A city center Italian trattoria frequented by dozens of Australian celebrities had its most famous customer on Tuesday night.
Taylor Swift literally stopped traffic on Tuesday night when she went out to dinner in Sydney.
The global superstar, 34, surprised onlookers at Pellegrino 2000, a neighborhood trattoria located in Surry Hills.
The restaurant, which was voted number one in New South Wales in 2022, is the second establishment opened by acclaimed chefs Daniel Pepperell and Michael Cliff and sommelier Andy Tyson, who also run the popular Bistrot 916 in Potts Point.
Pellegrino 2000 has dozens of celebrity fans, including Channel Nine’s Sylvia Jeffreys, MasterChef Australia’s Melissa Leong, Farmer Wants a Wife presenter Samantha Armytage, radio presenter Kate Ritchie, cricket WAG Emma Lyon and podcast host Abbie Chatfield.
The popular restaurant, which describes itself as a “neighborhood trattoria,” is known for its Italian food and wine.
An informed local said the restaurant’s prices are “very reasonable for Sydney”.
“Taylor could have chosen many expensive restaurants to eat at, but she opted for something local.”
Taylor Swift (pictured) literally stopped traffic on Tuesday night when she went out to dinner in Sydney.
The global superstar surprised onlookers at Pellegrino 2000 (pictured), a neighborhood trattoria located in Surry Hills.
Pellegrino 2000 has indoor and outdoor dining options.
Reservations are essential.
It is understood Swift did not book the entire restaurant and enjoyed her meal among other paying customers.
Swift looked every inch the local hipster on Tuesday night, opting for a low-key black gypsy top paired with a brown suede skirt for the outing.
The Shake It Off hitmaker accessorized her off-duty look with a delicate necklace and a jet black belt to cinch her waist.
She wore her blonde locks natural for her night out on the town and highlighted her famous face with a classic makeup palette consisting of defined eyes and bold lips.
The one-woman economy made the most of her night off with fellow singer Sabrina Carpenter, who is currently supporting Taylor on her sold-out Eras tour.
The Girl Meets World star stunned in a red minidress with white fringe details and simple stockings in the back.
Carpenter accessorized her look with a classic Louis Vuitton bag and wore a black leather-look jacket to protect herself from Sydney’s unpredictable weather of late.
The Pennsylvania native wore her blonde hair very straight for her night out in the trendy inner-city suburb.
Swift is currently enjoying four days of rest and relaxation in Harbor City after her Eras Tour took Melbourne by storm, selling out three days at the famous MCG.
The megastar flew to Sydney on Monday afternoon and is staying at the Crown presidential villa in Barangaroo.
On Tuesday morning, her private jet took off on a flight bound for Honolulu, amid reports that she was headed there to pick up her NFL star boyfriend, Travis Kelce.
MasterChef Australia’s Melissa Leong (pictured) is also a fan of the inner Sydney restaurant
Kelce dropped a big hint that he might be heading to Australia on this week’s episode of his New Heights podcast, stating that he would be “venturing to an island very soon” and the best ones would be “south” of the US.
He added that next week’s podcast is a pre-recorded guest episode in which he does not appear, leading fans to believe he would join his girlfriend in Sydney and perhaps travel with her to Singapore for her shows in the first week of March.
Rumors are also growing that Swift and Kelce will enjoy a romantic vacation together in Queensland during their stay in Australia.
Swift will perform four shows in Sydney from Friday, February 23 to Monday, February 26.