[THIS VENUE IS CLOSED] Pyrmont residents (Pyrmontese?) keen for some Italian action can throw their hands in the air with the arrival of Tappo. The sister restaurant to Haberfield’s La Disfida offers some damn fine pizza along with an impressive collection of Italian craft beers. Take a seat on the balcony and order the Calabrese. It’s a rich and mouth-searing mix of n’duja (that hella spicy Calabrian pork paste Sydney’s come to know and love), cimi de rapa (turnip tops, or, as we like to think of it, the super-food of the pizza world), and plenty of garlic and chilli oil, all on a thin yet soft and puffy base. Phwoar. Or do the Margherita challenge. Their DOP version (with mozzarella di buffala rather than fior di latte) can more than hold its own against both Via Napoli’s or Vacanza’s. You might even consider chasing your slice with Tappo’s chocolate mousse and its salted-caramel interior, covered in shards of honeycomb. That’s amore.
|Venue name:||Tappo Osteria|
Cnr Pyrmont and Bunn St
|Opening hours:||Lunch Wed-Fri noon-2.30pm; dinner Tue-Sat 5-10.30pm|