it! The restaurant itself is lively, young and a fun place to end the day with drinks and yummy Italian food. And let’s not forget about the view…stunning beach view, toned surfing bodies, sunset…doesn’t get much better than that!
To start we got the Beet Salad with goat cheese, spring onions, and beet juice…deilcious! I’d love to recreate this at home for guests. The beet juice drizzled on top was so pretty and accentuated the distinctive beet flavor that I love. For my entrée, my eyes immediately caught the Spaghetti “Arrabbiata” Crab – cooked in a paper bag…what?! Arrabbiata is one of my favorite Italian pastas and overall I was just curious. I have before and after photos below of the presentation…clever. It was interesting eating out of a bag but the flavors were there and I loved the addition of crab…yum! I would definitely get this again. My mom got the Pork Schnitzel which was incredible. So tender and juicy. The breading was crispy and not too heavy. If you like schnitzel, this is a winner!
For sides we got the crispy garlic and rosemary potatoes…whoa…those were good! And the steamed broccoli with garlic and chili. I always have to have some green in my meal. It wasn’t anything crazy but exactly what I wanted and very good.
Overall I really liked this spot and if I lived there I would go here often, assuming I could get in:) I think this restaurant is perfect for many occasions and situations – birthday get togethers, girls night out, date night, etc.