PizzaPerta located at the Star Sydney (out the front, just under the escalators) is Stefano Manfredi’s latest – a casual outdoorsy “foodcourt” styled joint that dishes up a range of pizzas, desserts, cocktails and then some. While we were here for a tasting, Frederico of Lumi popped over to grab a pie and we kinda went “oh this is the real deal, if the owner of Lumi eats here”. So what to expect? Great pizzas, casual dining prices, cocktails and some really airy foccacia.
There’s ample seating here at PizzaPerta – the venue is outdoors and open air for the most parts. There’s provisions for large groups with the long tables – with shade from trees and umbrellas available on the southern side.
A look at their menu. We only just noticed the Nutella Pillow Cocktail – apparently a monster seller as we were leaving. Pizzas are well priced capping off at about $23 for the seasonal/new waves – The Classic Margheritas is a killer $15.
Perta uses Petra flour. They’re unrefined and stoneground imported from the Molino Quaglia mill in Italy. The dough is matured, leavened naturally for a minimum of 24 hours which apparently results in a more easily digested dough.
Dish up. At PizzaPerta, you get all pizzas like this. They’re come in take away boxes – which if you look carefully, comes with perforations that you can use to tear and make plates. There’s also another bit of surprise but that’s at the end of this post.
Our eats: no.8 (Buffalo Mozarella and Prosciutto di Parma) $18 was a tasty combo of fresh somewhat quality prosciutto with rucola. It sort of had gorgonzola notes too which we liked. Its a thin crust light base and rather nice no.12 (Prawns Zucchin and Mint) $22 Devined, the rather juicy prawns were just cooked and this was a nice one too. Tasty and fresh right out of the oven. Both were woodfired in the 400 degree woodfried oven for about 90 seconds. It really doesn’t take long at that temp. Tiramisu $7.50 came in a disposable plastic bowl and was quite nice. On the cocktail front; we had their Holiday in Naples and the Dolce and Dementia $16 – Both were icy and a nice drink in the sydney summer.
So the surprise in the Pizzaperta pizza box is that it folds apart into a mini box if you cannot finish your pizza (very unlikely) but if that’s the case, you can do a macguyver and in just a few hand motions, get a mini triangle carry case and a bit of a off off cut piece that has their social media tags. Neat.
Pizzaperta was great. The combo of delicious quality pizzas, fresh ingredients with a good eating base makes this one to check out. Now about that Nutella cocktail. Visit the Lunar Markets and then wander round for a pie.