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  • d’Albora Marinas,
    The Spit,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9969 4088,
  • Lunch Thu-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Wed-Sat 6pm-10pm


Flowing, al dente risotto. Supple pasta. Bread that's a course in itself. Thanks to its sparkling waterside setting (the glam reveal after a wander through the marina), polite, grown-up service and the essential confidence of its Italian cooking, Ormeggio could simply cruise and still be ahead of half the competition. But Alessandro Pavoni doesn't do complacent. Instead, he comes out swinging, filling that beautiful pasta with char-grilled lamb to make agnolotti like nothing Lombardy has ever seen, playing up the Middle Eastern inspiration with yoghurt, mint oil and sumac. The technical perfection of his risotto becomes a launch pad for raw scarlet prawns topped with a crunchy tuft of fried kale. The plating is no less artful and the flavours equally true with late-season cherries played off elegant discs of panna cotta flavoured with Earl Grey. It's essentially Italian, and yet so much more. Hit neighbouring sister eatery, Chiosco, for a more casual vibe. 

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $79

    3 courses $96

    4 courses $112

    Dégustation $119

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Alessandro Pavoni & Victor Moya



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