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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.

446 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.9
446 reviews
Recommended
(9.3)
Food
(8.9)
Service
(9.2)
Value for money
(8.3)
Atmosphere
(8.4)

dined on Sun, 19 May 2019

(10)
It is one of my favorite restaurants on the planet- great service , beautiful food, great wine list with expert advice
jackie choo

dined on Fri, 3 May 2019

(9)
Thank you for the bday treat where my fren & I got to taste the banquet menu for the price of one. Nine dishes and each one tasted as good as it looked. 3h free parking in street next to restaurant made for a delightful long lunch.

dined on Sat, 30 Mar 2019

(10)
Our first time, recommended by friends. The degustation menu was delicious. Great value. Service was fab thank you.

dined on Sat, 23 Mar 2019

(10)
Always a great welcome with the team at Sotto Sopra. Great wines and expert advice on wine selection.

dined on Thu, 21 Mar 2019

(9)
Once again freshly prepared pasta dishes, wonderful mix of flavours. Excellent service.

dined on Fri, 14 Jun 2019

(5)
Nice food, but overpriced. Wine list could use some work.
Steven Cooper

dined on Thu, 13 Jun 2019

(9)
First timer - pleasantly surprised.
Jon Bradshaw

dined on Sat, 1 Jun 2019

(8)
Great service. Lovely food. Nicer decor. Uninspiring location.

dined on Sun, 26 May 2019

(10)
Great food, lovely atmosphere and service. Keen to support this northern beaches beauty
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Specials

Groups of 8+ Guests - credit card details

Credit card details are required to secure all bookings, failure to show up on the day, a reduction in numbers by more than 50%, or cancellations with less than 48 hours notice, will result in a $50 fee charged to each person booked based on the last confirmed numbers.
Min. people
8
When
08 Feb 2017 - 13 Feb 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
15 Feb 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
15 Apr 2017 - 13 May 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
15 May 2017 - 02 Sep 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
04 Sep 2017 - 06 Nov 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
08 Nov 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
26 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
01 Jan 2018 - 08 Feb 2020
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Groups of 8+ Guests - CC details Communal Table

Credit card details are required to secure all bookings, failure to show up on the day, a reduction in numbers by more than 50%, or cancellations with less than 48 hours notice, will result in a $50 fee charged to each person booked based on the last confirmed numbers.
Min. people
8
When
08 Feb 2017 - 13 Feb 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
15 Feb 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
15 Apr 2017 - 13 May 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
15 May 2017 - 02 Sep 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
04 Sep 2017 - 06 Nov 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
08 Nov 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
26 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
01 Jan 2018 - 08 Feb 2020
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Outdoor Table

Sotto Sopra has outdoor tables available in a weatherproof area, so other than in extreme weather conditions this area is open for business.
When
27 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Melbourne Cup

Watch the race that stops the nation on our big screen while enjoying an Italian banquet menu for $69 per person. Please make a note of any special dietary requirements or allergies, the chef is happy to accommodate with at least 48 hours notice. You may be seated on our bespoke communal feasting table. 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 $50 cancellation fee per guest booked. Not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Book, or Good Food Gift Cards.
When
05 Nov 2019
Tue 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Christmas Day

Enjoy an Italian Christmas banquet this year for $149 per adult, or a three course menu for $45 per child under 12 years. Please make a note of any special dietary requirements or allergies, the chef is happy to accommodate with at least 72 hours notice. You may be seated at our bespoke communal feasting table. Credit card details are required to secure all bookings; Full prepayment of the menu price is processed 14 days prior which is non-refundable if your groups fails to show up, reducing in guest numbers by more than 50%, or cancellations within 14 days of the booking. Not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Book, or Good Food Gift Cards.
When
25 Dec 2018
Tue 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
When
25 Dec 2019
Wed 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Communal Table

This booking is for our bespoke communal feasting table. Please note that you may be seated beside another booking on a shared table.
Max. people
7
When
09 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Father's Day

Enjoy our specially designed four course Father's Day lunch banquet menu for $89 per person, we will also be offering a three course menu for $39 per person for children under 12 years. For dinner bookings only we will also be offering our a la carte menu. You may be seated on communal tables. Please advise of any dietary requirements or allergies within 48 hours of the booking and our team will endeavour to accommodate your request. 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 booking will incur a $50 cancellation fee per guest booked based on the last confirmed guest numbers. Not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Book, or Good Food Gift Cards.
When
01 Sep 2019
Sun 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Father's Day - Outdoor Table

Enjoy our specially designed four course Father's Day banquet lunch menu for $89 per person, we will also be offering a three course menu for $39 per person for children under 12 years. For dinner bookings only we will also be offering our a la carte menu. You will be seated on one of our outdoor tables that are protected from wind and rain, however in the event of extreme weather our staff will contact you to cancel the booking with no cancellation fee. Please advise of any dietary requirements or allergies within 48 hours of the booking and our team will endeavour to accommodate your request. 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 booking will incur a $50 cancellation fee per guest booked based on the last confirmed guest numbers. Not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Book, or Good Food Gift Cards.
When
01 Sep 2019
Sun 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Melbourne Cup - Outdoor Table

Celebrate the race that stops the nation on our outdoor tables while enjoying an Italian banquet menu for $69 per person. This area is weatherproof, so other than in extreme weather conditions, this area is open for business. Please make a note of any special dietary requirements or allergies, the chef is happy to accommodate with at least 48 hours notice. 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 $50 cancellation fee per guest booked. The cancellation fee will not apply if the Restaurant Manager has no choice but to cancel the booking in the case of extreme weather conditions. Not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Book, or Good Food Gift Cards.
When
05 Nov 2019
Tue 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book special
Special selected! Remove

Christmas Day - Outdoor Table

Enjoy an Italian Christmas banquet this year for $149 per adult, or a three course menu for $45 per child under 12 years. Please make a note of any special dietary requirements or allergies, the chef is happy to accommodate with at least 72 hours notice. You will be seated on one of our outdoor tables which is in a weatherproof area, aside from extreme weather conditions, this area will be open for business. Credit card details are required to secure all bookings; Full prepayment of the menu price is processed 14 days prior which is non-refundable if your groups fails to show up, reduces in guest numbers by more than 50%, or cancels within 14 days of the booking. If the booking must be cancelled by the Restaurant Manager due to extreme weather, the prepayment would be refunded. Not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Book, or Good Food Gift Cards.
When
25 Dec 2018
Tue 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
When
25 Dec 2019
Wed 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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New Year's Eve

Ring in the new year with the Sotto Sopra team! Order from the a la carte menu or indulge with our four course banquet menu for $69.50 per person. Please make a note of any special dietary requirements or allergies, the chef is happy to accommodate most requests with at least 48 hours notice. You may be seated on our bespoke communal feasting table. 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 $50 cancellation fee per guest booked. Not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Book, or Good Food Gift Cards.
When
31 Dec 2019
Tue 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Book special
Special selected! Remove

New Year's Eve - Outdoor Table

Ring in the new year with the Sotto Sopra team! Order from the a la carte menu or indulge with our four course banquet menu for $69.50 per person. Please make a note of any special dietary requirements or allergies, the chef is happy to accommodate most requests with at least 48 hours notice. You will be seated on one of our outdoor tables, this area is weatherproof, aside from extreme weather conditions, this area will be open for business. 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 $50 cancellation fee per guest booked. Not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Book, or Good Food Gift Cards. The cancellation fee will not apply if the Restaurant Manager has no choice but to cancel the booking in the case of extreme weather conditions.
When
31 Dec 2019
Tue 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Book special
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About Sotto Sopra

Turned our taste buds upside down! Serving Italian inspired produce-driven dishes in a relaxed and informal setting, Sotto Sopra (translates as "upside-down") delivers some unexpected/delicious surprises. Run by the esteemed Alessandro Pavoni, the menu delivers mouthwatering, simple yet exciting dishes that are truly inspired by quality, seasonal produce. From the imported wood-fired Italian over comes sensational king prawns, roasted Roman style porchetta and a fingerlicking T-Bone fiorentina steak. The dolci is not to be missed (sweet or savory) and the beautiful ravioli with ox tail and sage is out of this world. Treat yourself to a sensational Sotto Sopra feast! Best dish: anything from the 'wood oven' section of the menu.

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