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Roasted pork at Marta
Photograph: Alan Benson

A new Roman restaurant is opening on the old Popolo site

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Popolo, the southern Italian pizzeria in Rushcutters Bay, is packing up their mozzarella and dough and moving to the CBD, and in its place a dedicated cucina Romana (Roman kitchen) is set to open, called Marta

Flavio Carnevalewill is sifting the focus to the food he cooked and ate when he moved to Rome as a young man. The new restaurant is set to open in September with a whole new look and feel of a neighbourhood osteria.

The menu will include baked anchovies with sautéed curly endive, bucatini mussels with tomato and pecorino, thick spaghetti cacio e pepe, lamb cutlets and cod fillets, so you can relive the flavours of your last holiday to Rome, without the crowds, heat, chaos and jet lag.

They're also installing a dedicated Spritz bar and featuring wines aged in terracotta vessels on the menu.

Maybe it's time to consider moving east if you don't live here already, so you can stake a local's claim on a seat in the courtyard with a decanter of wine and some cheesy pasta on the way. Bring on spring.

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