Bistecca is one of Australia’s most unique dining experiences. An unashamedly Italian classic cocktail bar and restaurant dedicated to Tuscany’s revered cut of steak, Bistecca alla Fiorentina.
Spanning three distinct spaces in a heritage-fronted building on Bridge Street, and accessed via Dalley Street at the rear, Bistecca delivers the ambience and bravado of Italy’s famed ristorante and enoteca via a cocktail bar, 50-seat restaurant, and adjoining wine store. Bistecca alla Fiorentina was made famous in Florence centuries ago and celebrated worldwide. At Bistecca, it’s cut and weighed, then presented to diners before being cooked fireside over charcoal to a perfect medium-rare. The steak is left to rest and served in traditional Italian fashion, well-seasoned with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. The wine list solely features Italian grape varieties, sourced from only Italy and Australia.
The cocktail list features Amaro from across the world and a variety of Negronis. A $15 Tanqueray cocktail will be available during the festival.