Restaurateur Maurice Terzini has built a legacy of chic eateries across Sydney and Melbourne. Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta is definitely cool, but in a welcoming way, and Chef Davide Vitiello’s menu matches the vibe. Here, it is Mediterranean-summer chic, with polished concrete floors, waiters in white t-shirts and shorts, and bright splashes of colour provided by the Aperol spritzers that fly to tables from the busy bar.
As the name suggests, there are two heroes fighting for your attention here. Their slow-roasted and deboned porchetta is lip-smackingly good, with juicy lemon juice adding punch. Pizzas are done in the Neapolitan way, with thin crusts, puffy edges and carefully prepared sauces. However, there are a few cameos worth considering beyond the pizza and porchetta. Pappardelle swimming in tender chunks of beef ragu is washed down nicely with an Italian red, and has just a hint of spice.
PSST! Extending his reach even further, Maurice Terzini recently opened Da Maria in Seminyak, Bali.