Chef Nicola D’Angela has been with La Capannina’s Caprese-born owners Lino and Rosaria Mascolo for a number of years, having worked with them at their previous establishments. The younger generation of Mascolos keep the atmosphere fresh and funky while adhering to traditional Italian hospitality. Modern decor, large lawns, and its location under the Sydney Harbour Bridge make this place a hot choice for any occasion.
The menu features traditional Italian fare with a playful, modern twist. You’ll be hard pressed to remember a more pleasurable pasta than Chef D’Angela’s ravioli con burrata. This is perfectly executed ravioli – pasta pillows filled with burrata, served with broccoli, almond flakes and cherry tomato confit, with warmed cheese being the star. Equally as enticing is the carpaccio di manzo – thinly sliced angus beef served with rice crackers, cucumber, yoghurt and seeded mustard. This dish is a true lesson in flavour harmony.
PSST! There is plenty of metered parking or access by ferry, water taxi, train and bus.