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Meet the Chef

Picture of Alessandro Pavoni.

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.

2415 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

9
2415 reviews
Recommended
(9.1)
Food
(9.1)
Service
(9.2)
Value for money
(8.3)
Atmosphere
(9.0)

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
Nicole Chater

dined on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

(9)
Lovely dining experience.
Grazie mille!
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

dined on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

(10)
In general everything’s are excellent. I will definitely come again.
Grazie mille! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Mon, 19 Aug 2019
Cristiana Crivellaro

dined on Thu, 15 Aug 2019

(9)
Delightful dinner and service, allow plenty of time to enjoy the 5 or 7 courses degustation. It is a true journey across Italy, felt like I was home again!
Grazie! I will certainly pass on your kind words to the chef and team, as they will be delighted to hear. We hope to see you again soon.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

(9)
I Celebrated my mum's birthday last Saturday and we had an amazing time here. The restaurant has a nice chic style and great atmosphere. The staff were very friendly, the food was excellent and the service outstanding. It is a little bit pricey but worth it, definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Sydney, Highly recommend it.
Grazie mille! Thank you for celebrating with us! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, and we hope to see you both again very soon.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Mon, 12 Aug 2019

dined on Sat, 3 Aug 2019

(9)
The food here is really delicious, proper fine dining experience. The service is superb, as you'd expect. Perfect for a special occasion, or simply to spoil yourself. Definitely recommended, Thank you!
Grazie mille! Thank you writing such a lovely review! We hope to see you again soon.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Wed, 14 Aug 2019

dined on Sat, 3 Aug 2019

(5)
Very expensive. Disappointed with the dishes. Nothing very exciting about the food. Beautifully plated and well cooked. Just not inspiring and quite frankly ridiculously priced.
Hi Philip, While I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the menu, it's a shame to read that you found it uninspiring. I will pass on your feedback to the chef. Perhaps you could try our Stressless Sunday Dinner promotion which includes 5 courses for $79 and gives our chefs the chance to get creative and trial new dishes, so the menu is different every week. We hope to see you again very soon.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Mon, 5 Aug 2019
Shannon

dined on Fri, 2 Aug 2019

(10)
Truely excellent food here. Inventive and totally delicious. Among the very best in Sydney.
Grazie mille! What a lovely review! We hope that you can visit us again soon.
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Mon, 5 Aug 2019

dined on Fri, 26 Jul 2019

(9)
Had a lovely anniversary at Ormeggio! Beautiful food and wonderful service.
Grazie mille Stephanie!
Restaurant Ormeggio at the Spit responded on Sat, 27 Jul 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
17 Feb 2019
Sun 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
When
24 Mar 2019
Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
When
09 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2024
Sun 5:30 PM - 9:00 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
11 Apr 2020
Sat 11:45 AM - 10:00 AM
When
01 Jan 2020
Wed 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
25 Apr 2020
Sat 11:45 AM - 10:00 AM
When
10 Apr 2020
Fri 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
When
12 Apr 2020
Sun 9:00 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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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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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 - 30 Jun 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
When
12 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 5:45 PM - 6:00 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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TheFork Festival - 50% Off The Set Menu.

Please enjoy 50% off our full priced 7 course 'A Trip Through Italy' degustation menu valued at $175 per person. Discount does not apply to beverages or additional menu upgrade items. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 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 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.
When
01 Jul 2019 - 23 Jul 2019
Sun, Wed, Thu 5:45 PM - 9:30 PM
When
01 Jul 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
Fri 11:45 AM - 2:45 PM
When
01 Jul 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
Fri, Sat 5:45 PM - 5:45 PM
When
01 Jul 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
Fri, Sat 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM
When
01 Jul 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
Sun, Sat 11:45 AM - 11:45 AM
When
01 Jul 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
Sun, Sat 2:30 PM - 2:30 PM
When
24 Jul 2019
Wed 5:45 PM - 9:30 PM
When
25 Jul 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
Sun, Wed, Thu 5:45 PM - 9:30 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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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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