Paddington’s Iconic Italian Restaurant Lucio’s Has Opened A Boutique Wine Store And Deli

Drink, Eat, Sydney / 9 September 2020

Head to Lucio’s Paddington to score delicious Italian vino and deli goods from their new wine store, The Thirsty Horse.

It’s one of Sydney’s favourite dining rooms. Nestled in the heart of leafy Paddington, Lucio’s has been serving up delicious authentic Italian eats to Sydneysiders for decades. In fact, Lucio’s has scored not one but two spots on our ‘Best Of’ restaurant guides, earning a mention in our Best Restaurants In Paddington and Best Italian Restaurants In Sydney guides.

But today, we’re not here to talk about booking a spot at Lucio’s dining room (which we would definitely recommend, and you can do so by clicking here). In fact, we’re sharing an exciting announcement about a new venture launched by the Lucio’s team that you can enjoy at home.

Meet The Thirsty Horse, the boutique wine store and deli now open at Lucio’s. It’s an exciting move for the beloved restaurant, giving Sydneysiders the chance to stock up on premium rare Italian wines, artisan Italian beers, gourmet deli goods, fresh pasta, meal kits and so much more.

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 3pm to 9pm, The Thirsty Horse is set to offer one of the best wine stores in Sydney. Stocked on the shelves are boutique Italian wines, with over 100 grape varietals on offer along with a range of local Australian drops as well.

The best bit? The Thirsty Horse is hosting FREE wine tastings every Saturday from 2-5pm. Swing by this Saturday, September 12th to join Stefano Atzeni from Italian wine importers Chentannos, who will be on-hand to guide you through his top picks as well as share his knowledge about winemaking and food pairings. Get in quick, these tastings are open to walk-ins only and spaces are limited.

Plus, The Thirsty Horse boasts a gourmet deli stocked with frozen meals, fresh pasta, delicious pasta sauces, salami, prosciutto, bresaola, mortadella, plus Lucio’s own blend of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and so much more. Plus you’ll also find a range of pre-batched cocktails, including Lucio’s signature house cocktail, the Bloody Negroni on offer.

The Thirsty Horse is now open at Lucio’s Paddington, open Tuesday to Saturday from 3pm to 9pm. Head online to order and browse the deli selection or swing by the store to stock up on these gourmet goods.