There's nothing more satisfying than a piping hot plate of al dente pasta after a long day running the 9-to-5 treadmill and it's next level when you haven't had to cook it yourself. Which is where new Italian eatery, Bacco Osteria e Espresso comes into play. The restaurant, espresso bar and aperitivo destination is everything to love about old-school authentic Italian in a slick Sydney city location.

Bacco comes from the chefs behind Vini, 121BC, Berta and Ester, exec chef Andrew Cibej and head chef Scott Williams, and is serving up fresh-baked panini, pastries, house-made breads and of course exceptional coffee in their espresso bar section of the restaurant (which is already open). Come May 29 the restaurant will throw open its doors ready to plate up authentic, rustic Italian nosh including mouth-watering dishes like strozzapreti with goat and guanciale ragù, spaghetti alla chitarra with sea urchin, gnocchi with pistachio and pecorino sauce. All pasta is handmade in-house which makes the difference between a meal that is "meh" versus one that is amazing.

A fully loaded wine list is in the mix ready to be paired with one of their stacked antipasti plates, think: dry-aged lamb tartare, smoked swordfish with kohlrabi and apple.

Bacco Osteria e Espresso is located at 1 Angel Place, Sydney. The espresso bar is open now, Monday to Friday 7am until late. The restaurant will open on May 29 and will be open 12pm - 10pm Monday to Friday and 12pm-12am on Saturday (closed on Sunday). bacco.com.au

A gourmet Italian is coming to Sydney’s Angel Place