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Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

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Maurice Terzini

Restaurateur | Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

Sydney, Australia

"Dream Big & Execute"

Generally thinking:

Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design

My tags:

ArchitectureArtBusiness DevelopmentCultureEntertainmentEntrepreneurshipEventsFashionFoodGraphic DesignInterior DesignMusic

Very good at:
+ Dreaming Big
+ Creating & Collaborating
+ Working Hard

About me & my work:

I am a restaurateur with a passion for music, food and people.

I was born to Italian parents and am originally from Melbourne but am now based in Sydney. I have created some of Australia’s most successful and iconic cafés, bars and restaurants ... starting with Melbourne's Caffé e Cucina in 1988 (when I was 23), followed by La Panada (catering), Il Bacaro (wine bar), Café Veloce & Melbourne Wine Room. Then I came to Sydney and, after some early forays in some café ventures, opened Otto Ristorante Italiano, Nove Pizzeria then Icebergs Dining Room and Bar (in 2002), North Bondi Italian Food, Neild Avenue and back to Melbourne with Giuseppe Arnaldo and Sons.

I have collaborated on a variety of creative fronts, including collaborations with fashion label Ksubi and designer/architect Carl Pickering.

I also created my own unisex clothing label, Ten Pieces, sold exclusively at Restricted Premises in NSW.

Finally (for now) I am co-founder of You Only Live Once … an online lifestyle and events guide; and I was involved in the launch of Sydney act Sneaky Sound System.

My links:

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar | My mothership restaurant. 10 years gracing the cliffs of South Bondi, embracing the panoramic views of the world's most iconic beach. A unique Australian dining experience.

You Only Live Once | Founded with my friends Black Angus and Dan Single, YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE is an online guide to the good life: music, food & people.

Da Orazio | Pizza + Porchetta | Just opened in Bondi ... making real Neapolitan pizza from a wood fired oven

Ten Pieces | Each collection consists of ten pieces – or ten garments, all unisex and interchangeable.

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