Attenzione! A New Euro-Leaning Neighbourhood Spot Arrives In Redfern This July

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 17 June 2024
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Attenzione! A New Euro-Leaning Neighbourhood Spot Arrives In Redfern This July

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 17 June 2024

Your next obsession? It’s not a Netflix show, it’s Attenzione Food & Wine, the buzzy Euro diner landing in Redfern.

Redfern, Sydney’s beating heart of culture and cuisine, is about to get a touch more lively as Attenzione! Food & Wine, a new Euro-leaning diner and wine bar, is set to open its doors in late July.

The brainchild of four industry veterans – Felix Colman (Ragazzi, Fabbrica), Toby Davis (ex-Yellow), Toby Stansfield (Lola’s, The Old Fitz), and Dexter Kim (ex-Buffet Digital) – Attenzione promises a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with a focus on simple, delicious food and a carefully curated wine list.

Colman describes Attenzione! as the culmination of years of friendship and shared experiences. “We all have a deep love for great food, wine, and genuine hospitality,” he says. The team has taken those learnings and mixed up a recipe for a memorable dining experience.

The menu will take inspiration from across Europe, with a focus on share plates and snacks perfect for casual dining. Think gnocco fritto (fried dough pillows) with beef ragu, classic vitello tonnato (veal with tuna sauce), and comforting bowls of pasta.


For those after a more substantial offering, there will be cuts of dry-aged dairy cow sourced from Emilio’s, a favourite Sydney butcher amongst the team.

Wine lovers are in for a treat. The team is putting together a diverse wine list that celebrates interesting drops from around the globe. Expect to find full-bodied reds from Piedmont and Burgundy alongside lesser-known yet exciting varieties like savagnin and timorasso.

Attenzione is set to take over the former space of The Sunshine Inn on Redfern Street, Attenzione’s fit-out promises a warm and inviting atmosphere. Think mustard and aniseed tones, comfortable leather banquettes, and strategically placed mirrors to create a sense of space.

“We’re creating a fun restaurant that we’d personally love to visit,” says Colman. They hope Attenzione! becomes a local haunt, a place where you can drop in for a glass of wine and a bite to eat, or linger longer to taste a few varieties.

Keen to try Attenzione’s offering before they open their doors? Head to PS40 Bar in Chippendale on June 18th or 25th for their ‘Takeover Tuesday’ pop-up. Here you can sample a few dishes and get a taste of what’s to come in July.

ATTENZIONE! Food and Wine is set to open in late July 2024 at 180 Redfern Street in Redfern, For more updates, check out ATTENZIONE! on Instagram.