On September 15, Balla, the new Manfredi restaurant at The Star, opened its doors and signaled the long-awaited return of Chef Stefano Manfredi and Restaurateur Julie Manfredi Hughes to the Sydney dining scene.

“With Balla, says Julie, we set out to achieve a contemporary restaurant – to find a newness that fits with the times, a dining room which offers both restraint and sophistication, but that is also fresh and fun.”

“It seems like a long time since the idea of Balla was conceived, so it’s great to see how everything has come together,” said Stefano Manfredi. “This beautiful restaurant really brings a little piece of Milan to The Star. “Balla is a true adventure of Italian food, wine and design.”