Balla Aperitivi Bar

Italian Aperitivi – meander through the Tuscan vineyards before a taste of Veneto and Sicily.

Mix and match with some antipasti, bar snacks or street food from our bar menu as you enjoy a breathtaking view of the harbour. Enjoy our exclusive Italian wine list or watch your apertivi cocktail come to life. Check out our menu for endless before or after dinner posiibilities.

Location and opening/business hours


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


  • Lunch
    Monday to Friday 12:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Dinner
    Monday to Thursday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Friday and Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Sunday Closed


Balla Aperitivi Menu


Balla Aperitivi Bar Menu

Balla Aperitivi Cocktail Menu

Balla Aperitivi Cocktail Menu





BELLINI Prosecco and peach 15
APEROL SPRITZ Prosecco, Aperol and soda 15.5
BLOOD ORANGE SPRITZ Prosecco, Solerno, blood orange and soda 16
HUGO Prosecco, Elderflower, mint and soda 15
POMEGRANATE FIZZ Pama Pomegranate, Amaro Nonino topped with Prosecco 16
SPICED NEGRONI Mediterranean Gin Mare, Campari, Red Vermouth and rosemary 19
BALLA GARDEN Ketel One vodka, lychee syrup and pomegrenate 19
GIN-CIN Hendricks Gin, Martini Bianco, orange juice and ginger ale 18
PASSION SIN Ketel One Vodka, passionfruit and chilli 17
GINBERRY Tanqueray Gin, raspberry and lemongrass 17
BLUEBERRY BLUSH Plymouth Sloe Gin, blueberry and soda 19
SICILIAN SAILOR Capitan Morgan Rum, blood orange liqueur and peach 17
JERRY’S DREAM Sailor Jerry spiced Rum, mango and Disaronno Amaretto 18
STRAWBERRY MOCKTAIL Fresh Strawberry, Elderflower cordial and ginger beer 12


Prosecco Borgo Molino, Veneto Italy  /  Glass 12  /  bottle  55
Moscato Il Giai L’Armangia, Piedmont, Italy  /  Glass 14  /  Bottle 50


Menabrea, Pale lager 12
La Mi Bionda, Unfiltered lager 14
Magalotti, Double malt pale ale 16


Sauvignon Blanc Fiegl Villa Dugo, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy  /  Glass  12  /  Bottle 55 
Falanghina Diana, Campania, Italy  /  Glass 14  /  Bottle  65
Soave Filippi Castelcerino, Veneto Italy  /  Glass 15  /  Bottle 65
Pinot Grigio Hahndorf Hill, Adelaide Hills, South Australia  /  Glass 16  /  Bottle 70
Chardonnay Pomino Bianco, Tuscany, Italy  / Glass 16  /  Bottle 70
Riesling Cantrina Rine, Lombardy, Italy  /  Glass 22  /  Bottle 100
Bardolino  Rose, Sol De Montalto, Veneto, Italy  /  Glass 14  /  Bottle 65


Nero D’Avola Feudo Arancio, Sicily, Italy  /  Glass 12  /  Bottle 55
Chianti Paterna Colli Aretini, Tuscany, Italy  /  Glass 15  /  Bottle 65
Montepulciano Panarda, Lazio, Italy  /  Glass 17  /  Bottle 80
“Cab Sav” Madego la Cappuccina, Veneto, Italy  /  Glass 18  /  Bottle 84
“Pinot Noir Style” Pra’ Morandina, Veneto, Italy  /  Glass 19  /  Bottle 90
Leopold, “Merlot  Blend”, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy  /  Glass 20  /  Bottle 175
Rosso Di Montalcino Le Chiuse, Tuscany, Italy  /  Glass 22  /  Bottle 100


BELLINI Prosecco and peach 15
APEROL SPRITZ Prosecco, Aperol and Soda 15.5
POMEGRANATE FIZZ Pama Pomegranate, Amaro Nonino topped with Prosecco  16
SPICED NEGRONI Mediterranean Gin Mare, Campari, Red Vermouth and rosemary 19


Roasted mixed nuts 6
Marinated olives with rosemary focaccia 9
Oysters “shucked to order” with eschallot and red vinegar 4
Beetroot chips with goat’s curd and vincotto 10
Black Angus beef skewers marinated in balsamic 12
Cecina (chickpea tart) with shaved pecorino 12
Crispy chicken nuggets “cacciatora style” 12
Fried calamari, prawns and whitebait with lemon and chilli 14
Arancini (3 per serve) with veal ragu and buffalo mozzarella 14