Totò Champagne Wine Bar a suave new contender in Sydney’s bar scene

There’s no doubt that Sydneysiders love wine and the latest addition to the city’s list of must-visit wine venues promises an interesting twist to the tried and tested wine bar formula.

The conception of Antonio Ruggerino, Head Chef of popular Darlinghurst eatery Verde Restaurant and Bar, Totò Champagne Wine Bar is Sydney's newest boutique Champagne Wine Bar bringing suave sophistication to East Sydney.

Taking cue from the glamourous social scenes of the 1930s and 40s, Totò is both intimate and elegant, with its smooth jazz soundtrack creating an air of maturity and undeniable cool.

Conveniently located next door to Verde, this distinct new venue will quickly capture the attention of the Stanley Street crowd with its sleek, sexy interiors and premium selection of Champagne, international wines and signature cocktails.
Just as impressive as Totò’s thoughtfully curated Champagne and wine list is its Tasting Menu, which brings Ruggerino’s Southern Italian heritage to the plate with luxurious flair.

Menu offerings range from antipasti staples to more substantial dishes such as cavatelli al burro with poached quail egg, king fish carpaccio and duck rillettes, while patrons are encouraged to leave room to sample one of the delicious dessert offerings such as the aptly named 'Orgasm on a plate'.

When discussing the motivation behind his latest venture, Owner and Head Chef Antonio Ruggerino noted his desire to create a venue which gives Sydneysiders a chance to let their hair down and escape into a world of luxury for the evening.
“Totò Champagne Wine Bar is a celebration of everything I hold dear – excellent Champagne and wine paired harmoniously with delicious Italian fare and enjoyed in the company of close friends and family,” said Ruggerino.

“I’m excited for local wine lovers and foodies to experience a glimpse of this vision, whether visiting Totò to enjoy a pre-meal aperitif, an elegant dinner matched to wine or an after-hours night cap,” he added.

Totò Champagne Wine Bar is located at 119 Riley Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney and is open on Thursday and Friday 4pm to late and Saturday 6pm to late.

Bookings can be made by contacting or 02 9380 8899 or by visiting