The group behind Bistro 916, Pellegrino 2000, and Clam Bar have announced a fourth Sydney venue, with the venue becoming the first subterranean space for Dan Pepperell, Michael Clift, and Andy Tyson.

It’s also an ultra-convenient addition for the team – Neptune’s Grotto is located underneath Clam Bar on the corner of Young and Bridge Street, with the space accessible through Loftus Lane.

The restaurant will focus on Northern Italian cuisine – think stuffed pastas, slow-cooked sauces, and regional specialties.

And while the venue is a “love letter” to the foundational Italian cuisine, Clift and Pepperell aren’t sticking to any traditional boundaries, with the chef team “letting their imaginations run wild”.

Tyson will put together the beverage list, with the team focused on delivering a venue that will “invite diners on a journey of gastronomic delight”.

Neptune’s Grotto is slated to open in May, official opening date to come.