Melbourne may have no shortage of Italian restaurants, but with its rustic decor and menu full of traditional treats, you can’t get much more authentic than Ecco IL Ristorante. Offering South Yarra diners a taste of Tuscany, at this family-run restaurant on Toorak Road’s shopping precinct you’ll find a range of wood-fired pizzas as well as some fresh meat and seafood dishes. Book ahead to score one of the best tables at this popular Italian eatery.
Located on Toorak Road in Sydney’s South Yarra, Ecco IL Ristorante gives diners a true Italian experience. Sit outside in the charming patio area with its rustic brick tiles and potted plants and dine al fresco, or head inside to the cosy candlelit dining room full of authentic charm with its traditional decor and wooden furniture. Begin your meal with some antipasti, like the calamari fritti (fried calamari with white balsamic mayonnaise) or some zuppa di pesce (raw beef fillet with evo oil, lemon and parmesan).
Serving up pizza just the way it is back in the chef’s native Tuscany, you know the woodfired offerings over at Sydney’s Ecco restaurant are the real deal. Try the pepata topped with tomato, mozzarella, hot salami, wood fire-roasted red peppers and chilli, or the salmone affumicato with Tasmanian smoked salmon, capers, dill, tomato and mascarpone. Round your meal off at South Yarra’s Ecco IL Ristorante by indulging in some tiramisu or sticky fig pudding with butterscotch ice cream – bellissimo!