“It has been a dream of mine to create the best classical Italian restaurant in Australia. I am inspired by the nostalgic romance of dining out; when service was paramount, food was simply delicious and the maître-d knew your name. This is what I envisage for a’Mare at Crown Sydney.”
Inspired by the nostalgia of dining out when service was paramount and food was simply delicious, acclaimed Chef and Restaurateur Alessandro Pavoni welcomes his latest venture a’Mare to the Sydney landscape.
The a’Mare dining room is inspired by the palazzi of old school Italy - Venice, Milan, Rome and Lake Garda with distinctly Italian details throughout the dining room including luxurious furnishings, and the stunning ornate ceiling with the magnificent blue hues of the harbour backdrop.
Alessandro’s love and passion for Italy is evident through the dishes and his recipes, a means to represent the nostalgia of his childhood in Italy. With an ever-changing menu that evolves with the finest Italian produce coupled with the inspiration from local growers and suppliers, dishes are focused on the simplicity of ingredients, the regions from which they came and the stories behind them. Enjoy classic Italian dishes with an a’Mare twist and be enticed by the theatrics of finishing touches being completed at the table to deliver a memorable dining experience.
The wine list has been meticulously curated by Federico Fedito who is known as the conduttore of the a’Mare wine selection. Each of the nearly three hundred references in this sizeable cellar has been carefully selected and allows guests to explore key varietals and regions. With an emphasis on Italian producers, historical roots are also celebrated with a selection of vintages. Let Federico and his team guide you through a personalised wine pairing or guests are encouraged to lose themselves in the classical and regional list.
Perfect for private celebrations or larger engagements, our elegant spaces combined with its own dedicated service and sommelier team is the ideal setting to experience Alessandro’s classic Italian dishes. Our team will ensure a flawless experience, organising every detail from personalised menus that celebrate dishes from a’Mare’s a là carte menu through to the beverage selection, table plans, place cards, table centrepieces and any special requests.
Award-winning chef and restaurateur Alessandro Pavoni ignited his passion for food as a child in his nonna’s kitchen in Northern Italy. He has since pursued a successful career in the culinary arts, working in various Michelin star venues around the globe, establishing his own accolade awarded venue, writing a cookbook, and educating aspiring chefs at some of the country’s most renowned culinary schools. As a highly regarded pioneer of contemporary Italian cuisine, a’Mare is Pavoni’s latest venture, showcasing the finest seasonal ingredients and nodding to the customs of classic elegant service, a’Mare will create a classic fine dining experience.
12pm - 3pm (Mo - Su)
Lunch bookings open 12pm, last booking at 3pm
5:30pm - 10pm (Mo - Su)
Dinner bookings open 5.30pm, last booking at 10pm
Now open. Online reservations recommended.
For reservations of 13 or more guests, or to modify your booking, contact Crown Restaurant Reservations on 02 8871 7171 or email email@example.com
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