Matteo Downtown Opens in August in Sydney’s CBD

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The Adored Group gets set to expand their presence with the opening of 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. Matteo Downtown, which is set to open in August, will be the louder, bigger and brighter brother to the more relaxed Double Bay restaurant.

As for what diners can expect, the new CBD concept is set to offer a slice of Italy’s vibrant food and lifestyle culture. Inspired by the big all-day dining restaurants of Milan and Rome, Matteo Downtown will capture the theatrics of the high-paced city. 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.

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Adam Abrams, Chef Ozario D’Elia and Eddie Levy from The Adored Group have grand plans for the new CBD venture, combining their acquired knowledge and passion to breath fresh air into the area.

“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.”

Take a look inside to find a stylish bar framed with an installation of forty-four artworks curated by Australian artist Daimon Downey. The intimate dining room will overlook the open kitchen, giving you an insiders look into the theatrics of the kitchen. The open terrace will no doubt make for a popular hide out in the summer months, where alfresco dining and drinks will be available.

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As for the all important food offering, it’s inspired strongly by Chef Orazio D’Elia’s upbringing in Southern Italy. Whilst Matteo Double Bay is more seafood and pizza centric, Downtown will have a dedicated mozzarella and antipasti bar, and 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 will be available to enjoy takeaway or at the bar.

From 11am-11pm, there will be a specially designed express menu. You can grab everything from a dozen oysters, salumi boards, pasta, minute steak, or a range of paninis and focaccias topped with fresh Italian produce.

Those looking for a more leisurely, long lunch or dinner in the dining room, can expect some of D’Elia’s favourite dishes. Highlights will include a squid ink fregola, a Sardinian pasta similar to a risotto, topped with frutti di mare; traditional osso bucco with saffron risotto; and linguine vongole with sea urchin.

What is really getting us excited though amidst this big news, is that Matteo Downtown will be offering a special aperitivo hour. Five days a week from 4pm-6pm, embrace your inner Italiano with a spritz or Negroni in hand, accompanied by FREE snacks. You know where you’ll find us.

Further details and the open date of Matteo Downtown will be announced soon.