Sciue Sciue Ristorante Italiano
Pronounced “shoe-eh shoe-eh” and Neapolitan for “hurry, hurry”, this authentic Italian restaurant boasts some of Sydney’s most famous as regulars (makeup artist Napoleon Perdis loves it). It’s easy to see why. Owner Paola Toppi has set about creating fresh, traditional cuisine that’s faithful to her hometown of Naples.
Handmade pasta steals the show; most often combined with freshly sourced seafood and creamy pasta sauces. Perhaps the most talked about dish is the black truffle tagliatelle – a rich mix of butter, parmesan, stock and sliced black truffle.
Cured meats are also taken seriously, with the restaurant sourcing its cuts from the designated meat room at sister eatery Bar Machiavelli. These meats feature on the antipasti board alongside a vast selection of cheese and olives, generously sized like most of the meals here.
The extensive wine list has something to suit every palate, with BYO an option Monday to Thursday with $10 corkage.
Crisp white tablecloths, matching white walls and simple decor mirror the fresh simplicity of the food. If you’re not in the mood to dine in, Sciue Sciue sells its fresh pasta at Gourmet Life in Darling Point.