In late 2018, an Italian restaurant with olive trees, woodfired bread and next-level pasta opened inside Bondi pub The Royal. Called Totti’s, it was an instant hit in the eastern suburbs and has become a Sydney legend within half a decade. And, it’s since expanded to the CBD and Rozelle. You’ll find Bar Totti’s inside Merivale’s inner-city Ivy Precinct.
Like its beachside sister, it has the beloved charred bread alongside an extended menu of antipasto plates and snacks — spanning twenty different plates, with sardines, scallop crudo, burrata, anchovies, nduja, octopus and baked cheese all on the list. But, unlike its sibling, it’s also home to high-energy party vibe, serving up food and drinks till 2am three nights a week.