A New Italian Restaurant And Patisserie Opens its Doors in Barangaroo

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 25 July 2023

Dishing out Italian classics, pastries and a boutique cellar with take home wines.

Bottega Coco is not just a restaurant — the eatery calls itself a sophisticated haven for food enthusiasts who wants to immerse themselves in the essence of Italy whilst embracing the best of Sydney’s dining scene. It’s the newest kid on the block to enter Barangaroo’s strip of dining options, taking over the previous Bel & Brio corner space.

Bottega Coco places authenticity as the cornerstone of its food and drinks. It’s a journey inspired by Italy’s abundant culinary heritage, marrying together a tapestry of flavours using the finest sustainably sourced ingredients. The team pushes boundaries every time, led by Executive Chef Pier Davide Maiuri (whose experience saw him make his mark in Tokyo, Rome, Chicago and Bangkok). Whether it’s a time-honoured Italian classic or an imaginative creation that pushes the boundaries, you just know the team will bring elevated Italian onto every plate.

On the menu, expect to find delicious Italian classics as well as Bottega Coco’s own inventions. Try the Gnocchi alla Sorrentina (an Italian comfort food in rich tomato sauce), Champagne Risotto and Carre di Agnello (tender rack of lambs cooked to perfection). Bottega Coco are also serving up a breakfast menu to get you started on the right foot, with staples including the Breakfast Bruschetta and Italian Pan Baked Eggs if you’re wanting something heartier.

It’s not an Italian restaurant without a big focus on pastries and sweets, and at Bottega Coco, this is no different. They’ve brought on esteemed pastry chef, Vincent Gadan to the team, former Head Pastry Chef at Bistro Moncur and best known for his creation of Rami Kadi’s famous ‘La Perle D’Oman,’ Australia’s most expensive dessert. The Patisserie at Bottega Coco will be serving up delicious pastries like Coco’s L’Opera House (inspired by the city’s most famous landmark) as well as decadent macarons and croissants. 

Right next to the restaurant is the Boutique Cellar and Gifting Store, where you can browse through a carefully curated selection of the finest Australian and international wines, artisanal treats and one-of-a-kind gifts. It’s a space full of Italian charm, and offers the complete experience away from just a dining destination.

Bottega Coco is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 am until late. For more information, visit their website here.