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A little piece of Italy with Sydney's best view

Balla is a modern interpretation of traditional Italian cuisine.

The addition of a wood-fired grill to Stefano Manfredi's Italian kitchen reflects his dedication to delivering truly authentic cuisine.

We welcome guests into the Balla Aperitivi Bar for pre-dinner drinks or fast-tracked dining. With its stunning views over Sydney Harbour, the bar is at Balla's heart.​

Manfredi returns to the Sydney dining scene with what he describes as the most Italian restaurant he has ever done.

Book your table at Balla now! If you’re looking for the best Sydney restaurants, you need to be thinking The Star!


Awards for Balla:

One Chef's Hat (2015):
SMH Good Food Guide 2015
Two Glasses (2015):
Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Guide
Three Glasses - Very Highly Recommended (2014):
Australia's Wine List of the year Awards
One Glass - Award of Excellence (2014):
Wine spectator
One Chefs Hat (2014):
SMH Good Food Guide
Two Chef's Hats (2014):
2014 Gualt & Millau Sydney Restaurant Guide
 
 

Stefano Manfredi has influenced the way we eat since opening
Restaurant Manfredi in 1983

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Balla at The Star
  • ​Thursday 25 December

    Christmas Day Lunch at Balla

    If you're in the mood for more European fare this Christmas lunch then Balla's four-course Italian family-style feast is just the thing. Share antipasti, two pasta dishes, followed by Australian toothfish and roast turkey and panettone Christmas pudding to finish.​

     

    Bookings via Guest Services 1800 700 700.

     

    Dinner as per normal à la carte menu.

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  • ​Tuesday 4 November

    Balla

    Join us at Balla for a 3 course lunch including a glass of prosecco on arival during Melbourne Cup. $115 per person, seating 1:00pm.

     

    Bookings via Guest Services 1800 700 700.

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  • ​Available 1 - 31 October
    12 - 2pm Tuesday to Friday

    $38 Lunch at Balla

    ​Enjoy a two course lunch from Balla, inclusive of 1 glass of wine, soft drink or mineral water for $38.

     
    ENTRÉE: Burrata with asparagus and lemon zest | Poached calamari with lentils and beetroot purée | Pork’s head salad
     
    MAINS: Risotto with saffron and zucchini flower | Filleted fish of the day | Wood-grilled wagyu brisket with zucchini caponata
     
    DOLCE: Wild berry granita | Profiterole with hazelnut custard |Orange tart with chocolate ice cream
     
     
    Bookings via balla@echoent.com.au or 02 9657 9129.
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  • ​Tuesday 4 November

    Melbourne Cup

    ​It’s the race that stops a nation, so make sure you have a prime position for all the fun of the Melbourne Cup 2014.
     
    The Star is the perfect place to hold your Melbourne Cup function or to grab a group of friends and watch the race.
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  • Tuesday 3 February 2015

    Regional Dinner Series

    Allow Stefano Manfredi to take you oon a culinary journey through the Calabrese kitchen, where you will be introduced to a selection of traditional souther dishes.
     
     
    Ticket cost from $95 per person.
    4-course regionally inspired menu..
     
    Booking essential, pleae call 02 9657 9129.
     
     
  • Private Dining at Balla

    Balla has a beautiful private dining room with spectacular harbour and city views available for functions and events. Click below for more information on holding your event at The Star.
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  • Free Parking is on the Menu

    ​Spend $100* or more at BLACK by ezard, Balla or Sokyo to receive free parking. Validate your parking ticket when settling the bill.

    *Subject to availability. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Spend on cash, credit or debit card.

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A delightful menu inspired by modern Italian cuisine

Balla is a reflection of a true Italian Osteria. Stefano Manfredi's menu is generous, yet focused, from its range of antipasti and pasta right through to the wide selection of seafood, meat and vegetables cooked over the 100 year old seasoned Ironbark wood-fired grill.

A LA CARTE MENU
Lunch Menu (incl. 2-course LET'S DO lunch)
Dessert Menu

Please note our pre-theatre menu will be available from Friday, 28 November.

*Menu items are subject to availability.


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Stefano Manfredi

Stefano Manfredi has influenced the way we eat since first opening The Restaurant Manfredi in 1983 (Three Chefs Hats - 1995). Since then, Manfredi has owned and operated several restaurants in Sydney, most notably the award winning Restaurant Manfredi (1983-1996) and Bel Mondo (1996-2002).


In 2007, Stefano took the helm at Manfredi at Bells (One Chefs Hat – 2008 to present; Good Living Sustainability Award; Best Regional Wine List - 2012 SMH Good Food Guide Awards). Here he has overseen the planting of 500 square meters of gardens, supplying the restaurant with approximately 15% of its produce.

Stefano also currently writes a weekly food column for the Sydney Morning Herald's Spectrum supplement and is a passionate advocate for local, sustainable and seasonal produce.



Gabriele Taddeucci

Head Chef

Gabriele Taddeucci is Balla’s Head Chef. After a stint working at Sydney’s Hotel Westin in 2004/2005, Taddeucci moved in 2008 to work alongside chef Massimo Bianchi to open Uccello at Merivale’s Ivy. Most recently, he was Head Chef at Merivale’s The Beresford. Taddeucci started his career as a pizza hand in his home city of Lucca back in 1994. His work as a chef has taken him from Italy to France, Switzerland, the US, UK and Australia.

Luca Carichini

Restaurant Manager

Balla’s new Restaurant Manager, Luca Carichini, most recently worked closely with Stefano as Restaurant Supervisor at Manfredi at Bells. Carichini has had a long history in hospitality in both Italy and the UK.

When he travelled to Australia in 2007, he did so to become the Restaurant Manager of North Bondi Italian. Carichini made his move to Australia permanent and has been working with the Manfredi family at Bells since that time.

Stefano Manfredi

 
 

Every one of our restaurants has been meticulously planned, from the menu to the wine list to the ambience, to create a unique dining experience that is bound to impress and surprise.

To make a booking, please do so online, or simply dial
02 9657 9129.
Book now

WHERE YOU'LL FIND IT

Level G, Harbourside,
The Star,
80 Pyrmont Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009

WHEN YOU'LL FIND IT

Lunch: Tue-Fri 12pm-2:30pm
Dinner: Mon-Fri 5:30pm-9:30pm
Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm
Sunday Closed

CLOSED

Thu 1st Jan - Thu 8th Jan
Fri 9th Jan - open dinner only

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