Monday, December 26, 2011


Il Baretto will be reopening it's doors on Tuesday the 17th of January 2012.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011


For those of you interested in booking your last minute christmas parties we'd like to remind you that we do indeed take bookings for lunch and here are a couple of copies of our lunch/dinner time menus. Thanx!


'Suppli' - Italian snacks consisting of a ball of rice (generally risotto) with tomato sauce and raw egg around a piece of mozzarella; the whole morsel is soaked in egg, coated with breadcrumbsand then deep fried. ($10)

'Pork Belly & Ribs' - Slow oven roasted pork belly & ribs cooked in a vegetable stock and with garlic and rosemary. Served with apple, potatoes and suedes. ($28)

'Mezze Maniche' - Short tube pasta cooked in chilli, garlic, white wine, fresh diced tomatoes and served with baby prawns and mussels. ($26)

Thursday, November 24, 2011


'Caprese' - Insalata Caprese is a simple salad from the Italian region of Campania, made of sliced fresh buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, seasoned with salt, and olive oil. ($15)

'Calamari' - Fried squid (fried calamari) is a dish in Mediterranean cuisine. It consists of batter-coated, deep fried squid, fried for less than two minutes to prevent toughness. It is served plain, with salt and lemon on the side. ($15)

'Rigatoni with sausage and broccolini' - Large tubular pasta with pork & fennel sausage, pan fried bitter greens and topped off with pecorino cheese. ($26)

'Pork Chop' - Pork pan fried in beer and honey served with large coutons, wilted baby spinach, parmesan cheese and fresh rosemary ($28)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


'Scamorza' - Scamorza is an Italian cow's milk cheese, similar to mozzarella. In Italy, scamorza is more commonly made in the south rather than the north. Technically, scamorza is a product of Puglia, where it is made throughout Bari province. Our scamorza is served grilled and with pad fried radicchio. ($13)

'Tuna crocchette' - Deep fried balls of goodness made with tuna, breadcrumbs, egg, parmesan, lemon zest, parsley, olives & capers. This delicious appetizer is surpringly light and to be eaten with your fingers. ($14)

'Fettuccine alla norma' - This stunning pasta dish is one of the most traditional Sicilian recipes. The fettuccine are served with a rich tomato based sauce with chilli, garlic, fresh basil and topped off with ricotta salata. ($26)

'Straccetti alla romana' - This is a typical dish of the Lazio region in Italy. Thin strips of veal pan fried with rosemary and garlic. The veal is served with a rocket and crouton salad and caramelised onion. ($28)

Monday, October 31, 2011


Spaghetti with anchovies, capers, parsley, parmesan, fresh lemon juice, white wine, chilli & garlic. ($18)

Spaghetti with baby prawns in a light napoli sauce with rocket, chilli & garlic. ($22)

Thursday, October 27, 2011


il baretto is taking part in an iphone application which gives people an opportunity to find great hidden eateries around the Surry Hills area. We're very excited about this and it will be airing on TV next sunday. Here are some shots from the commercial shoot, doesn't Patricia look amazing in her first acting gig ever?!