Great Italian food without an enormous price tag and hip dining without pretension - Fratelli Paradiso is tiny, low-lit and perennially packed due to its chalkboard-style daily menu of delicious northern Italian classics. Indulge in their signature tender Sant Andrea lightly battered calamari served on a balsamic rocket dressing; rich, creamy and indulgent lasagna; and perfectly roasted lamb loin with creamy mash. With stylish dark-wooden furnishing and a vibrant outdoor terrace, Fratelli is a favourite of the local fashion, arts and media crowd. Don’t miss their lavish Italian coffee and on your way out, make sure you pick up an Italian pastry or two from their bakery next door. The Fratelli team have also recently opened an intimate wine bar and casual Italian eaterie, 10 William Street, located in a charming sidestreet in Sydney's chic Paddington district. No bookings.
Photography: Chris Colls