Most Exciting Restaurant Openings of 2016

Sichuan Bang Bang and Pizzeria Violetta

Renata Roberts saw the potential of suburban dining in 2012 when she opened Sichuan Bang Bang in Kenmore. Pizzeria Violetta soon followed, taking up residence next door. This year, she inched closer to the city, opening new editions of both restaurants in Paddington and Wilston. The venues operate alongside each other at the two locations, and the focus remains on authentic offerings of both traditional Italian pizza and Sichuan cuisine. With this shared logic of fast-paced food done well, the twin restaurants continue to make happy bedfellows.

Renata Roberts