The Team Behind Surry Hills’ Iconic Pizzeria Via Napoli Launch Pizza Fritta 180

Drink, Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 7 February 2020

The Crown Street stalwart is set to be joined by Pizza Fritta 180, a lively new Italian bar and eatery opening its doors in late February 2020.

Lovers of authentic woodfired pizza have come to adore Surry Hills’ bustling Via Napoli Pizzeria. Serving up traditional Neapolitan wood-fired pies, punters happily queue for hours on busy weekend nights to devour the venue’s iconic 5-metre long pizzas (along with a glass of wine). But in 2020, Via Napoli Surry Hills is set to be joined by a daring new player, bringing a modern Italian classic to Sydney diners.

Pizza Fritta Surry Hills

Say ciao to Pizza Fritta 180, the brainchild of Via Napoli’s Founder and Head Chef Luigi Esposito. This new Italian bar and eatery is dubbed as the cheeky little sister to the original outpost, taking inspiration from the traditional Neapolitan dishes of Luigi’s childhood. Get ready to be transported to the lively backstreets of Naples with a curated menu of traditional ‘pizza frittas’ and authentic pasta dishes. The signature menu item here is set to be the pizza fritta, a deep-fried pizza dish similar to the calzone, with the finest ingredients sourced from Naples and cheese folded inside. The best bit? These are designed to be eaten in one hand, making these the perfect dish to accompany an Aperitvo hour spritz.

Pizza Fritta

It’s a fun and friendly space designed for casual dining with friends and family. For first time visitors, make sure to try the ‘Nonna Rosa’, filled with salame, provola e pomodoro and ricotta as well as the ‘Pizza Elena’ filled with succulent pork cheek with provola and creamy ricotta. Searching for vegan and vegetarian options? You’ve come to the right place with plenty of vego-friendly dishes to choose from. Plus, make sure to dig into the Nutella Calzone or sample the ‘Graffa’, the Italian cousin of a hot cinnamon doughnut.

Gather your crew and grab a seat alfresco to dine like the Italians at Pizza Fritta 180, launching late February 2020. Open Mon to Sun from 12pm till late.