things we love – 298

January 20, 2017
A Ciao reader running along Hen and Chicken Bay in Five Dock was tempted to stop, snap a pic and sit on these beautiful Rococo arm chairs left by the bay with water views. We […]

Five Dock’s Dessert Destinations

August 19, 2016
Ciao’s resident sweet-tooth Emma McConnell finds an excuse to hoover up Five Dock’s sugar supplies.   Pasticceria Tamborrino This café is a Five Dock institution. Tamborrino’s (as it’s known to locals) doubled its sized in 2008 to […]

Ferragosto festivities

August 18, 2016
Sunday August 21st brings us Five Dock’s famed festa. It’s that time of year when spring is at the door and Ferragosto is just around the corner! Come celebrate Sydney’s Italian community on Sunday, August […]

Inner West Whispers – 288

August 4, 2016
Local gossip, rumour, hearsay and unsubstantiated fact… Gelato wars – Marrickville Mauler – Don’t mention the memorial • The big M of gelato is coming to the Inner West. Yes, finally Messina Gelato will be […]

Inner West Whispers – 285

June 24, 2016
Leichhardt Councillor in Bennelong – Painted over – Election imposter • Former Ciao cover girl and erstwhile Leichhardt Labor Councillor Lyndal Howison is entering the election race for John Howard’s ex-seat, Bennelong. Lyndal was a […]

Inner west whispers – 282

May 12, 2016
Parramatta Rd, an artwork – Wrapped in plastic – New op-shop • Leichhardt Council has been publicising a call-out for creatives to beautify the Leichhardt-Annandale-Camperdown section of Parramatta Road. It offers a commission of $10,000 […]

Inner West Whispers – 279

March 31, 2016
Let them eat cheesecake – pretty vacant – confused Italian • NSW Premier Mike Baird made an unsavoury comment last week opening the newly refurbished Pasticceria Papa, Haberfield’s most famous shop. The appearance was bittersweet […]

Inner Best: Black Poison

March 18, 2016
In 2012 husband and wife team Davide and Trish Salmeri started Black Poison out of a garage. As they now celebrate their first birthday in their beautifully designed Five Dock café, Ciao asks the secret […]

Inner West Whispers – 277

March 3, 2016
Gruen Transfer – Too full for school – Sugar spree diet • Rumour has it that now Supabarn in Five Dock has been successfully sold to Coles, we can expect a Coles-like frontage hitting Five […]

Sisters in Armour

August 3, 2015
A mutually beneficial relationship has formed between Sydney’s most iconic women’s motorbike group and Five Dock RSL, Phoebe Moloney writes. If you are lucky or dedicated enough, you have probably seen Dykes on Bikes shredding […]
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