From their humble beginnings over 30 years ago, the homegrown Da Paolo Group has become a household name today within the local industry. Now helmed by second-generation restaurateurs, the group welcome us on an immersive journey through the vibrant and convivial culture of Italy at their flagship, the Da Paolo Dempsey Restaurant & Bar.
An all-day experiential lifestyle destination, the multi-concept space brings the group’s multiple concepts together, featuring a restaurant, cocktail bar, and retail haven packed into a spacious retreat situated among Dempsey Hill’s idyllic surrounds.
Start the day with hearty brunch options like the Spicy Italian Shakshouka, or have a taste of their fresh, house-made egg pastas, such as the handmade Ravioli di Magro and Slipper Lobster Risotto, a must-have that features al dente Carnaroli rice and succulent chunks of sautéed lobster enriched with a lobster bisque reduction and Italian tomato sauce made from scratch.
While there, don’t miss out on their hand-stretched wood-fired Naples-style pizzas. The star, undoubtedly, is the glorious 8 Cheese, featuring a Chef’s selection of Mozzarella, Blue, Ricotta, Saffron, Pecorino, and more on a Bianca base, topped with smoked date cream, truffle honey, and freshly cracked black pepper. Fans get to take the indulgence further with an option to add shavings of fresh Italian truffles.
True to the Italian aperitif culture, Da Paolo Dempsey also offers a wide range of delicious concoctions inspired by the traditions of Italy itself. Look out for unique cocktails such as the Bridge of Sighs, Sinking City, and Cocco Bello.
Of course, from irresistible Antipasti and gourmet offerings specially curated and hand-picked by the family for retail, to Italian-inspired breads and artisanal gelato, there’s much more to discover at Da Paolo Dempsey Restaurant & Bar.
Don’t take it from us – find out for yourself. Head over to their website here for more information.