What is it? A cracking Surry Hills Italian from the Bistrot 916 team with amped-up trattoria classics that will stay with you long after you've said arrivederci.
Why we love it: How much time do you have? From the pretty and zingy artichokes to the plump and juicy prawn ravioli and Paddle Pop-like veal milanese, every dish that comes out of Pellegrino’s kitchen is hands down delicious. Just like at Nonna’s house. The electric artworks, friendly service and top-notch Negronis are also great.
Time Out tip: Don’t skip dessert. Begin with a superb crema caramello which is served with a humongous plate of cream (not unlike the Leaning Tower of Pisa), and finish with grown-up Limoncello jelly shots – except Pellegrino’s version swaps the shot glass for segments of lemon. Fun.