Legendary owner Lucio Galletto pulls the culinary strings at his iconic Paddington restaurant, and he has entrusted Chef George Kohler (ex-Monopole) with ensuring the DNA of Lucio’s is kept intact. Whether it is the stellar art hanging on its walls, the warmth of the greeting, or rubbing shoulders with some of the Eastern Suburbs elite, dining at Lucio’s always delivers a unique experience.
The menu is a celebration of Italian cuisine, showcasing the core flavour profile of the produce in an uncomplicated manner. Vitello tonnato – thinly sliced rare veal fillet attractively criss-crossed with tuna mayonnaise and garnished with crispy capers – is a pleasing way to start. Costoletta di vitello con polenta delivers a large spiced veal cutlet with warm polenta, grilled zucchini and roasted pepitas. Or you could opt for the anatra arrosto con barbabietole, nicely roasted duck, served with the perfect accompaniment of beetroot, plum, dates and puffed farro.
PSST! Dining at Lucio’s is not about rushing, it is about slowly indulging and sharing the moment with friends, over some lovely bottles of Italian wine.