Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #18 of 98 restaurants in Sydney

The team from Ormeggio at The Spit brings you casual waterside diner ‘Chiosco By Ormeggio’.

BYO and barefoot-friendly, Chiosco By Ormeggio is a real Italian trattoria by the sea, with killer views.

“They are doing eat-in or takeaway, lunch and dinner and there are views straight up Middle Harbour. The views of the Bridge (from Ormeggio) are very nice,” says Pavoni. “But from Chiosco you get 200-300 degree views of water.”

Plus, their high tech awning and heating system guarantees us against inclement weather all year round.

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Chiosco By Ormeggio
d'Albora Marina The Spit, Spit Rd
Mosman 2088

Open Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Phone: (02) 9046 7333
Website: www.chiosco.com.au

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Ranked: #18 of 98 restaurants in Sydney 18
Chiosco By Ormeggio
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
Mains: $25 - $35

Reviews

Neela Jeganathan

We had a delightful lunch at chiosco. Every dish was amazing and the staff were very helpful and obliging. The beautiful autumn weather was a bonus for us to enjoy the spectacular spot at the marina. This will become a regular spot for me To enjoy with family and friends. Thankyou

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Excellent food, service and location. Late afternoon on the water....a delight.

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Great food had the degustation it was really great value and I’d highly recommend it. The service was great the location and atmosphere makes it a must visit.

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Lindsey Williams

Good food, good service, expensive and surprisingly little choice, we thought, for a Kiosk (Chiosco) by a Mooring (Ormeggio) albeit a fine dining establishment with a celebrity chef.

Our 'Pavoni' garlic bread was light and delicious, quite different to usual styles of GB, and the Bruschetta was entirely off the wall as far as the usual dish is concerned. We enjoyed our rainbow trout cooked in foil parcels with heaps of olives although, disappointingly, only 1 out of 3 of us liked olives. Barramundi came with crispy skin and was moist and tender, served on a bed of crispy kale - not what you'd call a portion of vegetables. And so to the 'Sides' or lack of them with dishes. One needs to order accompanying vegetable dishes separately as no main dishes appear to have anything else with them. We opted for, between four, two salads and the only offering of potato (no rice or cous-cous or similar) which was chips. The chips were very ordinary, surprisingly so, very like average seaside kiosk chips with little to commend them. The salads, small, marginally interesting but not very substantial. No side of mixed vegetables was available, which would have been a good choice with all the fish dishes. Service was good and charming. The share plates on offer, at the price of $69 or $79 per person, we thought, was more than we would expect from this kind of ambience and location, after all it's NEXT to the fine dining restaurant and during the day is a coffee spot. Slightly disappointing too that no BYO possible with First Table bookings. Also, note that car parks are not adjacent to either Chiosco or Ormeggio so on a rainy night, it's umbrellas at the ready for a walk across the Spit Bridge or across the grass to enter through the boat showroom, confusing if you haven't been before. We would be happy to return, but only with First Table's discount at these current prices.

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What ‘GEM’ the food and service were excellent. The ambiance! set amongst the marina and boats was picture perfect. Will deninitely return.

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We loved it!! Awesome service and great food. It was our wedding Anniversary and our waitress certainly made it feel special. She was very friendly and attentive. We would highly recommend this restaurant for its location on the water, great atmosphere and perfect service. Thank you again!

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Courtney Phu

Beautiful food, service and view. Thank you for the memorable meal

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Great food! Great service!

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Best First Table dining experience to date! Food was very tasty and generous, location gorgeous and the staff so friendly. Will definitely be back at Chiosco!

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Excellent service and delicious food.

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Glenn Start

Superb food and service as always

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Heather Olsen

What a fabulous location overlooking the sea and marina. We celebrated my partner’s 95 year old mother’s birthday with the Chefs Sharing plate. This consisted of 11 plates and we certainly weren’t hungry at the end. Even his mum polished off the lot!!
The staff were great. Even brought out the desserts with a candle in the doughnut. They had smiles on their faces at all times and were so caring.
We didn’t try the wines but the table tap water kept on coming!!
We will be back!

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This is one of our favourites and always fantastic.

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Kathryn Crawford

Fabulous service, food and location. Would totally recommend.

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Jean-Marie Voon

Fantastic food and service in a gorgeous setting. Would highly recommend!

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Amazing food hosting my client however when the waitstaff provided our table the bill, she announced you have a 50% discount with First Table. A little embarrassing when hosting clients. I did call and email the restaurant who did respond but just replied saying thanks for feedback.

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Had a great meal last night with my wife and two young kids. The staff are always great with the kids and the food was excellent.
Michael

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Geoffrey Thomas

Great food and service...we will be back

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Excellent food, service and location

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Christie Peck

On a windy and cold Thursday morning we had the pleasure of arriving at Chiosco By Ormeggio, which is situated on the marina at The Spit, Mosman.
We were seated at our table and offered drinks and our menus. We started with a coffee each and then perused the menu and decided to share a starter of calamari fritti: southern calamari with lemon mayonnaise which was delicious.The calamari was lightly fried, crunchy and incredibly tasty while the lemon mayonnaise was a wonderful accompaniment.

We then chose our mains, the Gnocchi Cacio e Pepe: which is gnocchi with
pecorino, parmesan, black pepper & crispy brussels sprouts and the Tagliatella allo Scoglio which is homemade tagliatella with mussels, prawns, calamari, white fish & parsley. The pasta dishes were simply served in white bowls which allowed the pasta to speak for itself, and it did, they were both delicious and oh so tasty.

Chiosco is a lovely venue for a casual catch up or a function. The food is uncomplicated yet so full of flavour, you won't be disappointed.

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Ben Humphries

Great food, attentive and friendly service in a fabulous location.
Thank you, again.

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It's one of our favourite. The staff are always enthusiastic and friendly. The food is perfectly Italian and the afternoon was perfect !! Thank you.

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I had a wonderful birthday lunch at Chiosco by Ormeggio. The seafood tagliatella was delicious as was the melt in your mouth beef cheeks. Will definitely dine here again.

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We enjoyed our meal ar Chiosco. The food excellent, service quick and personal. My husband was celebrating his birthday and halfway through the meal he was given a birthday card. The small things in life make a big impression.

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Excellent food, service and location. Very nice evening

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Fantastic food and great atmosphere. I’d highly recommend Chiosco . We had a degustation with lots of food and great flavours

It’s my new fave restaurant!

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Frances Nica Atengco

Amazing food, excellent service and great ambience! Child friendly restaurant. Will definitely come back again.

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Jeremy Brugmans

Great spot and good Italian food. The home made ice cream can be improved though...

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Jessie Haverfield

We had the most fantastic lunch at Chiosco - the food was incredible and the staff brilliant. My husband said it was the “best lunch” he’s had aside from being somewhere exotic on holidays.

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Delicious pasta and calamari was crispy crunchy
We had the chefs Menu and enjoyed it

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Robbie Johnson

Our experience at Chiosco was amazing. The food, service and the setting were incredibly good. We had the degustation and my girlfriends and I have all vowed to make this a regular thing and call ourselves ‘The Degustations’

Thank you
Robbie Johnson

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Food is amazing, view is beautiful and staff are super helpful

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Excellent experience
Will be back

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Rhonda Buizen

This restaurant is on a wharf and is brilliant in summer....so we were worried about the location as it was cold and wet. But as soon as you entered the restaurant, it was nice and warm with plenty of protection from the weather. The waitress was warm and welcoming and very professional. We tried a variety of menu options (one recommended by the waitress) and they were all amazing. I can't wait to go back again.

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The whole lunch dining experience was great!!
Food delicious & staff very attentive.
Can't recommend the restaurant highly enough!!

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Chiosco is a sublime dining experience. The quality, freshness and variety of the food is exceptional... the staff are extremely attentive, courteous and efficient... and the location is stunning. Thoroughly recommended.

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Another fantastic meal, friendly staff and the best Italian food. Worth booking from Queenstown NZ.

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Service was incredible. Very friendly waiter who was great engaging with my daughter as well. He was very knowledgeable which was helpful in deciding what we were going to eat and drink. Food was delish and wine too. Lovely waterside ambience. Will definitely be back

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Bruce Hellmers

Excellent ambiance with great food and service.
Thank you for a wonderful lunch.
We'll be back!

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Wonderful food and the view is amazing!

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A perfect location to enjoy a leisurely lunch with friends. The kingfish with pine nut cream and citrus /orange dressing was my favourite dish. The delicate flavours were a great combination. All our meals- whole fish, grilled prawns and the mussels were delicious. Attentive service and friendly staff.

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We had a wonderful evening at Chiosco. We got allocated the best table, right by the Jetty with stunning views. The food was divine and the service fantastic! We will definitely be back.

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Had the tasting menu, it was great - more than we needed but definitely worth trying.

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Jenia Mehd

The staff were lovely and the dishes we had were melt in your mouth. Lovely location for a meal by the water.

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Viv Yapp

Amazing food, great view and the most friendly staff! They even took care of our 2 and 4 year old providing them with colouring books and crayons. My 4 year old said it's the "best pasta ever" and they were very happy with their gelato too. My husband and I enjoyed the seafood especially the oysters from the Sydney harbour and the grilled split prawns. One of our best meals in Sydney!

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Emily Hill

Great spot, delicious food and very good service

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Fast becoming my favourite. Real italy right here without being pretentious. Quality

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Dani Reydams De Oliveira

Amazing experience, I couldn’t have chosen a best place to celebrate our wedding Anniversaire . The staff is simplify amazing , courteous and naturally nice. Food was great and the view even better . It’s a relax atmosphere in a beautiful place ! Loved and for sure will return there ! Thank you Chiosco team

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Kate Bartlett

Beautiful food & atmosphere. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Nice relaxed atmosphere. Always a great meal

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