“It’s full circle for celebrity Italian born, Australian Chef, Stefano Manfredi as he returns to the suburb where it all started: Pyrmont.

His first restaurant, the acclaimed three hatter simply named The Restaurant, was the Manfredi Pyrmont home away from home, for many a happy and loyal customer: three generations of my family included. Manfredi is always ahead of the game. With a detailed focus on the very best quality produce, his most recent – and still current – venture, Manfredi at Bells saw him as one of the first Chefs in Australia to grow their own: (kitchen garden produce that is).

Now he’s back at Pyrmont, but this time as Osteria Balla: one of the first high end restaurants to open in the new version of The Star. (The venue formerly known as Star City).

And he’s bringing us the same stylish elegance on the plate, and perfection in each mouthful, that we’ve come to expect from him.”

To read the full review, visit http://insidecuisine.com/2011/10/11/osteria-balla-star-city-stefano-manfredi/