Rosso Pomodoro

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This tiny little shop is a loud and local slice of White Bay, offering traditional pizza from (gasp!) an electric oven

They’ve got some pretty strict rules here. Try ordering a ham-and-pineapple or a half-and-half and you’ll be laughed out of Balmain. But there’s no need for a Tropicana when you’ve got a Margherita. As much as we always enjoy that classic of tomato, Italian buffalo mozzarella and basil, it’s Rosso Pomodoro’s pizza bianco – potato, Italian sausage and rosemary – that gets our vote. 
The pizza base is charred and bubbly, yet soft and yielding. The sausage is broken into little chunks, flavouring the thin, starchy slices of potato, all perfumed by the rosemary. This is a real local’s haunt. Inner Westies wander in and out for takeaway or load in for a table, grabbing bottles of red from the bottle-o next door. Still standing when the plates have been cleared? Then finish yourself off with a Nutella calzone laden with crunchy, toasted almonds.

By: Myffy Rigby

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Venue name: Rosso Pomodoro
Contact:
Address: Shop 90-91, 24 Buchanan Street
Balmain
2041
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 6pm-10pm
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