Bright Spark at Spakka-Napoli

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 9 April 2014

The boys, Gigi and Danny, sure know how to turn on the charm at their new wood fire pizza and tapas bar, Spakka-Napoli. These born and bred Italians have brought a taste of Naples to Neutral Bay and aren’t shy about sharing their passion for eating. Or drinking for that matter, just try some of their house made  limoncello.

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Gigi and Danny

The limoncello can aid with digestion towards the end of the meal but to start your night I suggest the  passionfruit mojito or a secret sangria. They come in cute jars and are served with an even cuter smile.
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Passionfruit Mojito and Secret Sangria

Whilst the menu at this two level restaurant is predominantly Italian influenced there are some Spanish tapas style dishes ideal sharing. The Garlic Prawns with cherry tomatoes and chilli is a simple dish with rich flavours.  Dip the thin crisp bread into the stewed cherry tomatoes, and scrape (lick) the bowl clean.
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Garlic Prawns with Cherry Tomatoes and Chilli

If you’re lucky they might have a  special for the evening – order it! Especially if its the slow cooked octopus with a tomato, caper and olive sauce on a bed of grilled potato. Octopus if not cooked correctly can be chewy, but I could slice through this dish with a spoon.
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Slow Cooked Octopus with a Tomato, Caper and Olive Sauce on a bed of Grilled Potato

Wood-fire pizzas are the speciality at Spakka-Napoli. Pear, walnuts, mozzarella, rocket and a balsamic reduction doesn’t sound like a particularly authentic pizza combo but tastes good all the same.
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Waldorf Pizza – Pear, Gorgonzola & Mozzarella, Walnuts, Rocket and Balsamic Reduction

The highlight dish of the night is another special- Ferrero Rocher cake. It’s choco-licious and should definitely be a permanent addition to the dessert menu.
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Ferrero Rocher Cake

Spakka-Napoli is a nice new addition to the Neutral Bay dining scene. They also have some great mid-week specials including:

  • Monday to Wednesday pizza and beer for $20
  • Monday to Tuesday 3 tapas and Cocktail for $30
  • Free BYO on Sundays
  • Take away and delivery of the full menu 7 nights a week (min spend $45)
Spakka Napoli
13/166-174 Military Rd, Neutral Bay
Open 7 nights a week from from 6pm