Since opening in November, Bali’s Da Maria, the new Osteria-style Italian restaurant and bar in the heart of Seminyak by iconic Australian restaurateur Maurice Terzini, has enjoyed an incredible response and due to high demand is now open for lunch, with a selection of new items added to the menu.
Da Maria has enjoyed spectacular popularity for dinner and its Late Night Pizza+Bar and its lunch service now encapsulates everything the Almalfi coast represents; long lunches, beautiful surroundings and fresh, simple Italian cuisine. New dishes introduced by Chef Steven Skelly highlight the origins of Da Maria – Wood Roasted Sardine Bruschetta, Scallop Crudo with fennel pollen and finger lime, Calamari Saint Andreas with squid ink aioli and Roasted Fish of the Day with asparagus and rocket, which will transport you to the great outdoor courtyards of Capri.
Other new additions include Asparagus and Stracciatella Bruschetta, Chicken roasted in custom made local lava ovens, Spaghetti Vongole with fresh local clams, house-made Cavatelli and Mozzarella on lemon leaves.
“We’ve been blown away by the reception Da Maria has received,” says Maurice Terzini, “lunches were always on the table but the overwhelmingly positive response means we have expanded into lunch earlier than expected. Guests can come and enjoy long lunches into evening drinks in their own slice of the Almalfi Coast in Seminyak.”
Three months since swinging it’s doors open for dinner, Da Maria has been a hub for locals, travelers and expatriates to experience consistent Italo dining and drinks, accessible to all ages in an environment that is always welcoming. Lazarini Pickering Architects focused on a design very reminiscent of a 1960’s Amalfi Coast courtyard with a cooling, fresh blue and white palette and bold geometric styling, paying homage to legendary Italian designer Giò Ponti complemented by ambient fountains and skylights with cascading passionfruit vines.
Da Maria has featured in a number of top international publications, including Vogue Living Magazine Australia, Gourmet Traveler, The Australian, Qantas Magazine, Elle China, Lux Society Asia and Away In Style among others.
Da Maria has already hosted several highly successful events, such as their NYD+3 party, where international and local glitterati came together for a New Year celebration to remember. Recent events have featured renowned acts such as Sneaky Sound System, Guy Gerber and Yolanda Be Cool whilst Sydney based music director Kali from PICNIC Social is a testament to Da Maria’s commitment to quality sounds, being the constant influence for Late Night Pizza + Bar.
Late Night Pizza + Bar offers a host of nightly DJs that create the perfect soundtrack for a night of classic Italian flavours such as Negroni’s and Spritz, whilst maintaining an emphasis on creating new favourites with the likes of the Sicilian Margarita and the Frose with Pomelo and raspberry. Wanting the venue to be accessible at all times, the Late Night menu offers Da Maria’s full range of pizzas as well as Arrostocini and Porchetta.