Ormeggio at The Spit - Mosman
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Review: Awarded Two Chef Hats - The SMH Good Food Guide 2013
A hatted restaurant since its first year of opening, the menu at Ormeggio at the Spit offers a little piece of regional Italy in Sydney, with a contemporary twist."Ormeggio", which is Italian for “mooring,” is open to the water on three sides, making sunset a sight to behold in this west-facing restaurant.
Source: Best Restaurants of Australia
Location: D'Albora Marinas at The Spit Mosman, on the western side of the Spit Bridge 9km from the Sydney CBD.
Details: Ormeggio at The Spit was awarded Two Chef Hats in Sydney Morning Herald's 2013 Good Food Guide and has been a 'hatted' restaurant since its first year of opening. The open-plan restaurant exudes European elegance, with clean lines, light wooden tables and timber flooring. Natural light floods through floor-to-ceiling bay windows, highlighting the pristine white tablecloths. The name Ormeggio means berth or mooring in Italian, reflecting the waterfront position of the restaurant. Every seat has postcard-worthy water views across The Spit waterway and Middle Harbour, making it an ideal spot to linger over a long lunch or sunset dinner. An intimate bar for pre-dinner drinks provides the perfect space for relaxing with a Pinot Grigio or a refreshing glass of sparkling Italian Franciacorta before you move through to your table.
Food & beverage: Italian Chef Alessandro Pavoni ensures a truly unique dining experience at Ormeggio. Inspired by his home region of Lombardy, Pavoni presents an exciting, modern take on Italian food by combining culinary innovation and traditional techniques across the menu. Start with smoked linguine from Naples with braised cuttlefish and squid ink before a main of slow-cooked suckling pig or pressed duck. Dessert pays homage to Italy’s finest food exports, featuring ingredients such as piedmont hazelnuts, amadei tuscan chocolate and olive oil. A top quality selection of Italian cheeses are paired with flavours that complement their individual qualities. For example, a cured sheep’s milk truffled pecorino from Sardinia is served with fresh apple and apple chips, whilst verde di capra, a gorgonzola cheese from Lombardy, is matched with white chocolate and black olives. For the full Ormeggio dining experience, indulge in a degustation menu with matching wines from the contemporary, predominantly Italian wine list. Ormeggio also houses a fully serviced kiosk for casual take-away eating with a selection of Panini, house made gelato and good coffee, catering for hungry boaters, walkers and picnickers that lunch in the park beside the marina.
Functions: Ormeggio hosts functions for a minimum of 15 guests in contemporary Italian style, aiming to bring an Italian feast to your table. They offer build your own packages, ranging from canapes to degustation menus, and can also recommend contacts for things such as photography or ferries for transfers to the restaurant and/or cruising on Middle Harbour for canapés.