Love, Tilly Devine is opening an Italian wine and pasta bar in Sydney

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The wine jockeys behind Love, Tilly Devine in Darlinghurst and Dear Sainte Eloise in Potts Point are branching out into italian territory with their third venue Ragazzi opening in Sydney's CBD next month.

Love, Tilly Devine pushes minimal intervention wines from around Australia, while Dear Sainte Eloise puts French drops first. Owners Matthew Swieboda and Nathanial Hatwell’s new 38-seat wine and pasta bar on Angel Street will, naturally, fills its shelves with Italian labels. 

The menu will feature half a dozen fresh pastas daily, made by chef and co-owner Scott Williams (formerly Bacco Osteria). He’ll be focussing on seafoods like sea urchins and crabs, and seasonal vegetables. Meats will come to the restaurant, for the most part, whole, to be used throughout the week. Along with pastas will also be a substantial selection of snacks and small dishes, with flavours drawn from the Mediterranean.

While so many restaurateurs are opening sibling wine bars to their restaurants – Shane Delia’s new wine bar Maha East opened at the end of June, and George Calombaris announced that his now-closed fine-diner the Press Club will be replaced by a more casual, wine-driven venue – Ragazzi, meaning "children" or "mates", will mark the first foray in a more food focussed venue for the bar team. 

The wine list will comprise of 250 bottles from Italy and Australia, focussing heavily on natural, interesting drops. 20 rotating bottles will be opened for by-the-glass pours.