The latest restaurant to join the buzzing Stanley Street strip is mafia-themed bar Johnny Fontane's. The bar and lounge is aptly named after the fictional mob member and son in the famous series The Godfather; so you can probably already guess the type of venue you're stepping into.
"If Vito Corleone, Ella Fitzgerald and Biggie Smalls were to meet for a smoke and a cocktail, Johnny Fontane's would be the place," said co-founder Thomas Derricott to Hospitality Magazine. "Johnny Fontane's will make people feel as if they could bump into Sinatra at the bar, or catch a glimpse of Mafiosi talking business upstairs."
The vast terrace venue was designed by interior stylist Belinda Cendonr (who's responsible for the Shady Pines and Baxter Inn décor), and is spread across four unique spaces. There's the swing-esque bar that extends onto the street, a Sicilian-style courtyard which takes note from Fontane's Italian heritage, a cigar deck up top where you indulge in the latest Cuban cigars, and a "gangsters lounge" where you can eat and drink.
The food itself is certainly worth the visit- especially if you've ever got to experience Chicago's famous deep dish pizzas before. Being a Chicago native, executive chef Cy Gwynne has created different types of deep dish dishes like a traditional saucy pork and veal meatballs, and something on the more peculiar side; beef mince and olives or zucchini and eggplant according to Broadsheet.
So if you're in the mood for an Italian feast, cigar or a drink fit for a gangster - head over to Johnny Fontane's at 77 Stanely St, Darlinghurst.