Woolwich’s finest feed: Cucinetta on the water does stylish food well

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Looking for somewhere special to dine? Then we’ll let you in on a little secret. Overlooking Lane Cove River in the peaceful suburb of Woolwich is Cucinetta, an award winning, hatted Italian restaurant which is just about to launch an exciting new breakfast menu that is guaranteed to please. Sydney born and bred Vincenzo Mazzotta, founder and Executive Chef at Cucinetta, creates unforgettable meals by using methods his forefathers used, applying them to slow cooking, pasta and cheese making.

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Ideally, you’d like to keep a hidden gem like this to yourself. But it would be unfair not to tell others about this beautifully located restaurant serving up delicious, authentic Italian dishes, including the incredibly fresh pastries, baked in-house.

The new breakfast menu due to be launched in early April offers something for everyone. Frankly, they had me at ‘Nutella-filled croissants with white chocolate and hazelnuts’. But the ricotta hot cake with orange mascarpone, poached pear, figs, coconut and nuts is hot on the heels of those freshly baked croissants. Also high on the list of ‘must-haves’ is the super fluffy, brioche French toast, with caramelised banana, ricotta, chocolate and salted caramel.

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But if sweet dishes aren’t your jam, fear not, as there are a plenty of savoury dishes to satisfy, such as the moreish baked eggs with kale, chorizo, capsicum, tomato, chili and focaccia. The zucchini flower fritters with smoked salmon, cucumber, crème fraiche, and poached egg is another dish that is hard to go past.

The ambience at Cucinetta is cheerful by day and romantic by night. The floor plan features an open kitchen, adding a playful element to the venue, and allows all those mouth-watering aromas to drift from the kitchen into the restaurant.

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Whatever the occasion – brunch with the girls or dinner with your beau – it is worth the trip to dine at this lovely intimate restaurant located on one of Sydney’s most beautiful foreshore parklands.

Breakfast is available from 7.30am Monday to Saturday. Cucinetta is open for lunch from 12pm, Friday to Sunday and dinner from Tuesday through to Saturday.

Find Cucinetta at 103 Woolwich Road, Woolwich

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