Pizzaperta, The Star Pyrmont

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There’s no surprise to why The Star is a main tourist attraction in Sydney, hosting a grand casino, fine restaurants and a view of Sydney Harbour Bridge. To add to the array of food offering is PizzAperta – literally translated as “we are open for pizza”. A new venture for Balla owner Stefano Manfredi.

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“Our work is to achieve one goal – to make pizza with the flavour of the grain, a texture that’s soft and airy, easily digested and a balance of flavours from the quality of our ingredients,” said Manfredi.

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Focaccia Fingers – rosemary and sea salt

The chef presented these light and fluffy focaccia fingers, describing to us the hard work and patience that they overcame to achieve such a great texture and flavour. The sea salt and rosemary added a subtle flavour to the bread. There are also pizza bases available under “roman focaccia style” that I will definitely want to try in the near future.

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To my surprise, the pizza is actually served in the boxes, even if you dine in. For the purpose for aesthetic photo taking, I sheepishly asked the chef for the wooden boards.

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Blushing Dragon Martini – Ketel One Citrus, Vanilla Liqueur, Fresh Lychee, Ruby Red Grape

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Fruit of the Forest Rossini – mix berries liqueur, raspberry puree (vanilla added), fresh lemon, squeeze prosecco

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Marinara Australiana – mozzarella, prawns, scallop, calamari, garlic, parsley, cherry tomatoes

If you haven’t caught on already, I really like scallops so I couldn’t deter myself away from this, could I? I definitely enjoyed how the chef managed to balance the generous toppings and not overwhelm it with too many different flavours.

DSC_0865The fresh tomatoes were a great addition as they burst in your mouth as you ate, giving the seafood great acidity. All the flavours promised on the menu were definitely delivered on this pizza.

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Lamb Belly, Ricotta & Mediterranean Herbs – tomato, slow cooked lamb belly, ricotta, Mediterranean herbs

To contrast with the light Marinara Australiana, we choose a heartier meat base of slowly cooked lamb belly.

DSC_0871The lamb was delicious, moist and full of flavour, working well with the creamy ricotta and aromatic herbs.

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Overall, Pizzaperta is a great casual dining area with a simple yet delicious menu overlooking Pyrmont wharf.

Pizzaperta

The Star
Harbourside Ground Floor,
Pyrmont NSW 2009

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Contributed by Katrina, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys

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