Repair and Relax

2 Jul

Several weeks ago La V sustained another hit of water damage due to the rain and we’ve had to close for repair work. We are so sorry to close like this, just when we were getting to know you all! We are taking a trip to Sicily to replenish our inspiration and taste buds. We’ll keep you posted on La V’s re-opening day.


Secret Foodies at La V

3 Apr

Last month we joined up with Sydney’s coolest eating club Secret Foodies. Themed around a night at a Sicilian market, Fabio sent out a multi-course dinner for 30 Secret Foodies guests that showcased Sicilian food including salty chickpea pannelle (fritters) and pasta with prawns, pistachio pesto and tomato. Frangelico accompanied dessert, cute espresso cups full of tiramisu and mini berry zabiglione and roasted figs with lemon ricotta cream. Alex convinced Fabio and Stefano to don the Secret Foodie masks.

Food Porn

17 Mar

The dirty words in food right now are sugar and gluten. We at La V cater for gluten free guests with some of our slow-cooked meat and fish dishes adapted to take out the gluten, carbs and other calorie laden ingredients – letting the fresh produce shine. But sugar, oh we hail thee! Showcasing one of our best desserts – made most certainly with dolce sugar, behold the chocolate crepes. Sometimes they are paired with wine-cooked cherries, but for now, the plumpest and sweetest strawberries of the season.

Authentic, Italian, Bellissimo. What they are saying about La Vucciria on Eatability

29 Feb

At La Vucciria we love when our diners are seated, enjoying their dinner, getting warmed up with the wine and going with the laid back Italian vibe.

Here’s what they said about La Vucciria on

“Absolutely amazing. This is by far the best Italian I’ve had outside of Italy.” Jasmine A.

“The Italian food served here is what Surry Hills has been waiting a long time for. It is very reminiscent of dining in Italy and has an authenticity seldom seen in Australia.” Darios

“What a find! Fantastic food. I can’t remember the last time I was blown away by a Sydney restaurant. We had for starters a selection of scallops (perfect), involtini (out of this world), prosciutto with figs (perfect flavour blend).” Brett S

“Really good experience, good service and beautiful food. Definitely we will be going back there.” Diguyy


Celebrate Mardi Gras in Paddington’s La V Sicilian Style!

28 Feb

Pull up a seat at La V and watch the fabulousness of Mardi Gras parade pass by so close you’ll be dusted in glitter! We are celebrating with happy hour Sicilian style with canapes. There’s also tequila boom boom for $5 each. What’s a tequila boom boom? It’s Italian for shooter with twist. We’re lining them up! See you Saturday!

Line them up!

Eating Regionally

27 Feb

Italy’s food is divided in flavour and ingredients by its regions, so you can expect to eat tortellini in Bologna and osso buco in Milan. At La V we do Sicilian food with simple, tasty ingredients. When Fabio finds ingredients too good not to share, he’ll whip up an Italian dish with a Sicilian bent. Like this plate of burrata – a cheese hailing from Puglia with a creamy center that oozes out when you cut into it, melt-in-the-mouth proscuitto from Parma and figs, now in season and the fruit that represents Sicily. The perfect summer antipasto!

This plus a glass of our new crisp Italian Chardonnay - Perfection on a plate

Buon Natale! (and Felice Anno)

19 Dec

We here at La V have been celebrating Christmas with lashings of prosecco, panettone and some cotechino for good measure. In Italy at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve it’s the done thing to eat some lentils to bring you good luck. We are closing from Christmas Day and will be back on Jan 4th 2012 to toast the new year with you all. Happy Holidays!

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