Fresh Pasta & Familiar Feels As Fabbrica Pasta Bar Welcomes Us Back

Eat, Sydney / 15 April 2024
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Fresh Pasta & Familiar Feels As Fabbrica Pasta Bar Welcomes Us Back

Eat, Sydney / 15 April 2024

Reunited and it feels so good!

There’s a familiar name back on the Darlinghurst dining scene, and pasta lovers are rejoicing. Fabbrica Pasta Bar, known for its fresh, handmade pasta and minimalist-intervention wine list, has reopened its doors after a successful stint in Balmain. This time, they’ve taken over the iconic location previously occupied by A Tavola, a beloved Italian restaurant.

Fabbrica Pasta Bar dining room

Stepping into the newly revamped space, you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere that reflects Fabbrica’s signature style – a blend of blue and cream colours, soft white curtains, and textured walls. A nod to the venue’s history is preserved with the inclusion of A Tavola’s original streetside communal table, a familiar spot for many in the neighbourhood.

The menu itself strikes a delightful balance between tradition and innovation. Fans of Fabbrica’s classics can rest assured – their favourites are all present. The legendary spaghetti cacio e pepe, a dish that has garnered a loyal following, remains a cornerstone of the menu. For those who crave seafood, the blue swimmer crab and chilli tonnarelli is another must-try. And don’t forget the crowd-pleasing cotoletta alla Milanese, a reinterpretation of the classic pub schnitzel with a distinctly Italian flair.

Fabbrica Pasta Bar red pasts

But Fabbrica isn’t resting on its laurels. The Darlinghurst location offers a selection of dishes exclusive to this new chapter. One such dish is the nebbiolo-braised beef short rib, a slow-cooked masterpiece paired perfectly with cauliflower and gremolata.

Leading the culinary charge is Executive Chef Scott McComas-Williams, whose passion for Italian cuisine shines through in every dish. He’s collaborated with Head Chef Damiano Balducci to create a menu that showcases the beauty of fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Fabbrica Pasta Bar tiramisu

As with any good Italian restaurant, wine takes centre stage. Group Director Matthew Swieboda has curated a thoughtful wine list featuring organic and biodynamic varieties, with a focus on both Italian imports and Australian-grown options. Whether you prefer a classic glass of wine or a creative cocktail, Fabbrica’s beverage selection has something to complement your meal.

The return of Fabbrica Pasta Bar to Darlinghurst signifies more than just another dining option. It’s a homecoming for a beloved local, and a chance for new audiences to discover the magic of their fresh pasta and welcoming atmosphere. We don’t know about you but we’re certainly raising a toast to the return of this Sydney institution!