“Woolloomooloo’s famous wharf has a new addition. Say ciao to IL PONTILE—a sleek Italian restaurant that feels very at home at this sparkly harbourside spot. From Audacia Enterprise in consultation with fourth-generation Italian restaurateur and chef, Naples-born Mario Percuoco, IL PONTILE is refined but relaxed, the sort of breezy waterfront fine dining that feels very Sydney. Unlike its neighbours on the Finger Wharf, IL PONTILE is dog-friendly, making it the perfect spot for a long lunch after a morning stroll around the harbour.
Kick off with jumbo scampi or house-cured ocean trout, before moving onto some of Sydney’s creamiest burrata served with battered zucchini flowers. Housemade pasta includes Percuoco’s signature seafood linguine—a spaghetti-in-a-bag creation that is baked in paper and served wrapped and drenched in sauce. To drink, go for the Sicilian Negroni—like the original but with the addition of fresh blood orange.”