After delighting Double Bay, The Adored Group have opened Matteo Downtown on Bond Street.
Matteo Double Bay is an Eastern suburbs institution, and now The Adored Group have their sights set on the big smoke, with the opening of a second restaurant on Bond Street in Sydney’s CBD. Taking queues from the sexy and sophisticated streets of Milan, Matteo Downtown is the all-day Italian eatery is ready to tantalise Euro-craving diners.
The new CBD venue offers a slice of Italy’s vibrant food and lifestyle culture. Inspired by the big all-day dining restaurants of Milan and Rome, Matteo Downtown captures the theatrics of the high-paced cities. Offering an all day dining affair, head in for breakfast, lunch, aperitivo, dinner and even late night drinks to get a taste of the buzzing Italian way of life.
Adam Abrams, Chef Ozario D’Elia and Eddie Levy from The Adored Group combined their acquired knowledge and passion to breathe fresh air into the area.
Drawing inspiration from his own Italian upbringing, Chef Orazio D’Elia has curated a menu that pays homage to the simple, but perfected, traditions of Northern Italian dining. Having confessed to growing up on a diet of cheese, D’Elia’s passion for dairy has resulted in Sydney’s first mozzarella bar. A dedicated station of daily delivered cheese, the mozzarella bar spreads its influence across the Matteo Downtown’s extensive breakfast and lunch/dinner menus.
“We want to capture the essence of that big city lifestyle,” explains Abrams, “like Rome and Milan; there’s always something going on – people popping by for a drink and a snack, having a business meeting, or enjoying a long lunch that might turn into dinner or more drinks.”
Whilst Matteo Double Bay is more seafood and pizza centric, Downtown’s mozzarella and antipasti bar will feature more earthy and rich dishes from Northern Italy, along with simple traditional dishes.
Head down for breakfast and you’ll find a range of pastries, panino and Italian coffee that are available to enjoy takeaway or at the bar. If you choose to dine-in, the breakfast menu offers an Italian twist on eggs on toast. The ‘cacio e pepe’ pairs scrambled eggs with pecorino, Italian style pork sausages, pepper, cannellini beans and miche bread.
For the time-poor CBD luncher, the bar menu consists of antipasto boards, pastas and paninis. If a leisurely lunch is more your style, then take a pick from the substantial lunch and dinner dishes. Perfect for sharing, pasta favourites include a squid ink fregola ($30), pairing Sardinian pasta with frutti di mare and the Cappelletti ($29), marrying butter, majoran and Sicilian pecorino dolce.
With two family-made brick-style pizza ovens, Matteo Downtown have spared no expense in ensuring their venue lives up to its promise of offering a quintessential Italian experience. Naturally risen for 48 hours, the doughy pizzas offered include all the classics (starting from $15).
Of course, it wouldn’t be a complete taste of Italy without a vino or a spritz. From 4pm – 6pm during the week, Matteo Downtown provides a special aperitivo hour. Embrace your inner Italiano with a spritz or Negroni in hand, accompanied by FREE snacks. You know where you’ll find us.
Handmade pizza and pasta, too much wine and a relaxed atmosphere. A haven for city-dwellers, Matteo Downtown is re-creating the vibrancy of the Italian streets for Sydney’s CBD.
Matteo Downtown is open Mon-Fri 7am-12am, Sat 5pm-12am