Top choice Italian

in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

This wharf spot sits alongside bobbing boats, though views aren't quite knock-me-down. Hidden just steps from the Star Casino, it offers strikingly innovative Italian-Japanese cuisine in an atmosphere of casual competence. Degustations are a tour de force; memorable creations include extraordinary pasta dishes. The open kitchen is always entertaining, service is smart, and both wine and sake lists are great.