Caffe Bartolo becomes Bartolo

Relaunched on 3 July, Bartolo now serves lunch and dinner 7 days a week and brunches on weekends – along with amazing cocktails. Check out their Book the Bar promotion available throughout July.

“My vision for Bartolo was always to create a space that felt like our little Italian home that catered for amazing drinking and dining experiences across both day and night,” says owner Jared Merlino. Now with PSA approval for Bartolo – which was home to bills for 23 years – along with a name update, some changes to the venue have been made, including a distinct bar area, with beautiful walnut floorboards and bar-height tables and stools to cater for those who want a more drinks-focused experience. Extended trading hours allow focus to return to Bartolo’s strengths: cocktails, long lunches and late-night dining.


Chef Teofilo Nobrega’s menu offers the perfect combination of smaller meals to enjoy alone, or larger portions and plates to share alongside a cocktail or Italian wine. As expected, house-made pastas enjoy a prominent place on the menu, with several varieties available to try each day. Larger dishes such as the 600g rib eye on the bone or the pan-roasted organic free-range chicken with all’amatriciana sauce are designed to be shared between guests and can be accompanied by a range of delicious side dishes.


The weekend brunch menu is available from 9am to 3pm and features rotating specials, which can be enjoyed with coffee, tea or breakfast cocktails.

With Grazia di Franco leading the bar, a new winter cocktail list has been launched, and the creativity behind these innovative drinks has been wowing guests so far.

Book the Bar Promotion for the whole month of July

Book a seat at Bartolo's recently renovated 13-seater cocktail bar area for lunch or dinner on any given day between 12pm–10pm and receive 49% off your drinks bill. Available for the whole month of July, any day of the week. (Strict 1.5 hour time limit and RSA apply. Only 13 seats available at any one time, bookings commencing from 12pm–10pm. Confirmation depends on configuration and existing bookings. Guest must label booking with BOOKTHEBAR at the time of making the booking for the discount to apply.)


359 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

0455 027 378


New Trading Hours

Monday to Friday

   Espresso Bar: 7am–12am

   Restaurant and cocktail bar: 12pm–12am


   Espresso Bar: 8am–12am

   Restaurant and cocktail bar: 9am–12am


   Espresso Bar: 8am–10pm

   Restaurant and cocktail bar: 9am–10pm