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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.

2457 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

9
2457 reviews
Recommended
(9.0)
Food
(9.1)
Service
(9.2)
Value for money
(8.2)
Atmosphere
(9.0)

dined on Sun, 13 Oct 2019

(9)
It's a very polished restaurant with wonderful food. We did the matching wines but thought the pours were a bit mean, they were so small we had finished the wine when the food arrived even though the service was very quick. Most other fine dining restaurants would top.up the drinks a bit. But otherwise a great experience!
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed the food on the day. Please note that for consistency with all of our matching wines, we pour 75ml for white and red wine and 50ml for dessert. I will however, discuss your notes further in our weekly management meeting with the sommelier and team. We hope to see you again soon.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Tue, 15 Oct 2019

dined on Sat, 12 Oct 2019

(10)
Thank you to Angelo, Rachele and all the staff for another wonderful afternoon!
Grazie mille John! It is always a pleasure to have you dine with us! I will pass on your kind words to the chef and team as they will be so happy to hear.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Tue, 15 Oct 2019

dined on Sun, 6 Oct 2019

(10)
Always love the food and service.
Grazie mille Julietta! It is always a pleasure to have you dine with us. We hope to see you again soon.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Tue, 8 Oct 2019

dined on Sun, 29 Sep 2019

(10)
Had a late lunch.. great food in a beautiful venue. Service was excellent. Totally enjoyable experience. Can’t wait to go back again. Thank you for making my dining experience a memorable one. 👍🏼🥂😋
Grazie milel Carole! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you can join us again soon.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Tue, 1 Oct 2019
Da Som Lee

dined on Sun, 22 Sep 2019

(8)
Everything was really great, I really loved the atmosphere and service while dining in. However the food was over-seasoned to our taste; which we already mentioned to the server that we would want the food to be ‘less salty’, to the level where it completely killed our appetite and even made us feel sick. I did experienced the fine quality of food, but I really hope that it would not be so salty the next time I visit there.

dined on Wed, 18 Sep 2019

(10)
Great service, amazing food and wines in a stunning location.
Grazie mille Fabiola! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to see you again soon
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Thu, 19 Sep 2019

dined on Thu, 5 Sep 2019

(9)
Especially with 50% off, this was an incredible offer that we just couldn't pass on. The food is impeccable, the service is so warm, attentive and efficient. The atmosphere is lovely too. Will definitely go back with the discount, or possibly for a special night out at full price (be careful of the price though!)
Grazie mille Mary! We are so pleased you enjoyed the food and service on the day, the chef and team will be delighted to hear, so we do hope to see you again soon. Why not try our Stressless Sunday menu every Sunday evening? The menu consists of 5 courses priced at $79 per person, and it is a fantastic way to experience current, old and new dishes at a fantastic price.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Tue, 10 Sep 2019

dined on Wed, 4 Sep 2019

(9)
We have been to Ormeggio at the Spit several times and never disappointed. I always look forward to their wholemeal sourdough as a start and hopefully one day I can get the recipe :) . This time the best dish will be Brussels sprouts – charcoal corn – walnut hollandaise. The presentation was simple like a risotto but it was burst with flavours. To round up the experience, service is always outstanding to perfection. Well done to the team.
Grazie mille Caroline! Its fantastic to hear that you continuously choose to dine and support us. The Brussels sprouts dish is one of of our most popular and long term favourites with the Ormeggio team, so we are happy that you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Tue, 10 Sep 2019
Sophia Barros

dined on Sat, 24 Aug 2019

(9)
Service was impeccable and every dish we selected was delicious. Spanner crab risotto and homemade ricotta were absolutely divine! Carbonara cappuccino courtesy of the house was surprising.

dined on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

(10)
I've been here twice and it's still the best fine dining restaurant I've ever been to. The atmosphere, decor and service are all 10/10. We had the trip to Italy menu and it was better than the degustation we had last year. I would've gladly paid full price but to get a 50% off voucher from the fork was just a massive cherry on the top.
Grazie mille! So happy to hear that you enjoyed our degustation menu! We hope to see you again very soon.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Wed, 21 Aug 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 2024
Sun 5:30 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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Public Holiday

Ormeggio at the Spit will be serving our regular menu with a surcharge added to the final bill for this public holiday. Our chefs are happy to cater to special dietary requirements or allergies where possible with a minimum of 48 hours notice. Credit card details are required to secure all bookings. Failure to show up on the day, a decrease in guest numbers by more than 50%, or cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will incur a $100 cancellation fee per person booked based on the last confirmed guest numbers. A 1.65% processing fee applies to all credit cards, and 0.55% processing fee applies to all EFTPOS transactions.
When
01 Jan 2018
Mon 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
26 Jan 2018
Fri 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
30 Mar 2018 - 01 Apr 2018
Sun, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
25 Apr 2018
Wed 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
26 Dec 2018
Wed 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
01 Jan 2019
Tue 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
When
19 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
Fri, Sat 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
When
21 Apr 2019
Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
When
25 Apr 2019
Thu 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
When
26 Dec 2019
Thu 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
01 Jan 2020
Wed 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
10 Apr 2020
Fri 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
When
11 Apr 2020
Sat 11:45 AM - 10:00 AM
When
12 Apr 2020
Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
When
25 Apr 2020
Sat 11:45 AM - 10:00 AM
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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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New Years Eve - First Seating

Join us for an early four course dinner for $135 per person. All tables are required to vacate by 8:15pm. 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 booking will incur a $135 cancellation fee per guest based on the last confirmed guest numbers. 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
31 Dec 2018
Mon 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
When
31 Dec 2019
Tue 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
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New Years Eve - Second Seating

Join us for an 8 course degustation menu for $199 per person. 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 booking will incur a $199 cancellation fee per guest based on the last confirmed guest numbers. 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
31 Dec 2018
Mon 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
When
31 Dec 2019
Tue 6:30 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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Standard Booking 7 - 10 guests

Groups of between 7 and 10 guests can choose to enjoy one of our degustation menu options or select 3 courses from our reduced a la carte menu. We request credit card details to secure all bookings; failure to show up, reducing in guest numbers by more than 50%, or cancellations within 24 hours of the reservation will incur a $100 per person cancellation fee based on the last confirmed guest numbers.
Min. people
7
When
03 Jul 2019 - 31 Dec 2020
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
When
03 Jul 2019 - 31 Dec 2020
Sun 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Valentine's Day

Celebrate with someone special at Ormeggio this Valentine's Day! Join us for an early meal at 5:45pm or 6:00pm to enjoy our set 4 course menu for $129 per person, all bookings from 6:30pm onwards will enjoy our 8 course degustation for $189 per person. Groups of 4 or more adults, will also receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco and oyster on arrival. Credit card details are required to secure all bookings, any cancellations within 7 days of the reservation will incur a $159 per person cancellation fee based on the last confirmed guest numbers. Not available in conjunction with any other offers or discounts including Entertainment Book, Gourmet Traveller and Good Food Gift Cards. A vacate time applies to all bookings at 5:45pm and 6:00pm.
When
14 Feb 2020
Fri 5:45 PM - 10:00 AM
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Mother's Day

Show your Mum how much you care with a memorable meal at Ormeggio overlooking Middle Harbour. We'll be serving a 4 course menu for $159 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 $159pp 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 Gourmet Traveller and Good Food Gift Card. No BYO allowed, however a fully licensed bar is available. A 1.65% processing fee applies to all credit cards, and 0.55% processing fee applies to all EFTPOS transactions.
When
10 May 2020
Sun 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Sunset Special

Ormeggio with its west facing water views is the best place to see a beautiful (and romantic!) sunset. Enjoy 20% discount off the food menu price of our 3 course a la carte menu or A Little Trip Through Italy degustation menu for bookings at 5:45pm or 6:00pm. Not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Book, Good Food or Gourmet Traveller Gift Card, or on special event days. For groups of up to 8 adults. Vacate times apply.
When
02 Oct 2019 - 15 Oct 2020
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 5:45 PM - 6:00 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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