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Say hello to the soon-to-be new resident on Peel Street — Bambini Cucina, an Italian restaurant true to its roots. Family owned, featuring heritage dishes, and passionately run, we think this is going one of our fave summer haunts when it opens.
The masterminds behind the venture are an Italian family. We spoke to Chrissy, one of six siblings, who said they have always talked about launching a project they could work on together as a family.
When the Peet Street location popped up as available, they jumped on the chance and the idea started forming.
With the interior design drawing inspiration from a European summer, with whites and hints of pastels and an open, contemporary space, Bambini Cucina will be an Italian escape right in the heart of Adelaide.
It’ll be an escape unlike any other, with the menu putting dad’s signature dishes in the limelight, rather than the usual pizza and pastas.
Don’t get us wrong — there will be pasta options, but the menu will be small, curated, and seasonal, so expect a specific and technical pasta dish, surrounded by other stellar dishes that may very well draw your eye away from the pasta.
We’d love to tell you more about the menu, but it’s still a work in progress. Chrissy tells us dad comes up with new ideas every day.
You can for sure expect his signature steamed goat and the fam fave seafood soup, featuring a mix of crustacean and fillet fish in dad’s homemade stock — it’s something you won’t find on any other menu.
Match your choice with a a number of Italian varietal wines to complement the family’s Italian heritage, some sourced locally and some imported straight from Italy.
With a mix of high and regular tables, as well as a long wooden bar where you can dine, Bambini Cucina is expected to seat 70-75 people. It also features an alcove area with a couch for people who just want to sit for a wine.
Whether you’re after a drink or a sit down dinner, Bambini Cucina will present a fresh and impactful choice amongst the Peel Street loft bars.
It’s not open just yet, but check back for details soon!