I caught up with a girlfriend in Sydney recently and we ate at Popolo in Rushcutters Bay. Sydneysiders love a new restaurant and it is clear they love Popolo. The owners Flavio Carnevale and Fabio Dore are well known in the Italian dining scene and have created a modern Italian eatery and bar which is buzzing and has been packed every night since it opened. Attention to detail is evident - from the simple and sophisticated design, to the styling of the waitstaff to the classic menu, which is inspired by the owners' childhood favourites. I don't get out much, and could have stayed well into the night sipping on the fine red wine, enjoying the ambience. Open for breakfast soon.
50 McLachlan Avenue Rushcutters Bay www.popolo.com.au