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Inside the grand Queen Victoria Building opposite the Town Hall is an Italian restaurant with an equally grand understanding of the cuisine of the bel paese. Experienced and specialist chefs from various regions of Italy create a broad range of classic dishes, authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas, and fantastic espresso. While the cuisine is supreme, the ingredients fresh and premium, the prices at Vanto will hardly put a dent in your pocket compared to Italian restaurants of equivalent calibre along George Street or in the CBD. Book now for this busy central Sydney restaurant.
Sydney’s Vanto has done the right thing in recruiting a number of specialist chefs from different regions of Italy, each bringing their knowledge about regional Italian cuisine to table. Their pizza chef Luigi, for instance, hails from Naples – the birthplace of pizza – and has over fifteen years experience in the hospitality industry, winning pizza-making competitions and numerous awards over the course of his career. Head down to Vanto in the CBD’s Queen Victoria Building and try the signature Vanto pizza, topped with mozzarella and prosciutto, or the prawn, cherry tomato, garlic, zucchini and chilli-topped gamberi.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all possible at Vanto – taken in relaxed Italian style, naturally. Always seasonal, Vanto’s menu is liable to change, but all this means is that repeat visits to the restaurant’s George Street address in Sydney’s CBD are all the more rewarding. A good espresso and a Toscano (artisan Tuscan-style bread with wild mushrooms, poached eggs, air-cured breasola beef, shaved truffle pecorino and rocket is a popular brekky option, while lunch and dinner are classically-structured affairs, ranging through starters and salads, pasta and risotto, meat, fish, and poultry dishes, with a fantastic range of Italian desserts for a sweet finish.