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We’re calling it, this is the best Italian restaurant in Sydney

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This is a huge call, but we’re willing to make it. The best Italian restaurant in Sydney is Casa Mia Osteria in Newtown. We’ve tried a lot of them, but this intimate joint at the end of King St has blown us away with it’s authentic Roman dishes and delicious Italian wines. Casa Mia translates to “at home”, and that’s exactly how you feel entering their doors. The team are the epitome of generous Italian hospitality and make thoughtful recommendations. Casa Mia Osteria is the personal project of two friends who have known each other from back in Italy, Andrea Nazzari (from Tetsuya’s, Rockpool Bar & Grill, and Baccomato Osteria) and Valerio Boncompagni (previously executive chef at Baccomato Osteria). Boncompagni cooks everything in-house including the sourdough, focaccia and salumi. After learning how to make salumi from his uncle during his childhood in Toscana, he developed a passion for cured meat that he marinates with nearly 15 different herbs and spices and of course with no addition of preservatives. Depending on the days, you may taste Pancetta, Wagyu bresaola, capocollo, Lamb prosciutto, finocchiona, mortadella, nduja (a spicy pork spread), guanciale (pig cheek), and more. You’ll get something new every time you dine and in true Roman style, nothing is wasted, so come with an open mind. One of their best items on the menu has to be the wood-fired pinsa Romana (Roman pizza), which are cooked in the traditional way and more oval in shape. The dough is made from three types of flour and rested… Read More

Quality Italian food with a rooftop in Hawthorn – only Santoni

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Santoni is an Italian restaurant in Hawthorn, Melbourne’s east that does good food with quality service, spread across three floors that includes a rooftop. Does anything sound any better? View this post on Instagram Who said vegetarians don't have fun? A post shared by Santoni (@santonipizza) on Jul 30, 2018 at 1:12am PDT Found right on the corner of Glenferrie and Burwood Roads, Santoni is in prime position to offer locals and visitors all the usual Italian menu favourites like pizza, pasta, contorni and desserts – complete with a full, and fully-manned bar. Since 2007, Santoni has been making groups, couples and families happy with their fare, offering up quality food with a stunning view. From the Santoni rooftop, you see panoramic views of Hawthorn, Melbourne city skyline and the bustling roadside below, always at the heart of what’s happening in the busy shopping precinct. Santoni really started to shine in 2014 when they were visited in a dream by Sant’Antonio Abate, the Patron Saint of pizza. He encouraged them to place our faith in pizza and create a restaurant that truly celebrated the art and joy of Italian cuisine. And it’s done them well. They’re all about fresh ingredients, great flavours and good company, becoming a destination for all those seeking an authentic taste of Italy. Find Santoni at 634 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. View this post on Instagram Can’t decide? Let’s us choose for you, come in and try our mama and nonna menu packages ? A post shared by Santoni (@santonipizza) on Nov… Read More