Ormeggio at the spit


After honing his culinary skills in his native Lombardy, and working in a number of Michelin-starred restaurants in France and Italy, chef Alessandro Pavoni settled in Australia in 2003, landing the role of Executive Chef at Sydney’s Park Hyatt.

In 2009, he realised his dream of opening his own restaurant and Ormeggio at The Spit was born. Ormeggio holds many accolades, including two coveted Chef’s Hats in the prestigious national Good Food Guide, and has been a hatted restaurant since opening. Chiosco by Ormeggio, a real seaside trattoria offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, opened in the marina adjacent to Ormeggio in late 2014 and continues to satisfy both locals and visitors seeking a piece of the Italian Riviera in Sydney. 

In late 2020 Alessandro opened a’Mare, a classic Italian fine-dining restaurant in Crown Sydney, on Sydney’s harbour front. It offers simply delicious nostalgic classics celebrating the regions true traditions, with a focus on old school elegant service.

 He loves the challenge of running multiple venues. 

In 2021 he was awarded the Restaurant and Catering Association NSW Restaurateur of the Year.


A buzzy Italian seafood restaurant and cocktail bar.

Placed in a unique waterside location, with a professional and friendly international team. 

Ormeggio at the Spit offers contemporary Italian cuisine in a spectacular waterside setting, overlooking Middle Harbour and Pearl Bay. 

A location where profesionalism and the endless research of the excellence represent the guidelines of the daily work, supported by the queen of the kitchens, a wonderful Queen90 by Baron Professional, which with the gas range, a pasta cooker, a solid top and a griddleplate, is at disposal of the qualified kitchen team of chef Alessandro Pavoni. 

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