Cuisine: A La Carte, Asian, Pasta
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25
Asian-themed pasta? Sounds like our idea of a match made in culinary heaven.
Bar Pesta is a vibrant hub. Fresh green walls are made to feel light and breezy thanks to the white table-tops and well-lit back bar. Greenery drapes from the ceiling, interspersed with filament light globes for a warm glow inside the dining space.
This venue was formed when the Xage restaurant team were looking for a new and exciting style of cooking to shake up the local food scene. Bar Pesta was created, with the name derived from the Genoese word “pesta”, meaning to crush or to pound, as one would with a mortar and pestle—an item that feels just as at home in an Asian kitchen as it does in an Italian one.
This fusion method of cooking combines spaghettis, pennes and pastas with some of the heroes of Asian cuisine. Think dishes like the miso carbonara chicken, or the XO seafood penne—meals so delicious they only leave us thinking why hasn’t somebody done this before?
Of course, for the less adventurous diners, there are both classic pasta and traditional Asian dishes, including some Xage favourites, ensuring there’s something to please everybody.