Can’t get a table at the wildly popular Italian & Sons? Scoot around the back to the sleek wine bar they’ve just opened. You could wait it out with a drink from the impressive regional Italian wine list – the Terrazze Tenuta Mazzolino Pinot Nero is a highlight – but the bar also offers simple but authentic antipasti, pizzas and pasta. The Sicilian anchovies give golden fried mozzarella a salty kick, while a creamy lardo charcuterie is laced with hints of rosemary. If you’re after something more substantial, the house-made pasta (which changes daily) could be orecchiette with pork sausage and broad bean ragù.  The friendly service and the open fire in the centre of the room make it very tempting to settle in for the night. 

Italian & Sons | 7 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

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