• Contessa is a casual dining cafe/restaurant which brings a unique slice of New YorkCity cool to the streets of Balmain.

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  • Our cuisine is inspired by Marco’s Italian roots and passion for travel, which he serves up in a mixture of American/ Italian inspired dishes that are sure to appeal to every diner’s interests.

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  • I’ve poured my heart and soul into Contessa and I would do it all over again, nothing brings me greater joy!

    Marco Adoncello

  • WEEKEND BRUNCH in style!
 Just like @leatherandlattes did at Contessa Balmain.
  • Contessa will be OPEN normal trading hours over the silly season.
  • Friday lunches are best accompanied by Pasta & a glass of Vino🍷at Contessa.
Spaghetti Con Gamberi: 🍤 Sautéed garlic prawns, chilli, tomato & fresh rocket.
 glad you enjoyed your pasta dish.  thank you to TOP blogger @thejackylim
  • When you crave meatballs for breakfast!
-Cheesy Italian Scrambled Eggs w/ Mamma's Meatballs 🇮🇹 Huge shout out to @chubbytraveller  for the 📷
  • Don't just eat with your eyes come in for the real deal at Contessa.
Featuring the Smoked salmon Omellete & The Contessa Corn Cakes and the cutest Frogiccino!
S/O to @lalan_eats  for the great pic.
  • Feast your eyes on our CRISPY CHICKEN BURGER! -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Serves with house made chicken cotoletta, smashed avocado, fresh roma tomato, shredded cos lettuce, American cheese and chipotle mayo on toasted brioche w/ beer battered fries and ketchup.
Thanks @loveybel_ great pic.