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Ah, the joys of this tiny, awesome Italian wine bar. If you can get in, that is

It’s one of the busiest little bars in Surry Hills, offering wines by the glass from most areas of the boot. Trying to get a seat past 7pm is a fool’s errand, though we can tell you that turning up either early or later in the evening will result in some good vinous fun. The list, which is predominantly natural leaning, or has seen some generous skin contact, is the work of the effervescent Giorgio Di Maria. He flies around the room pouring wine and handing out cheese like an Italian hummingbird. He might pour you an off-dry riesling blend from Alto Altege, or maybe it’ll be a light, smashable red from Etna, perfect with a serve of caramelised pork ribs, all sticky and charred and salty.  All the food here is drinking food: simple small plates designed to be picked at and chatted over like a simple dish of sautéed baby cavolo nero, or a thicket of asparagus and little broad beans hiding a serve of fresh cheese. Bueno.

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By Myffy Rigby   |   Photos by Daniel Boud

121 BC details

Address
Shop 4
50 Holt St, Surry Hills 2010

Telephone 02 9699 1582

Transport
Nearby Stations: Central

Price per person including drinks Up to $50

Open Bar Tue-Sat 5pm-midnight; bottle shop Mon-Sat 3-9pm

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