Bar Idda

Welcome to Bar Idda

We hope you're hungry



Bar Idda is a Sicilian Restaurant located in the heart of Lygon St Brunswick East. Owners Alfredo and Lisa La Spina draw on their passion for their parents homeland to bring the rich Sicilian cuisine and cultural experience to life. From the food, the way it is eaten, the décor and the atmosphere at Bar Idda, you will feel as though you are dining in a back street of Palermo, or better yet, at Mamma or Nonna’s table.

“They always build as if they expect to live for eternity; they always eat as if they expect to die the next day.”

- Plato on the Sicilian people, 5th century BC



Bar Idda’s Private Dining Room, known as “Sala Iddu”, is situated upstairs from the main restaurant in its own room. Furnished in antiques, and with a warm homely atmosphere, Sala Iddu provides an intimate private dining experience for 10-16 people. There are 3 set menus to choose from, and dishes are served on large platters to encourage a sharing experience.

If you would like any further information, please call us on 9380 5339

Booking details:

At the time of booking a $200 deposit is required to secure the booking. This can be paid with credit card over the phone or via EFT into Bar Idda’s bank account. The deposit will be deducted from the final account. Bar Idda Account name BOQ, BSB 123602, Account number 20929957. Any tentative bookings made will be cancelled after 7 working days if the deposit has not been received. If you wish to cancel, 3 working days notice is required to ensure refund of your deposit. A minimum charge of 10 people applies to booking of the room. We will call you 24 hours before your booking to reconfirm the time, number of people and the menu chosen. Any changes to the set menus in order to meet dietary requirements must be arranged and finalised with us 3 working days prior to the booking. Any additional items ordered on the night outside of the set menu chosen will be charged accordingly based on menu prices accordingly based on menu prices.



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News & Events



Join traditionalist Alfredo La Spina as he shares his family salami and sausage making secrets.

DATE: Saturday’s 5th/12th July. NEW DATES RELEASED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! Sunday 9th August
TIME: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
TIME: $150 per person




Join us for a passionate Sunday lunch with songs from Kavisha Mazella and poems by Marisa Fazio (poetry prize winner in Elba, Italy). Kavisha and Marisa will perform their tantalising traditional words and music, in between a three course set menu. Featuring a Bloody Mary on arrival, two glasses of paired wine and coffee.

DATE: Sunday July 27th 2014
COST: $70 per head
TIME: 12.30pm



After over 12 years of travels to Sicily and research into Sicilian food, Alfredo and Lisa La Spina of Bar Idda Sicilian Restaurant invite you to join them as they share their passion of a 10 day culinary journey of Sicily.

Visit our dedicated colinary tours website for more information including itinerary, photo galleries and blog posts


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