Tag Archives: Italian

Pilu at Freshwater, Freshwater

Strozzapretti is appropriately “priest choker” or “priest strangler” in Italian because of its rope-like appearance. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ Not long ago, Sydney’s Italian food scene was dominated by restaurants serving popular pastas and pizzas that were great but not differentiated by regional flavours. Now … Continue reading

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Food Safari, King Street Wharf, Sydney

It has called the eastern foreshore of Darling Harbour home for more than a decade now. But fast taking shape just north is the much larger Barangaroo retail and commercial precinct with an earmarked 50 new restaurants when it eventually opens in 2018. So, … Continue reading

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LuMi Bar & Dining, Pyrmont

“If the Indians can eat masala and spicy curries with yoghurt, why can’t Italians eat this lamb rib with remnants of soybean?” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Hugos Bar Pizza, Kings Cross

Like the diners around us, these prawns are pretty though missing charred flavours of the grill. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ After so many years, images of that pork belly pizza at Hugos Bar Pizza one late Saturday evening with the Monk are still deliciously etched in my … Continue reading

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Cipri Italian, Paddington

I feel ambivalent with each bite of this suckling pig…. there’s melting fat and crisp skin that are so decadently beautiful. But there’s also chewy skin and strands of lean meat that felt dry like the Sahara. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related … Continue reading

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LuMi Bar & Dining, Pyrmont

“Orange and black are remarkable colour combinations on a modern art palette. At LuMi, orange, sea urchin, golden shavings of bottarga and squid ink chitarra combine for a remarkable sensation on your palate.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Criniti’s, Woolloomooloo

“You are on the Amalfi coast when sailboats are gently rocking in the water and Al Pacino is having lunch with you” ~~~~~O~~~~~

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Berta, Sydney

Soft, earthy lentils are soaking up rich roasting juices like little spongelettes. We rate this slow-roasted goat as one of the stand-out winter dishes this season. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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La Scala on Jersey, Woollahra

“I’ll meet you at the top of the stairs …..” is the catch phrase on its website.

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ChopinandMysaucepan – Our Third Blogiversary

“Life is not about the length of our time but moments in time that give us peace and joy. By capturing these moments on this blog, I hope it will also help you to relive your moments in time that … Continue reading

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La Botte D’oro, Leichhardt

How many pizzas and pastas would an Italian restaurant have dished out if it has been around for more than thirty five years?

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Balla The Star, Sydney

Since re-branding itself as The Star from its tacky past of being The Star City, Sydney’s casino has been upping the ante on its stable of restaurants.

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Via Napoli Pizzeria, Lane Cove

“This pizza is so soggy and wet, I can hardly pick it up!” we hear someone say at the next table. Welcome to the tradition of the Neapolitan style pizza that has made Via Napoli Pizzeria in North Shore’s Lane Cove … Continue reading

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Lorenzo’s, Crows Nest

UPDATE April 2015: This restaurant has permanently closed for business. Almost one hundred years ago in 1915, Antonino Meli decided to pack his clothes into a suitcase and began his arduous journey from Italy to Australia by boat. Arriving in Sydney … Continue reading

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A Tavola, Bondi

A Tavola (meaning “to the table”) is inspired by the childhood memories of Head Chef and Owner Eugenio Maiale whilst playing in his Adelaide home backyard as he waited for the dinner bell to chime “a tavola”.

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Rosso Pomodoro, Balmain

“I am not afraid to admit I am a huge fan of the ham and pineapple pizza. And I can assure you there isn’t a guy from wikipedia lurking in this pizzeria.” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Popolo, Rushcutters Bay

“There is a seductive Italian in town” M tells me. “Well, I know you’re absolutely in love with Monica Bellucci but there’s only two things about Italy that generally excite me and that’s food and opera, although I like to … Continue reading

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La Disfida Enoteca Pizza, Haberfield

“But I love a hearty slice of pizza when I’m hungry” I lament. “Well, why don’t you try asking your friends what they want for dinner instead of thinking about yourself all the time?” Mysaucepan says.

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Buon Ricordo, Paddington

“If any Sydney restaurant can boast a breakthrough dish of international acclaim, then it would surely enhance the city’s claim to being a serious food destination.” ~ Chopinand, Co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Ormeggio at The Spit, Mosman

Update: September 2013 – Ormeggio at The Spit was awarded Two Hats at the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards 2014. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ It all started with my birthday dinner in January. I posted a question on Facebook and was … Continue reading

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Il Baretto, Surry Hills

I love Italian food because, apart from French, Chinese and Indian, it is one of the great cuisines of the world. To me, these four cuisines are among the richest in food culture that date back thousands of years into … Continue reading

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Amici Ristorante Pizzeria, Cammeray

I’m on the loose end tonight because Mysaucepan is catching up with her girlfriends. So I find myself with the boys which is a rare thing these days. Well, not quite all the boys because my friend Peter is also … Continue reading

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Chiswick Pizzeria Ristorante, Chiswick

Italian food is truly one of the great cuisines of the world today. Every city with a vibrant Italian community will enjoy the culinary delights of cafes, restaurants and pizzerias dishing up modern and traditional takes on the popular pizzas … Continue reading

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