There is only one way to do the Italian Wine + Food Festival and it involves a negroni in one hand and a plate of pappardelle in the other. Sydney's Italian Wine + Food Festival is back for its fifth year, this time taking place at The Cutaway, Barangaroo. To celebrate the anniversary, they've enlisted the crème de la crème of Italian restaurateur's and sommeliers to fill the space with the finest wood fire pizza, handmade pasta, gelato and Italian wines.

The line-up of Italian culinary thoroughbreds include much loved locals; Giovanni Pilu (Pilu at Freshwater), Lucio Galletto (Lucio's), Federico Zanellato (LuMi), Stefano Manfredi and Gianluca Donzelli (Pizzaperta), Nino Zoccali (Pendolino), Richard Ptacnik (Otto Ristorante), Gabriele Taddeucci (Balla), Lucio de Falco (Lucio Pizzeria) and Youssef Touati (Salt Meats Cheese). The festival will also see restaurant pop-ups from Otto, Lot.1 Sydney, Balla, Big Poppa's,Lucio Pizzeria and a first taste of Marta.

An Italian wine and food festival is coming to Sydney

Save some room for the Marketplace, where you can shop from a curated selection of salumi, cheese, pasta, bread, coffee and olive oil like a true Italian local.

The festival offers a selection of 200 Italian wines, sorted by the region, as well as an assortment of Italian-centric Australian wines, all of which can be tasted at Barolo Bar and Franciacorta Bar. If a leisurely cocktail is more your thing, order a negroni, Venetian spritz or an Americano at Big Poppa's bar.

An Italian wine and food festival is coming to Sydney

The Italian Wine + Food Festival also features pizza aerobics, live music and a chance to sober up with coffee from Espresso di Manfredi's.

Word of advice; wear loose pants. 

Date: Sunday 27 August, 2017
Location: The Cutaway, Baranagaroo
Time: 11am - 9pm
Tickets: http://www.italianwinefoodfestival.com.au/sydney/sydney-tickets/ (Buying your ticket online will save you $30 on the door price)

An Italian wine and food festival is coming to Sydney