As with all great food and wine gatherings, we have also put careful thought into the music and ambience. The CicciaBella playlist comes courtesy of Carly Roberts of PICNIC Touring & Events, somewhat at the intersection of disco, dub, post punk and Balearic gems.

Meanwhile, architects Herbert & Mason have taken dining and seating down a more intimate route; the mood will be slightly darker, a little more intimate. This is about convivial dining for both small and large groups: banquette seating alongside smaller tables, bar seating and special “chef’s table” seating at the pass.

CicciaBella, will and always will be, a restaurant for the people and families of Bondi. Indeed, the name itself is derived from the famous 1960s toy that every Italian child will know – cicciobello – we just preferred a female vibe! We have a great kid’s menu that doesn’t talk down to them and especially doesn’t talk down to their health), that is familiar, yet interesting enough to get kids exploring seasonal ingredients. It is a menu that is designed to educate the next generation of diners.

We love our locals and this will always be a place for them to eat, drink, talk and laugh. Osteria, trattoria, enoteca, forno, bar, taverna, pasticceria – call it what you will, this is where we see Bondi locals eating for the next five years. We’re very excited to share our evolution with you.