Non Solo Pizza has been a beloved Parnell neighbourhood institution for over 25 years. Now, its convivial charm has arrived in the inner city with the opening of sister venue Bar Non Solo.
Located in the refurbished space that previously housed The Deck at Ostro, Bar Non Solo has dialled up the vibe of its suburban counterpart to offer a party-ready space that’s perfect for after-work drinks, pre-dinner snacks and lively nightcaps. Step out of the level two lift, and a brand new entranceway welcomes you, with Ostro revelling in its prime waterfront spot to the left, and Bar Non Solo taking in the lights of Britomart to the right.
With Paul Izzard and his award-winning team taking care of the redesign, Bar Non Solo’s space feels both spacious and welcoming, with varying sizes and heights of table catering to everyone from couples on dates to groups of friends catching up. Continuing Ostro’s dark green palette, albeit with a deeper, more olive-tinted hue, are leather banquettes and covered stools, plus charming tiled tabletops and painted wood consoles.
The drinks list focuses on Italian cocktails (including a negroni on tap), spritzes, digestifs and wine, while Savor Group Executive Chef Chris Rendell has reinvented Non Solo’s menu to have more of a small-plates focus. Find pasta, antipasti and salumi among the various sharing dishes, as well as the eatery’s famous pizza (an impressive pizza oven has been installed).
Non Solo’s legendary Aperitivo hour is another thing this bar has in common with its Parnell sister; running Wednesday to Saturday from 5-7pm, expect free bar bites, flowing Peroni and spritzes, and on Friday evening the plan is to kick things up a notch with a selection of the best DJs in town on the decks — all helping Bar Non Solo to bring the spirit of Italian nightlife to Britomart.
You’ll be sure to find us here, enthusiastically soaking up the atmosphere as the weather slowly but surely brightens.
Bar Non Solo
Level 2, Seafarers Building
52 Tyler St