Beyond The Beach, A Taste Of Italy Meets Dee Why At Ullo

Eat, Sydney / 20 February 2024

Bringing the Italian disco to the Northern Beaches.

Dee Why has always been about the beach – stunning stretches of sand, sun-kissed waves, and a laid-back atmosphere. But as the sun dips below the horizon, options for dining and entertainment dwindle. Enter Ullo Pizza & Wine, a new addition to the scene that promises a relaxed, vibrant space for locals and visitors alike.

Ullo isn’t about pretentiousness or pushing boundaries. It’s about simple pleasures done well. Settle into a comfortable booth and watch the warm glow of fairy lights reflect off your glass of Italian wine. Outside, the ocean breeze will carry the sounds of the evening and maybe even a hint of music. This is the essence of Ullo.

Ullo Dee Why interior

The menu, helmed by ex-Rockpool chef Josefa Rakuro, leans Italian-inspired rather than strictly traditional. Think Neapolitan-style pizzas with a 48-hour fermented dough for that perfect balance of chew and crisp. Toppings showcase local Australian ingredients, like the sausage pizza featuring LP’s pig’s head meat and a touch of lemon basil for a delightful surprise. Don’t miss the blue swimmer crab tagliatelle, where kombu buerre blanc mingles with confit tomato and chilli for a taste of the sea.

But Ullo isn’t just about dinner. Grab a bite-sized snack like the wood-charred brioche topped with anchovies and stracciatella for a pre-beach treat. Or linger over a Limon-Myrtle Spritz, its Australian native botanicals adding a unique twist to the classic Aperol spritz. As the sun sets, the mood shifts, DJs spin Italian disco tunes, and the bar serves up bottled cocktails for those who want to take the party with them to the nearby grassy area and watch the ocean lights dance.

Ullo pizza and chips

Ullo isn’t about reinventing the wheel. It’s about creating a welcoming space where good food, quality drinks, and a touch of fun come together to create a memorable experience. Whether you’re a local looking for a new hangout or a visitor seeking a taste of Dee Why’s laid-back charm, Ullo offers a slice of something special.

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