Bistecca is an unashamedly Italian classic cocktail bar and restaurant by hospitality duo James Bradey and Warren Burns (Grandma’s, The Wild Rover, Wilhemina’s), dedicated to Tuscany’s revered cut of steak, bistecca alla Fiorentina, alongside an Italian grape varietal wine focus.
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.
After the painstaking task of touring Italy for the best steak and wine, Bradey and Burns decided on the cut of steak, bistecca alla Fiorentina, made famous in Florence centuries ago and celebrated worldwide. Cut and weighed, then presented to diners, the steak is cooked fireside over charcoal, wood and olive branches for smokiness 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.
Descending down from Dalley Street, guests are greeted into the warm and inviting bar featuring a Carrara marble-top bartop and a great selection of drinks on draught including an exclusive Four Pillars Negroni, Aperol spritz plus beer and wine on tap.
The concealed dining room features a central open hearth, butcher’s block, domed ceilings with brick cladding. Reservations are available for 6 or more.
The wine shop draws inspiration from a classic Italian cellar and features original terrazzo floors. Guests are invited to choose a bottle off the shelf during dinner to be served by us.
Currently, we do not offer takeaway sales.