Making the most of Glebe Point Road’s inner-city Sydney environment, located in a gorgeous heritage sandstone building set back from the street, Fountain 77 Italian Restaurant is the kind of restaurant that makes you turn your head as you walk past. Fronted by a lush garden – perfect for al fresco dining or a refreshing afternoon or early evening drink – this establishment is a perennially popular eatery accommodating everyone from romantic couples to large parties. Fountain 77’s affordable, opulent, and all-Italian three-course set menu for groups of fifteen or more cements its reputation as one of Glebe’s best restaurants.
While some of Sydney’s best and most affordably authentic Italian food graces the tables at Glebe’s Fountain 77 Italian Restaurant, the stage is also graced by a roster of live music, making this already atmospheric eatery into something extra-special on the odd week and weekend night with jazz and piano. Romantic diners are advised to book wisely – nothing like a softly tinkling set of ivories to complement the already advantageous impression a candlelit Italian dinner makes on that special someone. Larger parties are also easily accommodated at this Glebe Point Road Italian, with private rooms and a total capacity of 150 guests.
While Fountain 77 Italian Restaurant’s set menu is only available for parties of fifteen or more, it gives a good indication of how this Sydney restaurant maintains its authentic, classically-structured offering of Italian cuisine. Antipasto platters to share include dips and cheeses, arancini, zucchini, rocket, pear, walnut and parmesan salad with a balsamic reduction and the chef’s daily whimsy thrown in for good measure. Carpaccio pesce takes fresh, raw king fish, asparagus and rocket and submits it to a simple, rustic olive oil, lemon pepper dressing. Secondi of lamb shanks, parmigiana, grilled barramundi and pollo limone, gnocchi, risotto and more cover many traditional Italian bases. Finish with homemade tiramisu, panna cotta, or creme brulee, and your banquet down Glebe Point Road is complete. Catering to vegetarians, gluten-intolerant, and entirely wheelchair accessible, Glebe’s Fountain 77 has something for everyone – as long as you’re up for the real deal in Italian eating.