Art + Music form a big part of the CicciaBella brand representing an Italian cultural journey.

Artist in Residence

Benzo is an artist influenced by modernists in design and architecture.

Benzo wanted to work for restaurants because he’s interested in situations based on ideas from French philosopher Guy Debord. Described in 1958 as: “a moment of life concretely and deliberately constructed by the collective organisation of a unitary ambiance and a game of events”  in short the construction of situations, moments of life deliberately constructed for the purpose of reawakening and pursuing authentic desires.

“I think this can be achieved in restaurants… and as Sydney is geographically quite sprawled out, restaurants are pretty important to life in Sydney” Benzo @spooki_policeman


Accompanied by CicciaBella’s own art collection featuring:

Jamie Preisz                       @jamiepreisz
Derek Henderson             @derekhendersonphoto
Matthew Bax                      @matthewbax
Beni Single                          @listentobeni
Daimon Downey                @daimon_downey
Vicki Lee                               @vickileelee
Noah Taylor                         @noahtaylorart
Mike Delaney                      @mikesydney3000
Rennie Ellis                          @rennieellisphotographiarchive



‘We’re excited to be working with CicciaBella on the music at Bondi Beach and Parramatta.

The music has to compliment the other elements that make up a great restaurant. We’re lucky enough to be working with a strong musical legacy at CicciaBella that has been carefully developed by Maurice Terzini and Picnic over time. It takes in punk and dub, 80s disco and the latest mid-tempo electronica. We’re adding new music you need to know next to tracks you forgot you loved… it’s got attitude and suits the decor and menu perfectly.’ Dan Lywood, Playlister.

Collaborations with Pav Modern and Picnic Touring & Events.


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