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Pompei's pizza at Bondi Beach

It wasn't until the Pizza Festival last year that I truly learnt to appreciate pizza and the little nuances that makes it such a popular dish around the world. Authentic pizza is not loaded with...
Celery and Celeriac theme at Berta Tuesday Sagra Dinners

For something a bit different, book yourself in for Berta's weekly sagra dinners! Sagra is an Italian concept that involves a celebration of the bounties of Earth. Festivals pop-up around small towns to celebrate...
La Disfida and Pizza Festival Sydney

Pizza speaks to everyone. Pizza in my younger years involved takeaway from the likes of Pizza Hut (hello puff crust!) and Domino's. As I matured, my tastebuds did too, and I switched the greasy...
Eat-Now’s-online-ordering-and-Il-Grappolo,-Rozelle

I'm an online shopping addict but ordering dinner online isn't something I do very often. My first thoughts of takeaway food are 'cheap and greasy'. A meme that has been doing the rounds lately...
Caffe-Sicilia,-Surry-Hills

Date nights have taken Zen and I to all pockets of Sydney. Depending on our moods and cravings, we'll go anywhere from having a cosy night with noodles and dumplings at Ashfield, to driving...
La-Casa-Ristorante,-Russell-Lea

Dining at La Casa is like feasting with the Sicilian family I never had. Honest food, generous servings, sumptuous meatballs, perfectly cooked pastas and delectable cannoli, which starts and finishes with a big hug...
Pizza-e-Birra, Surry Hills

I've been eating a lot of Italian lately because I've just watched the entire five seasons of Kitchen Nightmares. It's weird that I always feel like I don't have enough time to do things,...
Cibo-e-Vino, Castle Hill

Cibo e Vino has since changed management and head chefs One of the greatest joys of working with restaurants is definitely the part that involves eating. Thankfully, there are many opportunities for that - after...
Jamie’s-Italian,-Sydney

Not much of a celebrity chef groupie (not that Jamie Oliver is ever physically at this restaurant), I thought I was going to wait this out one. I mean, who really has the time...
Il-Baretto, Surry Hills

With a new home to decorate and a new neighbourhood to explore, I haven't cooked at all in the last three weeks. All my energy has been sucked into packing and unpacking, and my...