Ormeggio At The Spit

Ormeggio At The Spit

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Hours
Sun
11:30 am - 4:30 pm5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed
11:30 am - 4:30 pm5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu
11:30 am - 4:30 pm5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri
11:30 am - 4:30 pm5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat
11:30 am - 4:30 pm5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$101.00 – $140.00
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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About
Expect high quality sustainable seafood, great cocktails, mind-blowing snacks, some very memorable gelato, and knockout water views. A “Trip through Italy” is our guiding concept in all of our menu development. The passion our team feel for a particular ingredient, home region, or traditional dish is the inspiration for what is then interpreted into our place in the world, by using the best ingredients, working closely with our suppliers, listening to our guests; into our modern day, by using the very latest cooking techniques, but staying grounded in the skills and recognised abilities of the past; into our space, by working with local craftsmen on memorable tableware, a comfortable yet beautiful dining room with THOSE views, some of the best absolute waterside tables in the country; and of course our people, the team which come from all over the globe and have skills, experiences, and memories that they love to share.
PRICE RANGE
$101.00 – $140.00
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles550 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
85
Average
44
Poor
28
Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

PhylJelly
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021 none
Just wanted to give a shout out to Ormeggio. We wanted some quality dining while stuck in lockdown snd Ormeggio didn't disappoint. We chose the 3 course vegetarian menu which was delivered in the afternoon with easy instructions for reheating in the evening at a time of our choosing. At $75 for two it was outstanding value - the entire meal was delicious and a refreshing upmarket change from the many mundane takeaway menus on offer elsewhere. Can't recommend highly enough.
Written 1 August 2021
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TheOrmeggioGroup
Hi Phyl, Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your take away meal. I'll pass on your compliments to the rest of the team. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 4 August 2021
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Helen C
Sydney395 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
This was one of my most enjoyable birthdays ever!! Thank you so much. From the moment we stepped ashore from our boat, we were greeted with excellent service and guided to a romantic corner table on the waterfront, with a beautiful view of the Spit Bridge. When lunch was served we found every bite sensational. Delicious combinations of flavour crunch sweet sour salty = Just YUM..we highly recommend the $139pp Menu as it gives a terrific overview of how talented the chef is. Dishes were not too large and beautifully presented. Staff explained each course in detail, which really inspired me as a keen cook. Sydneysiders are extremely lucky to be offered such a wonderful experience on our doorstep. Don't miss this delightful seafood dining opportunity. Grazie mille. Ritorneremo
Written 8 December 2020
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TheOrmeggioGroup
Grazie mille! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us! I'll pass on your kind words to the rest of the team. We hope to see you again very soon.
Written 14 December 2020
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Sharon W
Newcastle171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 friends
Outstanding experience! We did the Premium Chefs pick menu with matched deluxe wines. The Tasmanian Yellowfin Tuna crudo, Moreton Bay bug & Queensland Mud Crab were our favourites. Then finishing with the amazing Amalfi Lemon gelato. The service was exceptional the staff made sure we were well looked after being attentive and helpful with nothing too much trouble. I particularly appreciated having my gluten free dietary needs catered for with the set menu. The views are also stunning. Great menu, service & location. We will definitely be back.
Written 18 December 2020
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TheOrmeggioGroup
Grazie mille! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we hope to see you again very soon.
Written 4 January 2021
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tysontrip
Sydney354 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
Our experience wasn't great. Seated up at the bar for dinner when we booked weeks ago, the waiter took an order for one of us and not the other until we reminded them; perhaps he didn't hear as it was noisy but he poured a beer with a head 3/4 of the glass; and we were not shown the specials of the evening (we saw the night's specials when we asked for the dessert menu). Didn't start well and we are not even 30 minutes in. The wine menu is more than 30 pages and to read on your phone is excruciating. No explantation of the Italian wine menu and the waiter wasn't that familiar with it so you take pot luck and they don't miss you on the costs. Our meal was more than $150 a head and it wasn't justified. The entree was an overly expensive one bite canape. The main and dessert were served at the table - so 80's ? - the yellow tail tuna crucified into a schnitzel so that the produce wasn't allowed to shine. Try hard fluff. Put your Italian flavours into the menu; explain it a little for those that don't know Italian wines well and engage me in the culture and the country; but more importantly - honour the produce and be clever with it as I'm there for the food and not the floor show. Next door's menu looked more palatable.
Written 28 November 2020
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TheOrmeggioGroup
Thank you for your honest opinion, we're definitely not used to receiving this type of feedback, we get a lot of great comments about the tableside service and the tuna cotoletta dish is very popular. I'll pass on your notes to the rest of the team so that we can continue to improve. Perhaps our more casual sister restaurant next door, Chiosco by Ormeggio, is more to your taste. We hope to see you there soon!
Written 14 December 2020
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Terry P
15 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
Over the last few years we've been to Ormeggio at the Spit at least 4 times and each occasion was incredibly enjoyable EXCEPT for the most recent visit last weekend. Very limited seafood menu and very expensive ($100 food only minimum spend), industrial-level noise, discourteous wait staff, food delivered out of sequence and to the incorrect diner. Need I continue as it will look like I'm complaining. As some other disappointed reviewers have commented - the pretentious fluff is without substance and is a complete waste time and money .
Written 10 December 2020
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TheOrmeggioGroup
Thank you for taking the time to leave your honest opinion. I'll pass on your notes to the rest of the team. Also for your information, the $100 minimum spend is inclusive of all purchases (food and beverages).
Written 14 December 2020
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Rebecca P
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
Fine dining prices with canteen service! 1. I booked months ago and requested a table by the window. I also requested this again when I rang to confirm the booking. When we arrived, we were seated at one of the higher tables in the middle, despite window tables being available. We had to ask to be moved to one of the empty window tables. This shouldn’t have had to happen. 2. The service was terrible. Despite fine dining prices, I would call the service below that of a neighbourhood cafe. The staff didn’t understand dietary requirements (we had a pregnant dairy free friend with us) and we had to ask two staff multiple times for menu items to be checked as they didn’t quite get it. I also queried which of the coffee options was the smoothest. I was told that the coffee was actually pods and that the smoothest option was a cappuccino! Additionally, the food came out much too quick. Not only did we not have enough time to finish our cocktails and order a bottle of wine before the mains arrived, but we were never even asked if we wanted more drinks! If I’m paying $62 for a main, I want a nice wine to go with it! 3. Our mains were not good. We all ordered the cod which was average at best. Given the price point, I was expecting a dish the quality of Nobu’s miso cod. However I really could have been eating any white fish from a random cafe. As such we were all highly disappointed. 4. While QR code menus can be great, not when there are 4 different menus to move between for drinks and food - we all hated it. To further add to the shocking customer experience, the day after dining, i received an email from the restaurant asking for feedback. I provided the above feedback and did not even receive an apology but a response which blamed me for the issues i experienced, taking none of the feedback on board. Clearly poor customer service is a top down issue!
Written 6 December 2020
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TheOrmeggioGroup
Hi Rebecca, It’s a shame that you were not happy with your table, the staff do their best to accommodate all booking requests but are not always able to. You would have found that every table in the restaurant has a view of the marina so we hope you were still able to enjoy the location. We request for all guests to notify us of any dietary requirements prior to arrival, so unfortunately the team were not able to be prepared for your guests special needs. We apologise if this was an inconvenience to you. We’re very proud to serve Nespresso coffee, we stock an exclusive range that is only available to selected restaurants such as Tetsuya and Biota. Nespresso offer high quality, sustainable coffee and using the pods means that the flavour of the coffee is consistent with each cup. The QR code menus are in place to minimise menu handling and reduce the risk of covid-19 transmission. it's not ideal, we much prefer our regular menus which are available upon request, but we're doing our best to keep the restaurant sanitary for all guests. We sincerely appreciate you offering your honest opinion so that we can continue to improve our service and product.
Written 14 December 2020
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Geddes_7
642 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
With COVID it had been 12 months since we last visited Ormeggio - a restaurant we have greatly enjoyed. This visit was disappointing. The ambience and outlook is excellent. The menu is very limited with minimal choice. The service was reasonable, perhaps not as crisp and co-ordinated as usual. The food was good but not quite the high standard of old that we had expected. The prices - wow ! In 2 words "very expensive". There are many restaurant experiences in and around Mosman that provide a similar ambience to Ormeggio and they represent superior price value.
Written 14 January 2021
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TheOrmeggioGroup
Thanks for taking the time to offer your honest opinion. I'll pass on your notes to the team so that we can continue to improve.
Written 18 January 2021
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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Sydney47294 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
We enjoyed the 8 course degustation Valentines Day menu overlooking the sparkling waters of Middle Harbour. We couldn’t ask for a better table as we were basically located closest to the waters edge. Our only disappointment was there were no crispy white tablecloths which to us represents a touch of class. The wooden tables made the Two Hats restaurant feel like a cafe. The food was delicious, creative and innovative. We particularly enjoyed the aged carnaroli risotto with crabmeat. The desserts were equally delicious. Staff members were extremely efficient and knowledgeable.
Written 14 February 2020
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TheOrmeggioGroup
I hope you are well and thank you kindly for taking the time to provide us with your kind words. It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, the chef and team will be so happy to hear, and I will most certainly pass this on to them. We will also consider your note regarding the tablecloths with the restaurant managers. We hope to see you back very soon!
Written 16 February 2020
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Ttpmusic
Avalon Beach49 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
This restaurant is living on reputation not substance. I’m not frightened of paying for my culinary experience. However this chef has lost their way. Beautiful fresh Australian seafood presented, in the case of their entrees, with no flavour or excitement. The two shared mains were ruined with the opposite. Clumsy and heavy handed reductions and sauces. The Murray Cod was baked in a salt crust. In theory it’s an amazing process. We have had this in Turkey, Italy and even Sydney. This chef smothered it in an overpowering lemon reduction that rendered the fish tasteless. It could have been anything under the sauce. Even toast would have been the same. The entrees were presented with all the trappings of a fine dinning restaurant but with non of the taste. The sommelier was exceptional….. the bread was good and the potatoes were almost as good as your local fish and chip shop. If your in Sydney and you want to spend 600 for two people with great food and a water view…..there are many great options. This is not one or them.
Written 5 February 2022
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TheOrmeggioGroup
Hi Ttpmusic, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review with your honest opinion. It's a shame that our menu was not to your taste, but we appreciate you coming to try us. I'll pass on your comments to the chef.
Written 6 February 2022
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Michael D
Sydney1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 couples
We visited for lunch after being away from Sydney for two years. The food is way overthought and the price is beyond outrageous for the portion size. The share portions are the size of a single portion. The Murray Cod is awful. They smothered a beatiful piece of fish with so much sauce you cannot see it and charge over $70. We complained and were given a desert as compensation which we did not touch. Clearly the owners are not interested in customers returning. We asked for the cheque and practically ran out of there to starving.
Written 22 December 2021
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TheOrmeggioGroup
Hi Michael, It's a shame to hear that you did not enjoy your meal with us, sounds like the team tried their best to rectify the issue, but it seems our menu is just not to your taste. Thank you so much for trying us out, and also for taking the time to leave your honest feedback.
Written 28 December 2021
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Antz18
Mosman38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
We had a beautiful day at the Spit, however unlike past visits, the food didn’t blow me away as a fine dining experience unfortunately. The oysters were fresh but not freshly shucked or chilled. Tacos at $14 each were tasty but tiny. I expect to pay high prices at fine dining - the mains were purportedly “to share” but when two prawns arrived on our table which equates to $21 per prawn, I thought that was a little over the top. It was more of an entree for one and definitely not ‘to share’ as a main. The squid ink pasta was tasty but the portion was not “to share” either. Overall was somewhat disappointed that Ormeggio didn’t live up to previous experiences.
Written 15 February 2022
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TheOrmeggioGroup
Hi Antz18, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I'll pass on your notes to the team in regards to the portion sizes. We really appreciate the opportunity to improve.
Written 21 February 2022
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IamPenny
Lindfield72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
This is a restaurant that exceeded even my high expectations - I’ve lived In Sydney for 35 years and eaten at the best! I had organised a surprise lunch for the other half’s significant birthday. The booking process was helpful and accomodating. The sommelier rang me to arrange the wines, he was knowledgeable on Italian wines, and his advice was excellent and he knew the menu. The food was just superb. The degustation dishes were creative, beautifully presented and tasty. The service was friendly and attentive with out being OTT. The views and ambience were spectacular. All in all a wonderful experience for a very special occasion. Thank you.
Written 2 February 2022
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TheOrmeggioGroup
Grazie mille! Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with us! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything. I'll pass on your compliments to the team, they'll be thrilled to read this. We hope to see you again very soon!
Written 6 February 2022
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MeniBrakha
Melbourne44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 solo
I’ve been to dozens of restaurants in Australia, mainly in Melbourne and Sydney during the last year. Usually, I’m not impressed, as I find most restaurants here to be disappointing culinary-wise, while they mainly focused on the vibes and presentation. This restaurant just blew my mind. I had the more expensive tasting menu, and every dish was spectacular and unique. Everything was fresh and well prepared, exciting, adventurous. The chef knows his way around spices, that were there but in a very mild and subtle way. I believe it’s a must if visiting Sydney.
Written 24 December 2021
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TheOrmeggioGroup
Grazie mille! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Ormeggio! I'll pass on your kind words to the team, I know the chefs will be thrilled to read this. We hope to see you again very soon.
Written 28 December 2021
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Gillian S
Limerick1568 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 family
I dined here with family while visiting Sydney and we had a great evening. The restaurant itself is lovely with beautiful views. We visited on a Sunday evening so had to the degustation menu. The food was excellent. The stand out dish was the snapper with a macadamia nut sauce, yum! The staff were friendly and service was efficient. I hope I get to dine here again when I’m Australia!
Written 7 January 2020
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TheOrmeggioGroup
Thank you for taking the time to respond! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us, as well as the food and service on the day. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 8 January 2020
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Cherith Campbell-Bell
71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 couples
My husband and I came here for our wedding anniversary - an excellent decision! This is Italian fine dining at its best, something I wasn't expecting in Sydney if I'm completely honest. The wait staff were friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable. I was also very impressed with the consideration the chef took with my husband's slightly complex dietary requirements, allowing him to fully enjoy our meal. We chose the Chef's Selection set menu and it was absolutely delicious, some of the best food we've had in a long time. The dessert, in particular, was spectacular - we're still talking about it now! We will definitely come back here, maybe for a lunch sitting so we can enjoy the lovely views.
Written 29 May 2022
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TheOrmeggioGroup
Grazie mille! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. I'll pass on your kind words to the rest of the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 31 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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