If you’ve been paying any attention to The Urban List in the past couple of months, you’ll have no doubt noticed we’ve got to know The Star Sydney and all of its bars and restaurants on a very close, personal level. Partly because we just think they’re ace, but also because they offer up an incredible line-up of Sydney’s best restaurants, bars, and events. So without further adieu, we bring you our official (very well researched) verdict on The Star’s newest eatery, Pizzaperta.
If you’ve dined upstairs at Sydney restaurant, Balla, then you’ll no doubt know that chef, Stefano Manfredi is a culinary genius, and has been dishing up some of Sydney’s best Italian food for decades. And while Pizzaperta is definitely the more casual of the two, it is no less memorable and every bit as delicious.
Manfredi has introduced to Australia a fermentation process that is natural and longer than normal, using a classic biga method resulting in a more easily digestible dough. Translation? You won’t have to suffer that post-pizza bloat that often occurs after indulging in one too many slices.
The pizza menu is split into three sections to cover all aspects of carby goodness covered in cheese. The traditional and classic menu features all of your favourites; from the soul-satisfying marinara napoletana to the mind-blowing potato, rosemary, and gorgonzola piccante.
Moving onto the seasonal and new wave section of the menu, you’ll find one of the best vegetarian pizzas in Sydney in the form of the grilled vegetable pizza, with tomato, mozzarella, capsicum, onion, eggplant, and zucchini. It’s heaven in a bite and will make any carnivorous types forget their allegiances to the beast. If you just can’t go without meat, the lamb belly pizza with ricotta and Mediterranean herbs will satisfy all of your heart’s desires. We ate the whole thing, because nom.
Finally, the Roman ‘Teglia’ style pizza menu is short, sweet, and altogether not-to-be-missed. If you’re looking for seafood pizza in Sydney, look no further than the calamari and rocket; a perfect combination of salty from the calamari and olives, with that subtle bitterness of the rocket.
We couldn’t finish this verdict without mentioning the prosciutto, burrata, and rocket pizza; so let us just tell you that if anything contains that sinful cream-filled cheese, we’re going to order it. And order it we did. Note: don’t share this one, it would be a tragedy to miss out on a single slice.
Naturally, post-dinner calls for dessert, and there is just no saying no to some of the best Tiramisu in Sydney. Wash it down with one of Stefano Manfredi’s famous espresso martinis, and there will be a pizza-shaped glint in your eye until you come back the following week.
Image credit: The Star
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