Bar Infinita Brings Little Italy To Gordon

Drink, Eat, Sydney / 14 March 2024

From Firedoor to Gordon, Chef Iervolino ignites Bar Infinita.

For those on the North Shore looking for a new local haunt with a touch of Italian charm, Bar Infinita in Gordon is a welcome addition. Launched in early March, this restaurant and bar offers a taste of modern Italy, with a focus on fresh, seasonal produce and a warm, inviting atmosphere.

The brainchild of local identity Taran Tamana (owner of Avenue Road Cafe in Mosman), Bar Infinita fills a gap in the neighbourhood with a lively yet relaxed space to enjoy good food and drinks. Stepping inside, you’re greeted by a design that marries the classic Italian wine bar feel – think deep burgundy tiles and wooden accents – with a touch of contemporary Milanese style.

Interiors at Bar Infinita

The menu, overseen by Chef Francesco Iervolino, boasts a pedigree that will impress any lover of Italian cuisine. Iervolino brings his experience from acclaimed Sydney restaurants like Firedoor and Ormeggio to bear, crafting dishes that showcase his expertise in modern Italian cooking, all the while paying homage to traditional techniques.

One such technique is the use of a wood-fired oven. This isn’t just for pizzas (although you won’t find those here). Instead, it’s used to add a smoky depth of flavour to everything from steaks – including a tempting Riverina Black Angus T-bone – to focaccia.

Menu items at Bar Infinita

Housemade pastas are another highlight. Diners can expect classics like rigatoni Amatriciana alongside more adventurous options featuring lobster or squid ink. Antipasti plays a starring role too, with a selection of cured meats, marinated olives, and grilled seafood offering the perfect way to start a leisurely evening.

The drinks list reflects the same commitment to quality and Italian flair. Alongside house-made Limoncello and Amalfi Sours, there’s an extensive wine list curated by none other than Giorgio de Maria, the owner of the popular Darlinghurst wine bar, Paski Vineria Popolare.

Fire stove at Bar Infinita

Whether you’re a local resident looking for a new place to unwind after work, or a Sydneysider seeking a taste of Italy without the trek to the inner city, Bar Infinita is worth a visit. With its focus on fresh produce, delicious food, and a welcoming atmosphere, it’s set to become a favourite among North Shore diners.

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