Get Ready For Your New Neighbourhood Trattoria: Palazzo Salato

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 7 March 2023

A new 120-seater restaurant on Clarence St, inspired by New York and the trattorias of Rome.

Sydney’s Clarence Street will get another delicious offering added to its precinct. From the team behind iconic Sydney venues like Ragazzi, Fabbrica and Dear Saint Eloise, the Love Tilly Group is set to open Palazzo Salato, its biggest venture yet.

Taking over two storeys of an 1860s-built CBD building, Palazzo Salato will feature a walk-in-only bar overlooking Clarence Street, a refined dining room for sit-down meals, and a 20-seat dining room dedicated to private affairs and functions. Executive Chef Alex Major (formerly Head Chef at Ragazzi) and new Head Chef Vincenzo Romeo (ex-Casoni) are together at the helm to highlight Australia’s best sustainable farmers and the art of true Italian pasta.

“For the first time, we have a kitchen with enough room, allowing us to produce some of my favourite hand-shaped pastas like agnolotti dal plin, scarpinocc and fagottini while still being able to grill, roast and braise cuts of meat, veg and fish from our long-time producers.” says McComas-Willams.

On the menu, you’ll find a delightful mix of classic Roman pasta. Cacio e Pepe (a house favourite at Ragazzi) features as a dish, alongside carbonara and pasta alla gricia (a flavourful black pepper base with pecorino and guanciale). For those looking to expand their options outside of pasta, Palazzo Salato has your experience covered with grilled meats alongside produce-driven dishes.

To complement your meal, the team has curated the broadest selection of wines – 500+ bottles of them to be exact. The extensive list was headed by Group Sommelier Jade Febvre, former General Manager of Michelin-Starred Septime in Paris and London’s Terroirs wine bar. Whilst turning the pages to find your perfect wine, you might stumble across an old vintage of Jean Foillard ‘Cote du Py’, as one of Italy’s greatest reds.

As for the venue itself, it’s pulling inspiration from both New York City and Italy, a nod to the legendary Gramercy Tavern and the group’s favourite Roman trattorias. Expect colourful artwork and silk prints framed against luxe velvet seats and leather, giving the restaurant a bold modern design. 

The Clarence Street level bar and trattoria is now open with a much larger bar and outdoor dining space set to open underneath off Kent Street, in late 2023. Find out more and book here.