As Andrea Da Como’s (D.O.C., Baby, Builders Arms Hotel) fiancée shopped in Milan, Italy’s fashion capital, he made use of the time by exploring the city’s restaurant scene. It was when Da Como stepped into Dry – a polished pizza and cocktail bar – he came up with the idea for Tipico, the modern Italian restaurant he opened in Windsor with Marco Scalisi (Ti Amo, Swillhouse Group, Tokyo Tina) in 2018.
The current space was put together by interior design firm Mitchell & Eades, with accents of concrete and wood throughout the venue. The bar is made from terrazzo concrete typically found on the floor in traditional Italian homes.
On the menu you’ll still find classics but with subtle twists and modern plating, such as the Fiore di Burrata – updated with smoked peace purée, tomato gel and panelle (Sicilian-style chickpea fritters).
Other menu highlights by Sardinian-born head chef Andrea Serreli include the eggplant parmigiana, swordfish crudo and the classic veal cotoletta. Seafood is sourced from Ocean Made and cheese from La Latteria, the mozzarella laboratory from That’s Amore Cheese founder Giorgio Linguanti.
When it comes to wine, reds from Italy’s Piedmont and Abruzzo regions and whites from Veneto and Sicily are imported by Trembath and Taylor, Mezzanine Wine and Winestock. The cocktail list features the Venice Sunset with Aperol, gin and ruby grapefruit, and the Milano Sour, that’s served with a whisky-infused panettone.
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