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Meet the Chef

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Alessandro Pavoni

Alessandro Pavoni's career began at Carlo Magno in Italy with the famous Iginio Massari and Giuseppe Maffioli, followed by various Michelin star restaurants across the globe. In 2005 he assumed the role of Executive Chef at the Park Hyatt in Sydney with a team of 30 chefs. Alessandro opened his own restaurant in 2009, Ormeggio at The Spit, which has been a hatted restaurant since opening, achieving national acclaim in 2011 by appearing on Australia’s most loved cooking show, MasterChef.

2316 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

9.1
2316 reviews
Recommended
(9.2)
Food
(9.2)
Service
(9.2)
Value for money
(8.3)
Atmosphere
(9.1)

dined on Sat, 22 Jun 2019

(9)
Great food and service never disappoints
Grazie mille! We hope to see you again very soon!!
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Tue, 25 Jun 2019
Ali Bagriyanik

dined on Fri, 21 Jun 2019

(10)
Excellent service from all the staff. Standout was Angelo. Great food.
Grazie mille Ali! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Angelo will be delighted to hear your kind words. We hope to see you again soon.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Sat, 22 Jun 2019

dined on Wed, 5 Jun 2019

(10)
Fabulous evening, attend the Young Talent Rivalry Dinner with Pilu and Ormeggio. Such talent between these two restaurants! Amazing dinner, venue and service
Grazie mille Laura ! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to see you again soon.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Thu, 6 Jun 2019

dined on Sat, 25 May 2019

(9)
Creative Italian cuisine. Fine dining with outstanding service.
Grazie mille!
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Tue, 28 May 2019

dined on Thu, 23 May 2019

(10)
Amazing meal s usual - loved the snacks and scarlette prawns - thank you so much for the amazing time!
Grazie mille! We hope to see you again soon!
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Tue, 28 May 2019

dined on Sun, 19 May 2019

(9)
I wish the portions were bigger
Hi Tom, I'll pass on your feedback regarding the portion sizes to our chef. We hope to see you again soon.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Thu, 23 May 2019

dined on Sun, 12 May 2019

(8)
Great service and lovely food as usual. It was a little hot in the area we were in because of the afternoon sun but that's not really anyone's fault, just a good thing to note for a future booking.
Grazie! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us this Mother's Day! We hope to see you again soon.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Tue, 14 May 2019
Catherine Murphy

dined on Sat, 4 May 2019

(9)
amazing service and superb food. not cheap but worth the splurge
Grazie! We hope to see you again soon!
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Wed, 8 May 2019

dined on Sat, 4 May 2019

(9)
Incredible experience. Didn't seem to want to take our money at the end which was odd (had another engagement and it took approx 30minutes to pay)
Grazie Maheshini! I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us. However, its disappointing to hear that there was a delay with payment. I will certainly discuss this with the team so that we can improve on service. We hope to see you again soon.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Thu, 6 Jun 2019

dined on Sat, 20 Apr 2019

(7)
Portion sizes are very small and quality is good but not amazing. Strange that the restaurant is on a marina but has carpet - interior could definitely use an update. Enjoyed the BYO. Great service and knowledgeable staff.
Hi Alyssa, So happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. I will pass on your notes to the Restaurant Manager in regards to the portion sizes and interior decor. We used to have floorboards a few years back but the restaurant was just too loud so we added the carpet. We hope to see you again soon!
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Sun, 21 Apr 2019
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Specials

Stressless Sunday Dinner $79

Enjoy "Stressless Sunday Dinners" with a 5 course Chefs Degustation for only $79 per person. A la carte menu is not available on Sunday evenings. Please note that this offer is not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Card, or Good Food Gift Card. We request that you provide your credit card details to secure your booking. If you fail to show up without at least 24 hours notice, you will be charged a no-show fee. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $100 per person. A 1.65% processing fee applies to all credit cards, and 0.55% processing fee applies to all EFTPOS transactions. A 15% surcharge applies on public holidays.
When
28 Dec 2013 - 07 May 2016
Sun 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
When
09 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2019
Sun 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
17 Feb 2019
Sun 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
When
24 Mar 2019
Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Father's Day

Show Dad how much you care with a memorable meal at Ormeggio overlooking Middle Harbour. We'll be serving a 4 course menu for $145 per person, children under 12 years will enjoy a 3 course menu for $69 per child. Credit card details are required to secure all bookings; failure to show up on the day, reducing in guest numbers by more than 50%, or cancellations within 7 days of the event will be charged a $145pp no-show fee. Please advise of any dietary requirements or allergies at least 48 hours in advance and our team will endeavour to accommodate. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Card, or Good Food Gift Card.
When
02 Sep 2018
Sun 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
When
01 Sep 2019
Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Melbourne Cup

Swap trackside for waterside this Melbourne Cup! Dress is your race day best for a 4 course menu for $115 per person. Optional beverage packages available for $65pp standard or $85pp premium. Watch the race on our big screen TV, we'll be offering prizes for best dressed and hosting sweepstakes. Credit card details are required to secure all bookings, failure to show up, reducing in guest numbers by more than 50%, or cancellations within 7 days of the booking will incur a $115 cancellation fee per guest. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Card, or Good Food Gift Card. A 1.65% processing fee applies to all credit cards, and 0.55% processing fee applies to all EFTPOS transactions.
When
06 Nov 2018
Tue 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
When
05 Nov 2019
Tue 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Christmas Lunch

Celebrate with family and friends by the waterside this Christmas at Ormeggio! We’ll be offering a four course lunch menu for $285 per adult, and a three course menu for $99 per child. The menu will be confirm 3 weeks prior, however the chef is happy to cater to special dietary requirements or allergies with a minimum of 72 hours notice. Credit card details are required to secure all bookings, we will be processing the full prepayment amount for the menus 14 days prior which is non-refundable if you fail to show up, reduce in guest numbers by more than 50%, or cancel the booking. Matching wines and a full beverage list are available to order on the day. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Card, or Good Food Gift Card, or BYO wine. A 1.65% processing fee applies to all credit cards, and 0.55% processing fee applies to all EFTPOS transactions.
When
25 Dec 2018
Tue 11:15 AM - 5:00 PM
When
25 Dec 2019
Wed 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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20% off - Early Bird Special

Enjoy an early meal, along with 20% OFF our 3 course a la carte menu or A Little Trip Through Italy degustation menu when you book at 5:45pm (vacate 7:45pm) or 6:00pm (vacate 8:00pm). We request that you provide your credit card details to secure your table. In the event that you cancel within 48 hours of the booked time or do not arrive for your scheduled reservation, you may be charged a cancellation fee of $100pp. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Card, or Good Food or Gourmet Traveller Gift Card.
Max. people
8
When
04 Oct 2018 - 31 Aug 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 5:45 PM - 6:10 PM
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Alumni Dinner

We've invited back some familiar faces from the Ormeggio family to create a collaborative menu to show off their talents! Featuring Federico Zanellato, Matteo Zamboni, Laura Ballester, Jason Saxby, and Victor Moya. 5 course menu for $169pp. Credit card details are required to secure all bookings, failure to show up, reducing in guest numbers by more than 50%, or cancelling within 7 days of the event will incur a $169 per person no-show fee. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Card, or Good Food Gift Card.
When
09 Oct 2019
Wed 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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10 Years 10 Dishes

To celebrate our 10th birthday we'll have a 10 course degustation menu consisting of our signature dishes from the last 10 years. Take a walk down memory lane and taste our beloved customer favourites with 10 courses for $199pp. Credit card details are required to secure all bookings, failure to show up, reducing in guest numbers by more than 50%, or cancelling within 7 days of the event will incur a $199 per person no-show fee. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Card, or Good Food Gift Card.
When
20 Nov 2019
Wed 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Truffle Dinner

Join us for a decadent 5 course menu for $239pp featuring fresh Australian black truffles. Credit card details are required to secure all bookings, failure to show up, reducing in guest numbers by more than 50%, or cancelling within 7 days of the event will incur a $239 per person no-show fee. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Card, or Good Food Gift Card.
When
24 Jul 2019
Wed 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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50% off - 5 course menu

50% off the 5 course A Little Trip Through Italy degustation menu valued at $135 per person, or use the discount amount of $67.50 towards upgrading to the 7 course degustation or truffle menu option. Not available in conjunction with any other offers or discounts including BYO wine, Entertainment Book, Good Food and Gourmet Traveller Gift Cards, Citibank Dining Program, and special event days. The degustation menu is designed for the whole table to enjoy, we are happy to cater to dietary requirements or allergies where possible. Beverages are not included but can be purchased from our fully licensed bar. Available for bookings of up to a maximum of 10 adults. We request credit card to secure all bookings; failure to show up on the day, decreasing in guest numbers by more than 50%, or cancellations within 24 hours of the booking will incur a $100 cancellation fee per guest booked based on the last confirmed guest numbers. Valid for online bookings only, limited availability.
When
18 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Fri 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
When
18 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Sat 5:45 PM - 5:45 PM
When
18 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Sun, Sat 11:45 AM - 11:45 AM
When
18 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Sat 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM
When
18 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Wed, Thu 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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About Ormeggio at the Spit

Chefs Making Waves Nestled into the outrageously gorgeous Spit marina in Mosman is Ormeggio, where the dishes are anything but ordinary. Ormeggio's chefs are making waves in the harbour, and Sydney’s foodies are taking note. With an innovative menu that harnesses creative techniques and unique combinations to reinvent Italian cuisine, you’ll be delighted by the interesting take on food that is as much art as gastronomy. Ormeggio is an exciting destination for curious foodies looking for an awe inspiring moment, not just a meal. This is modern innovation at its best, where the food is not outdone by the stunning backdrop. Best dish: burnt eggplant tortellini with spicy pistachio and Pyengana cheddar foam

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