121BC Cantina & Enoteca

Wine Bar, Italian Restaurant, and Bar
4/50 Holt St. (Gladstone St.), Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 4:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 2:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • None
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
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121 BC is tiny (and therefore hard to get into) but does something else that sets it apart, and that's to charge tiny prices for some of the best Italian food and wine offerings in the city.


Based on 55 votes

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    Martina M.
    "Good Italian wine and reasonable price as well!"(8 Tips)
    "quality Italian tapas style food with a great selection"(3 Tips)
    Pete M.
    "... staff, yummy food, intimate atmosphere. This place was perfect for our first date."(2 Tips)
    Louis Vuitton
    "Gourmet Traveller 2012 Sommelier"(2 Tips)
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  • wine
  • selection
  • intimate
  • tapas
  • good for a late night
  • staff
  • good for special occasions
  • anchovies
  • bread
  • Gavin B.

    They really know their wine here. Let them choose for you! The waiter came and determined what we'd been drinking just by sniffing the glass. That's all class.

    Gavin B · April 10
  • Jason D.

    The wine selection is overwhelming. The food is OK. The dining experience was a downer. There's one big table that everyone sits at and the room itself is quite cramped. You have to yell to be heard.

    Jason Denny · March 14
  • Ingrid P.

    Gnocchi was delicious as were the pork ribs

    Ingrid Prowse · March 14
  • Pete M.

    Delicious and unusual wines, great staff, yummy food, intimate atmosphere. This place was perfect for our first date.

    Pete Miller · February 26
  • Martina M.

    Good Italian wine and reasonable price as well!

    Martina Meneghetti · September 4, 2014
  • Elliot C.

    Fantastic Italian wine bar. They wine by the glass from every region of Italy and it changes monthly. Over 300 bottled wines and their tapas-like food menu changes regularly.

    Elliot Chance · August 17, 2014
  • CNN

    People who love Italian wine in an intimate setting make their way to this tiny spot. The ever-changing wine list covers each of Italy’s 20 grape-growing regions. Read more

    CNN · August 6, 2014
  • Kristin K.

    The calamari is delish

    Kristin Kunasingam · February 23, 2014
  • Astri K.

    Free monthly wine tasting! Get on their newsletter so you get reminders. Great selection of Italian wine, always finding my new favourites here.

    Astri K · July 27, 2013
  • Jess M.

    Very small with a nice wine list and simple food. Experience depends on where you get seated and make sure you get here early for a seat. Not a place for large groups.

    Jess Martin · June 22, 2013
  • Olivia E.

    I loved this place. Great atmosphere and service. Food and wine very enjoyable.

    Olivia E · April 10, 2013
  • Jason O.

    Great service. For someone like me who doesn't know much about wine, they made it a very pleasant experience. Just ask for a recommendation.

    Jason O'Conal · March 9, 2013
  • Trish B.

    Amazing wine list! Ask Georgiou for a recommendation

    Trish Barry · May 18, 2012
  • Hendy O.

    Orgasmic organic Italian wines!!!

    Hendy Ongkodjojo · January 6, 2012
  • Louis Vuitton

    A simple chic bar by Giorgio De Maria (Gourmet Traveller 2012 Sommelier of the Year). Organic wines are the forte of 121BC, best accompanied by the morish bread with anchovy butter.

    Louis Vuitton · December 2, 2011
  • Hayley S.

    Fantastic wines here and the staff are attentive and knowledgeable. Very reasonable glass prices as well.

    Hayley Strow · November 30, 2011
  • viktor g.

    Best Wine Bar

    viktor glemme · November 18, 2011
  • Geoff K.

    Winner of best wine bar | Shortlisted for best bar, best new bar & best small bar - TimeOut Sydney Bar Awards 2012 Read more

    Geoff Kim · October 28, 2011
  • Citibank A.

    Sommeliers, winemakers, bartenders and baristas team up with their kitchen counterparts. It’s all about the food and drinks. Come and enjoy matching wines as part of the CSIFF 2011.

    Citibank Australia · October 7, 2011
  • Karla

    Affordable, quality Italian tapas style food with a great selection of wines to compliment the meal. The staff are knowledgeable about their nosh and friendly. Great, funky atmosphere too!

    Karla · September 2, 2011
  • feesable

    ask about the digestifs

    feesable · August 23, 2011
  • Terri-Anne D.

    amazing Italian wines and nibbles. Read more

    Terri-Anne Duarte · July 5, 2011
  • Amy G.

    Perfect place to spend an evening! Beautiful selection of Italian wines, great food and really cool atmosphere.

    Amy Goodsell · June 16, 2011
  • Jason H.

    Try the Pannell Nebbiolo. As good as many Italians. Wow.

    Jason Hoy · June 7, 2011
  • Fee

    really good Italian wines Read more

    Fee · May 23, 2011

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