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There’s something curious about Beppe de Vito’s venture on Market Street. ‘Value for money’ and ‘CBD’ aren’t usually mentioned in the same sentence, but de Vito’s new fine dining restaurant bucks that convention. At Art, he puts out the Italian food he’s known for – you must have heard of ilLido, &SONS and Southbridge – without inducing too much pain if you’re not swiping the company card.
Art takes cuisine classics and updates them with modern techniques. It’s not a place to take clients to if, like us, you make blissed-out faces around good food. Appetisers include an expertly balanced plate of raw red prawns topped with foie gras dusted in blood orange powder ($28) as well as tagliolini covered in oscietra caviar, enhanced with clam veloute and lemon garum. As for mains, you can't go wrong with Kagoshima wagyu served with radicchio and black garlic purée ($58). Another triumph is the beautifully plated seabass, eggplant cannolo and leeks ($45) complete with impossibly thin and shiny crispy fish skin.
While the à la carte options are well and good, we highly recommend opting for the tasting three-course ($68) or five-course ($98/$148/$198) tasting menus instead. It includes some plates from the main menu alongside other surprises that have us wondering how de Vito gives us so much for so little – and what’s stopping the rest from doing the same?
55 Market St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 12pm-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm; Sat 6pm-10.30pm|
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