Inspired by the seductive coastline of Italy, The Amalfi Way is a new restaurant located on the prestigious Heritage Listed Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo. The Amalfi Way is a homage to the iconic Amalfi Coast, home to an abundance of fresh seafood, limoncello and warm hospitality.
Hailing from Naples, Head Chef and Owner Luigi Esposito trained in perfecting Italian cuisine since he was 8 years old, selling pizza fritta alongside his Nonna Rosa. At age 11, he was schooled in the art of pizzas and was a member of the Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani by 15.
Recently Sydney Social 101 popped into The Amalfi Way for an early evening dinner on a hot summer day. We were warmly welcomed into the sun drenched outdoor dining area by the friendly staff. We started with a round of refreshing and strong Aperol spritz while we looked over the authentic Italian menu. Whilst we watched the sunset over the water we devoured the melt in your mouth Kingfish Carpaccio With Salina Capers And Lemon Dressing.
For mains we shared the incredible Spinach Spaghetti Chitarra with a generous serving of spanner crab, bisque reduction and beautifully ripe cherry tomatoes. We also shared the Diavola Pizza –
San Marzano Tomato D.O.P. Area Agro Sarnese Nocerino, ‘Nduja Calabrese, Caiazzano Black Olives, Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil And La Masseria EVOO 28. On the side we enjoyed the Wild Rocket Salad with pecorino trebbiano D.O.P. and vincotto dressing VEG 18.
For dessert we shared the Fresco D’Estate – a watermelon and strawberry semifreddo with watermelon frost, light strawberry cream, strawberry biscuit served in a dark chocolate ball. Not only was this dessert absolutely heavenly taste-wise it also looks spectacular!
The Amalfi Way is the closest you will get to dining on the Amalfi Coast without leaving Sydney. The food is fresh and full of flavour, the wine list extensive and exciting and the ambience is relaxed and warm. Perfect for long lunches with family or evening meals with friends, The Amalfi Way will leave you with a full belly, a warm heart and a keen desire to return asap!
For more info, to check out the full menu and to book head to: https://theamalfiway.com.au/