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Ormeggio
Italian
  • d’Albora Marinas,
    The Spit,
    Mosman,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9969 4088,
    ormeggio.com.au/
  • Lunch Thu-Sun noon-3pm

    dinner Wed-Sun 6pm-10pm


     

Ormeggio
-33.811828,151.244015

The long stretch of Military Road leads to many places: The Orpheum, Taronga Zoo, and, via the Spit Bridge - Italy. At Ormeggio, tucked behind a boat-sales floor at D'Albora Marinas, Alessandro Pavoni pays tribute to his homeland in a clever "Trip" menu highlighting the regions. Never mind the water views: the kick-off snacks alone will leave you reverent. A finger of eggplant parmigiana shimmers with tomato dust. A mouthful of vitello tonnato, inspired by Piedmont, is over quickly, but boy is it dynamite. The set menus effortlessly shift from snacks to hand-rolled pasta to proteins. Well-drilled waitstaff tell you that the bottoni, or "buttons", are dusted with roasted malt and made with aged parmesan. They won't tell you that the pasta pops on the tongue to reveal hot parmesan broth - that's a surprise. This kind of creativity, executed with utmost precision from start to finish, begs for another carafe from the all-Italian wine list. And for return visits.


 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • 4 courses $125

    6 courses $145


     

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

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