Co-owner/Head Chef Davide Rebeccato is Italian born and trained but has travelled extensively and worked overseas. He is inspired by local Australian produce to present his take on contemporary Italian cuisine. Aqua Dining has sophisticated, pared-back decor with lots of glass and stainless steel, because it’s all about the view, overlooking North Sydney Olympic Pool and across the harbour. The staff are extremely attentive and diners are left in no doubt that this is a fine dining establishment.
The Italian-inspired menu features many Australian specialities and Indigenous produce. The honey bugs are so sparklingly fresh that they are served only a lick of flame away from ‘crudo’ and accompanied by Mexican cucumber and pink globes of finger lime caviar. The meats in the main courses are given the long, slow treatment so they are rich and buttery, like the lamb neck served with grilled eggplant, chervil and black garlic.
PSST! Champagne lunches are offered on Saturdays and Sundays.