News, Reviews & Events
Looking Back on the Lads from Lucca
1 Jul 15
Luccan cuisine is much like Stefano Manfredi's approach to cooking - understated and genuine while...
Lads from Lucca
19 May 15
Balla and Manfredi at Bells share a very unique connection, and it’s not just Stefano Manfredi....
‘I Lombardi’ – Alessandro and Stefano are back together at Balla on May 5th
21 Apr 15
Renowned Chef Alessandro Pavoni joins Stefano Manfredi in the Balla kitchen for a very special...
Win a Dinner for Two at Pizzaperta
17 Apr 15
Pizzaperta will be giving one lucky winner a voucher for two Pizzaperta pizzas and two beverages of...
The Pizzaperta World Surf Pizza Tour
17 Apr 15
Pizzaperta will be riding the epicurean waves of the 2015 World Surf League (WSL) and dedicating...
Stefano Manfredi at Huka Lodge for an Italian Opera Weekend
16 Apr 15
Manfredi has been invited as a guest chef at the Huka Lodge in New Zealand for their Italian Opera...
Balla Regional Dinner Series 2015
14 Apr 15
Continuing to tell the Italian story through food and wine, Stefano Manfredi and the Balla family...
Pretty Beach House Reopens
19 Mar 15
The pinnacle of Manfredi hospitality...
The Pizzaperta Difference
5 Mar 15
Pizzaperta is revolutionising the way we eat pizza, demonstrating that taste and technology can...
Pizzaperta’s Head Chef Gianluca Donzelli
16 Feb 15
In the Pizzaperta kitchen, Gianluca shares his hometown traditions and expertise acquired from...
Celebrating the Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year 2015
10 Feb 15
Celebrating young talent in the Australian restaurant industry, Stefano Manfredi and the Manfredi...
BALLA ‘Italian Regional Menu Series’ Calabria
14 Jan 15
To celebrate the best of Italian summer, Stefano has chosen to highlight Calabria, the peninsula...
Buon Natale e Auguri a Tutti
18 Dec 14
A reflection on a busy and wonderful year for Manfredi...
Pizzaperta Launch Party
8 Dec 14
Pizzaperta opened with a colourful evening of celebrities and entertainers ...
An Aperitivo with Massimo Bottura and friends
24 Oct 14
Help CIRA Chefs host Italian master Massimo Bottura...
Pizzaperta: Open for pizza
21 Oct 14
Manfredi's new restaurant coming to The Star Sydney...
Espresso di Manfredi partners with the 2014 ARIA Awards
13 Oct 14
This month, Espresso di Manfredi announced its sequential year as the official coffee partner for...
Balla Hats Off Dinner – The Food of Ancient Italy
30 Sep 14
Eat as the Romans, Greeks, Phoenicians and Etruscans did and step back in history with Balla for...
Take Espresso di Manfredi home with you!
25 Sep 14
The 250g Classico blend will be available at Espresso di Manfredi cafés Australia wide ...
23 Sep 14
Our extra virgin olive oil...
Stefano Manfredi Appoints New Head Chef and Trusted Comrade
23 Sep 14
Stefano Manfredi Appoints New Head Chef and Trusted Comrade Stefano Manfredi’s world class...
Hats all around: Balla and Manfredi at Bells
4 Sep 14
Congratulations Balla and Manfredi at Bells...
Wine is in his blood – Meet Balla’s Sommelier
13 Aug 14
Sommelier at Osteria Balla, Piero Fonseca...
How Italian cuisine conquered the world
23 Jul 14
Stefano recently spoke to Life and Leisure in the Australian Financial Review...
You are invited to Espresso di Manfredi’s Coffee Flavour Master Class
21 Jul 14
Saturday 30th August at Manfredi at Bells, Bells at Killcare...
Meet the Master Roaster behind Espresso di Manfredi
3 Jul 14
Master Roaster behind leading Italianate boutique espresso brand Espresso di Manfredi ...
Join Vogue Living and Natuzzi Italia at Balla to celebrate Friuli
1 Jul 14
On Tuesday 5th August, Vogue Living and Natuzzi Italia joins us at Balla to celebrate the...
Manfredi at Bells Scuola di Vino presents Brilliant Brunello.
27 Jun 14
Brilliant Brunello is an intimate and exclusive dinner celebrating one of the very best wines in...
Gabriele Taddeucci – Head Chef at Osteria Balla Manfredi
20 May 14
Gabriele Taddeucci’s passion for food began over two decades ago, with his first role as a pizza...
Manfredi at Bells Scuola di Vino presents The Peter Lehmann Wine Dinner with Andrew Wigan
13 May 14
Stefano Manfredi, along with special guest and leading winemaker, Andrew Wigan, invite you to join...
Mother’s Day lunch at Balla makes Mum the Star
6 May 14
Mother's Day lunch at Balla makes Mum the Star . Treat Mum to Mother's day Lunch at Balla and...
Sydney Writers Festival celebrates ‘Food Books Music’
1 May 14
Sydney Writers Festival celebrates with author and chef Stefano Manfredi , his three great passions...
Stefano Manfredi at Huka Lodge for Italian Opera weekend
10 Mar 14
Stefano Manfredi has been invited to guest chef at iconic New Zealand retreat Huka Lodge over their...
Longrain Meets Manfredi at Bells
20 Feb 14
The soul of SE Asia is coming to Bells, as Manfredi at Bells presents a very special guest chef...
Manfredi at Bells, Breakfast
9 Jan 14
Remember when we went to Bells? Well after our enormous degustation dinner you wouldn’t think we...
Readable feasts: Stefano Manfredi’s Italian Food
13 Dec 13
With his newest gastronomic tome, veteran chef Stefano Manfredi shows his passion for Italian is...
World-best restaurant is right here
9 Dec 13
One of the Central Coast's most luxurious resorts is cracking open not one, but two bottles of...
Manfredi celebrates 3 decades of service to Australian hospitality #Manfredi30xxx
25 Sep 13
Join Stefano Manfredi and Julie Manfredi Hughes to celebrate at Osteria Balla Manfredi at The...
‘Stefano Manfredi’s Italian food’. A book launch and literary lunch at Bells at Killcare
11 Sep 13
This is much more than a recipe book. It is a gastronomic tour of Italy, from the alpine beauty of...
Manfredi at Bells a winning team
31 Jul 13
Congratulations to Bells at Killare and head chef Cameron Cansdell. His winning team at Manfredi at...
1 Jul 13
Manfredi at Bells Scuola di Vino presents Amazing Amarone 7pm, Friday 9th August, 2013 with special...
WINTER AT MANFREDI AT BELLS
20 May 13
It’s such a pleasure for our chefs to wander through the gardens and pick full, compact-headed...
Julie Manfredi Hughes has just been to Dhaka in Bangladesh
10 May 13
I arrive in Dhaka on May Day, a public holiday for workers, and on this occasion, an unofficial day...
Espresso di Manfredi celebrates Sprezzatura winners announced
19 Apr 13
Congratulations to Jessica Pedemont for winning a Rob's bespoke woodgrain bike . Second place goes...
BALLA ‘Italian Regional Menu Series’ Lazio May 14
19 Apr 13
Travel to a new destination every month as Chef Stefano Manfredi takes you on a...
Autumn in Stefano’s garden at Bells – daily guided walks are available
21 Mar 13
This is our favourite time of year in the garden at Bells at Killcare . The blistering summer heat...
D.E. Master Roaster Wayne Archer and chef Stefano Manfredi launch new coffee blends
26 Feb 13
Following the launch of their Classico blend in 2000, the duo will release Audacia and Chiaro...
Balla Italian Regional Menu Series kicks off on 12th March 2013 with Liguria
26 Feb 13
Join Stefano Manfredi and Gabriele Taddeucci and the team from Balla as they continue their...
Join Stefano Manfredi for an evening with Jacopo Pandolfini and the wines of Antinori March 15th 2013
24 Feb 13
Manfredi at Bells presents SCUOLA di Vino .Its all about good wine, good food and good company. ...
Celebrate Lambrusco Day at Balla
10 Dec 12
Starting dinner on Monday 17th and on offer each of Balla's services, up to and including Friday...
Buon Natale at Balla writes Sheridan Rogers for InsideCuisine
3 Dec 12
We started with a lovely light antipasto of Insalata di frutti di mare, a seafood salad composed of...
Crave Sydney International Food Festival
15 Nov 12
Manfredi at Bells , lunch and garden tour with Stefano Manfredi ...
Balla Regional Menu Series -Puglia
15 Nov 12
Journey to Puglia this November 4-course chefs dinner menu including $75 pp . ...
Balla Regional Menu Series -Emilia Romagna
26 Sep 12
Book Now For Emilia Romagna Dinner - Tues 9 October...
Siff Showcase Dinner at Balla with Tessa Kiros
13 Sep 12
We are very excited to announce that much loved Tuscan author Tessa Kiros will be hosting a...
Lunch and Garden Tour with Stefano – Saturday October 20, 2012 Bells at Killcare
10 Sep 12
SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL Lunch and garden tour with Stefano Saturday October 20, 2012...
MANFREDI AT BELLS- SPRING IN STEFANO’S GARDEN
10 Sep 12
You can always tell when Spring is just around the corner. Our self-seeding greens- borage, nettle,...
BALLA ITALIAN REGIONAL MENU SERIES -Sicily
6 Sep 12
SICILY – Tuesday Dinner 11th September 2012 Book now and join us for last seats with signed...
Balla Regional Menu Series -Piedmonte & Truffles – Tues 10th July
4 Jul 12
Its that seductive time of year again when local black truffles are in season. ...
Manfredi at Bells – WINTER IN STEFANO’S GARDEN
29 Jun 12
As the weather gets colder our garden has surprised us with a last abundant flush of tomatoes. ...
Osteria Balla Italian Regional Dinners : Tuscany
27 Jun 12
"My attention was captured right from the start. Salt cod is a palate favourite. " writes Rebecca...
Longing for a Roman holiday
27 Jun 12
"I’m blaming Stefano Manfredi’s fabulous gnocchi gnudi." writes Sydney Morning Herald reporter...
The Italian Regional Menu Series at Balla kicks off on Tuesday June 12th at 7pm .
31 May 12
Join Stefano Manfredi and Gabriele Taddeucci on a Culinary Trip to Tuscany On Tuesday, 12...
AUTUMN IN STEFANO’S GARDEN
4 May 12
Autumn is my favourite time in the garden at Bells at Killcare . It’s cooling down a little but...
Balla makes the Conde Nast Traveller Annual Gold List -Hot Tables 2012
3 May 12
Chosen by star chefs from around the globe, this year's Hot Tables feature the best new restaurants...
The Last days of Romance
11 Apr 12
Bells at Killcare is unashamedly designed for two people writes Elicia Murray of SMH Trip Notes ...
The Food Sage reviews ‘Balla’s Star Performance’
10 Apr 12
All up, Balla is a star in its own right at Sydney’s gentrified casino entertainment complex....
Balla year 12 vintage EVO has finally arrived
20 Mar 12
Fattoria Franci’s Fiore del Frantoio's superb Italian extra virgin oilive oil from Tuscany has...
Feast’s Chef in Action this month is Stefano Manfredi at Balla
7 Mar 12
Stefano Manfredi is this month's Chef in Action featured in SBS Feast Magazine ...
Pretty Beach House becomes a member of Luxury Lodges of Australia
1 Mar 12
“Pretty Beach House is an outstanding addition to the Luxury Lodges of Australia collection”...
The Star Attraction ; Businesschicks talks with Julie Manfredi Hughes
5 Feb 12
Business Chicks talks with this true restaurateur to find out what’s important and what it is...
Announcing BELLS AT KILLCARE Cooking School
4 Feb 12
To kick off the schools openning, Manfredi at Bells head chef Cameron Cansdell will be hosting...
Sydney Seafood School
25 Jan 12
Stefano Manfredi and Gabriele Taddeucci at Sydney Seafood School ...
Stefano Manfredi gets festive on The Morning Show
21 Dec 11
Stefano recently cooked up one of his favourite festive recipes from The Silver Spoon II on Channel...
Stefano’s Summer Bounty
14 Dec 11
Summer Bounty from Stefano's Garden at Bells at Killcare......
An architectural narrative
6 Dec 11
From architect Luigi Roselli, a telling architectural narrative for Osteria Balla Manfredi...
The Stars align
6 Dec 11
Australian Gourmet Traveller's Pat Nourse tries his luck at Balla....
the(sydney)magazine reviews Balla
28 Nov 11
Guy Griffin discovers Balla is "relying on class and taste over luck to pull in the punters." ...
A love nest in the treetops
28 Nov 11
The SMH's "Traveller" recently described Pretty Beach House as a "love nest in the treetops".... ...
Balla to feature on SMH Good Food Guide website
23 Nov 11
The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Food Guide website recently visited Balla to shoot a beautiful...
the(sydney)magazine’s Hot Dinner
10 Nov 11
Stefano Manfredi is hosting the(sydney)magazine's final Hot Dinner of 2011 at Balla....
All the bells and whistles…
28 Oct 11
"Fine dining and a good night's sleep are both served with flair at top-notch restaurants that have...
Inside Cuisine’s review of Balla
17 Oct 11
Blogger Rebecca Varidel recently posted a beautiful review of Balla on Inside Cuisine......
Spring in the Bells garden
17 Oct 11
Manfredi at Bells head chef Cameron Cansdell and sous chef Pepyn Meyboom have been busy planting...
Placido Domingo at Balla
11 Oct 11
Balla recently played host to an exclusive evening with one of the most influential tenors in the...
Manfredi inducted into Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence Hall of Fame
10 Oct 11
Stefano Manfredi was recently inducted into the Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence Hall of...
Stefano talks Balla at the Pyrmont Growers Markets
30 Sep 11
Stefano Manfredi recently hosted a cooking demonstration at the Pyrmont Growers Markets… check...
Balla brings a little piece of Milan to The Star
26 Sep 11
On September 15, Balla, the new Manfredi restaurant at The Star, opened its doors and signaled the...
Bells at Killcare and Manfredi values well rewarded at 2012 SMH Good Food Guide Awards
12 Sep 11
Manfredi at Bells was honoured with the Good Living Sustainability Award....
Balla – now taking bookings :
6 Sep 11
Please call 1800 700 700 or e-mail email@example.com....
Inside Cuisine’s ‘exquisite’ review of Stefano Manfredi’s Truffle Dinner
30 Aug 11
Food blogger Rebecca Varidel attended Stefano Manfredi's Manjimup Truffle Dinner at Pretty Beach...
19 Aug 11
Stefano Manfredi's signature city restaurant, Balla, is opening in September 2011....
Manjimup truffles at Pretty Beach House
10 Aug 11
On Friday 29 July, Pretty Beach House hosted Stefano Manfredi's annual Manjimup Truffle Dinner. ...
Balla – seven weeks until opening
2 Aug 11
Our last site visit to Balla was amazing. The restaurant is really taking shape, from the Aperitivi...
15 Jul 11
On Thursday 14th July, Stefano Manfredi and Julie Manfredi Hughes announced the details of the...
Book now for the Winter Truffle Dinner 2011 at Pretty Beach House 29th July
21 Jun 11
This year our annual celebration of fresh-out-of-the-ground Australian black truffles will be held...
SBS’s Food Safari visits Stefano Manfredi at Bells
6 Jun 11
Food Safari’s Maeve O’Meara recently visited her friend Stefano Manfredi at Bells at Killcare....
Stefano Manfredi serves up the ‘reward’ of a lifetime on MasterChef – Thursday 2 June
3 Jun 11
On Thursday 2 June, Stefano Manfredi treated two MasterChef contestants to the “reward” of a...
How to make Stefano Manfredi’s Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi.
3 Jun 11
After watching Stefano Manfredi's MasterChef masterclass at Bells at Killcare last week, we thought...
Limitless luxury – more than a pretty face
22 May 11
When Karen Lawson from Yahoo!Xtra visited Pretty Beach House recently, she described her experience...
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