Fico Wine Bar, Surry Hills

Fico couldn’t be cuter. The little wine bar on Bourke Street is actually very unassuming at first glance – you barely notice it, but once you’re in…you’ll find it to be a very charming, comfortable little spot with the perfect amount of ambience. 

Our first trip to Fico was early evening one Thursday. McKay was meeting my big brother for the first time – which of course went well :) and we were also happily surprised to find it was happy hour. Fico offers a free antipasto plate with your first glass of wine (6-7PM). We also ordered deliciously crispy Risotto Balls ($12) to start.

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My brother had to go around the corner for dinner to another place that’s on my list to try – Bistrode - but McKay and I ordered some of the small plates at Fico for dinner. We’d already fallen in love with Fico’s sister restaurant, Il Baretto (also around the corner), so we knew the food would be decent at least. 

We ordered the Spiedini di Pollo ($12) – Skewered Chicken and Mushrooms which were deliciously seasoned – wonderful flavor. Don’t judge the photo – these were taken with my iPhone, they really looked much more appealing in real life.

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Next we had the Beef Lasagna ($10) – a pretty hearty portion for the price and no complaints on the taste – it was just as yummy as my favorite lasagna from Il Baretto, just a smaller portion. 
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Now for my favorite thing on the menu from Fico – the dessert platter ($15). Yes, the PLATTER – not just one dessert, but THREE. Of which I still can’t figure out my favorite from. It comes with Tiramisu, Panna Cotta, and a Semi Freddo. McKay and I actually came back again one night (after a particularly boozy night at the rugby game) just for the dessert platter. And a testament as to how good the service is here, we came in quite late that night and also ordered a bottle of wine. The kitchen was pretty much closing and I think they’d sort of forgotten about our dessert order. Once the lovely waiter remembered, he’d felt so bad about it that he gave us dessert for free! 
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