If it’s a weeknight, say a Tuesday night, and it’s 10pm, and you’re in Darlinghurst or Surry Hills, you may have no other choice but to eat at Belloccio. Every other restaurant on the way from Potts Point to Oxford Street was packing up and closing down; there was not a one open. The Indian restaurant a few doors down was still open, but this looked the furthest from fast food.
Sometimes Sydney surprises me like that. Canadian cities always have a handful of interesting cafes and diners and ethnic restaurants that are open. In Vancouver, there’s wonton and noodles open until past midnight any night of the week. But I digress.
We ordered off a pretty basic menu. My better half had chicken risotto and I went for the chicken schnitzel, and it was pretty much perfect. The fries were super crisp. The chicken had the right batter, and was well done. The risotto got good reviews though was found to be a little large as a serving for that time of night (we took half of it home).
They weren’t serving alcohol at that time of night (slightly confusing, since the menu had wine by the glass and they said it wasn’t licensed, but so be it). $60 for two main courses and two bottles of pelligrino. Expensive but beggars can’t be choosers and we were just happy to get a meal, and that the meal turned out to be just fine.