On our last night in Byron Bay, we felt we had exhausted the Cafes, Bars and Pubs we were looking for some fine food, some fine wine and a chilled atmosphere.
We found it. The Barman in the Beach Hotel reccomended that we try Italian at the Pacific which was only next door.
Firstly the owner greeted us and picked out the best table for 2 he could find as if he was looking for himself, next to the outside gdn separated by big glass sliding doors. The owner is a very friendly and welcoming guy, it was a good start to the evening.
The waitress offered to close the sliding doors as the wind was starting to pick up, this was a nice touch and please girlfriend as she was getting chilly, she brought our cocktails out very quickly and also helped us with the menu and the specials. Instead of 2 starters we had 4 taste plates (mini starters) this was an awesome idea, we had 2xScallops, 1 Prawn and 1 Pork belly taste plate, quite a substantial starter.
We live in Sydney and eat in good restarants on a regluar basis, Aria , Toko and Cafe Sydney being some of our favorites. The food at The Italian was equally as good, if not better. The scallops were perfect and came in a beautiful Cauliflower Truffle Vinagrette, The pork Belly was the best Ive ever eaten.
For Mains we had a steak each, mine was cooked perfectly and felt apart under my knive the Polenta was a perfect match and very tasty.
The atmosphere was a perfect mix between a dark quiet and romantic and the hussle and bussle of customers and staff.
our bill came to $170 for 2 people, that included, entrees, mains, cocktails, and wine.
You have to try this restaurant, they have only been open a few months and we were very impressed.