Following the success of Osteria Balla Manfredi at The Star, Australia’s Godfather of Italian cuisine, Stefano Manfredi and restaurateur, Julie Manfredi Hughes are adding to the enviable line-up of world class cuisine at The Star Sydney with the opening of their Italianate pizzeria and bar, Pizzaperta by Manfredi .
Pizzaperta will follow the craftsmanship of traditional pizza and quality produce that Manfredi champions, using only artisan and unrefined, stoneground Molino Quaglia ‘Petra’ flours, imported from Italy for the very first time to Australia. Manfredi will introduce to Australia a fermentation process that is natural and longer than normal, using a classic biga method, resulting in a more easily digested dough.
The menu will change seasonally and topping ingredients will be sourced locally from the best fresh produce suppliers. Each pizza is designed with simple flavours to complement the handcrafted pizza base, cooked to perfection in the Stefano Ferrara M130 wood-burning oven direct from Naples. All menu items, including sides, salads and desserts will be served in custom-made, biodegradable Pizzaperta takeaway boxes and bags offering the casual and communal values of Italian street food.
Traditional and Classic Italian flavours of Marinara and Margherita will no doubt be clear favourites, as will be the Buffalo Mozzarella & Prosciutto di Parma and Calzone Napoli. Seasonal and new wave pizza flavours include Prawn, Zucchini & Mint, Buffalo Ricotta & Fennel Sausage and Lamb Belly with Mediterranean herbs. The taller and crunchier Roman ‘Teglia’ style pizza is also available, favoured because of its focaccia-like appearance. Salads, local and imported salumi and desserts will also feature on the menu.
This passion project by the award-winning chef sees an open-air piazza style Italianate pizzeria and bar, offering the emerging ‘new wave’ trends of the humble Italian street food. Italian-infused cocktails and a unique wine list will draw city-dwellers and beyond to Pizzaperta for either lunch or dinner.