Hospitality Venue Review – Totti's

First impressions

Another Merivale success.

Photo: Merivale

Totti’s is located at the back of the Royal Hotel on Bondi Rd and instantly transports you to any of the beautiful Italian restaurants in Puglia, Sardinia, Sicily, Amalfi Coast or Calabria.

Totti’s has a relaxed, laid back lifestyle approach to it’s design with alfresco dining comprising of earthy tones, plenty of greenery, fresh air, minimal decoration and a timeless aesthetic.

Photo: Merivale

The best spot is anywhere in the outdoor area, there’s nothing like fresh air, catching up with friends and sharing delicious food and drinks. If you’re lucky you’ll get a comfy banquette seat around the perimeter.

Photo: Merivale

As with any Merivale venue Totti’s is the whole package. The signage, menu, specials boards, furniture, simple yet stunning presentation of food, fun cocktails, layout, lighting, authentic pizza oven, open kitchen and great wait staff are all on point.

As an interior designer my eyes pick up the design details and this design by Akin Atelier is another stunner. Totti’s is a very considered dining experience with fun elements such as the cactus pinned to the wall, green and white striped fabric on the outdoor banquette seats and a minimal palette.

Photo: KO Designer

Favourite design feature

The alfresco dining – two large olive trees are cleverly planted in the outdoor courtyard, creating the sense of dining in the Mediterranean with relaxed atmosphere and fresh air.

Photo: Merivale

Creative solution/ quirk

Renovating an area of an old pub to bring in new patrons and interest in the venue.

Photo: KO Designer

Favourite beverage/ food

We loved the wood fired bread with oil and a pinch of salt, the spinach linguine and lamb ragu with pappardelle were delicious and a glass of rosé to accompany was perfection.

Photo: KO Designer

Our next visit will be to try the main share plates consisting of the fish of the day with some delicious salads, plus we’ll need to save room for dessert next time! The tiramisu looked delicious.

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