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“Fantastic food and service ”

Chiosco by Ormeggio
Ranked #15 of 143 Restaurants in Mosman
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 7 - USD 28
Cuisines: Italian, Street Food
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Good for: Groups, View
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The team from Ormeggio at The Spit brings you a casual waterside diner 'Chiosco By Ormeggio'. BYO and barefoot-friendly, Chiosco By Ormeggio is a real Italian trattoria by the sea, with killer views. Serving more traditional Italian meals and take away options at lunch. Plus, our high tech awning and heating system guarantees us against inclement weather all year round.
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

For our anniversary dinner we were treated very well by the staff, which made a huge difference to the evening. They made a point of accommodating no booking after us, so we were able to settle in and enjoy the evening with the wine we’d brought. The fact it was BYO and still a beautiful venue is quite unique. The food was really excellent as well - we had the $65 tasting menu which I would highly recommend. 8+ tasty Italian dishes cooked so well and delivered with a smile. Favourite dishes were the ragout gnocchi and the vitello tonnato - delicious. Antonio and Lorenzo were stand out staff who made our evening so comfortable and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend - we’ll be back!

Thank baartzie
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TheOrmeggioGroup, Front Office Manager at Chiosco by Ormeggio, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Thank you for celebrating with us! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us, the Sharing Feast is a great way to try all the Chef's favourites. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Lorenzo and the team, I know they'll be thrilled to hear this. We hope to see you again very soon!

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

It was a dreary day but the atmosphere was warm as was the staff welcome. This place has a great vibe and the service and food back that up.
We don't tend to order huge amounts of food so between four we had excellent bread with olive oil, feather light calamari, four entree size pasta dishes and a rocket salad. All but one of the pasta dishes were good - the wagyu gnocchi a standout - but all four of us disliked the taste of the dish with tuna and bottarga. I don't think it was the bottarga but it tasted metallic in some way. I think it was taken off the bill but I didn't check.
The wines by the glass list is a bit restrictive and a number are expensive. However we had an excellent bottle of Sicilian vermentino.

The experience was really enjoyable - we had a recent holiday in Italy and felt like we had returned for a few hours.

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Thank Mark D
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TheOrmeggioGroup, Front Office Manager at Chiosco by Ormeggio, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for your honest feedback Mark!
It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. I'll be sure to pass on your notes to the chef, we appreciate any opportunity to continue to improve.
We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I have been there with 3 of my friends for one of them birthday and we really enjoy it. Thanks to Ivo, Dario and all the guy that gave us an amazing lunch.
We come back for sure!

Thank robysydney17
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TheOrmeggioGroup, Front Office Manager at Chiosco by Ormeggio, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for celebrating with us! We're so happy to hear that you your lunch with us and I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to the team. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I have visited Chiosco now twice, once as a group of friends for a birthday lunch second with my partner for an intimate dinner. The degustation menu for lunch is quite different and more expansive than the dinner menu but both are wonderful. The food was sensational and the service faultless. Easy parking is only a short walk away and being a pretty waters edge location makes it a worthwhile experience. Can’t wait to go again in Summer.

1  Thank Fee K
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TheOrmeggioGroup, Front Office Manager at Chiosco by Ormeggio, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Grazie Fee! It's great to hear you enjoyed your meals with us and I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to the team. We offer our Sharing Feast for both lunch and dinner, it's a great way to try all the chefs favourites. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

The food is very tasty and a very good Italian mix but the shared platters were so small and despite the lovely location on a wharf surrounded by water and boats, the feeling of being ripped off does not create a wonderful experience so I would not go back

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Thank Reallyupset2014
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TheOrmeggioGroup, Front Office Manager at Chiosco by Ormeggio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Hi Reallyupset2014, thank you for your honest feedback. It's a shame to hear you were not completely satisfied. If you ever find that you’re unhappy with your meal in the future, please do not hesitate to tell your waiter so that the chef can replace or fix your meal as needed. We would much prefer you leave the restaurant satisfied than still hungry! I'll be sure to pass on your feedback to the chef and we hope to see you again sometime in the future.

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