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Corso Brio

Restaurants, Italian Darling Harbour
Tables in a dimly lit dining room
Photograph: Supplied/Kimberley Low

Time Out says

A swish, modern Italian supper club hides inside a Barangaroo food and wine emporium

When Bel and Brio opened in 2016, it was primarily a marketplace inspired by Europe’s grand food halls, packed with fresh produce, imported pantry staples and wine. Ready-made takeaway meals or coffee and a quick bite were the only proper dining options. That hasn't changed, but in 2019, the team decided to make room for a more elegant experience, and so Corso Brio was born.

The intimate dining room is a handsome space, all walnut panelling, plush armchairs, cosy booths and white tablecloths. And while the menu certainly has an Italian focus, most of the produce comes from the restaurant’s own organic farm on the NSW Central Coast, which gives the food an Australian accent.

À la carte options might include the likes of burrata with tomatoes and 12-year-old balsamic vinegar from Modena, Wagyu beef carpaccio, housemade pastas and hefty mains like pork belly or smoked duck breast. For an almost unheard of bargain (in Sydney, anyway), opt for the degustation menu, which scores you six courses plus housemade bread and coffee for $99.

Details

Address: T3.01 300 Barangaroo Ave
Barangaroo
2000
Contact:
Opening hours: Mon-Sat noon-3pm & 6-11pm
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