Salt Meats Cheese
8/803 Military Road, Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
02 9969 8639
Salt Meats Cheese temporarily closed its doors in 2016 for a bit of R&R, leaving Mosman yearning for its favourite delicatessen. But look out – Salt Meats Cheese is back in a big way. Flinging open its doors in early June, Salt Meats Cheese has rebranded as a pizzeria and restaurant, dishing up authentic Italian fare and their signature pizzas to the lower north shore’s hungriest.
Owners, Stefano De Blasi and Edoardo Perlo, opened the first Salt Meats Cheese in Alexandria in 2012, and have since been supplying Sydney with fresh ingredients straight from the perfect Italian pantry. With venues across New South Wales and Queensland, the hospitality duo has extended beyond their delicatessen days and are now also into in-house dining, first as pop-ups and now in the form of their authentic Italian eateries across Australia.
Charcuterie lovers are well catered for at Salt Meats Cheese, with tasting boards of their delicatessen produce from cheeses, house-made chutney, cured meats, pickles and homemade fresh focaccia. Move on to your choice of pasta or pizza or do as the Romans do and have both. Delicious pasta options include the tagliolini with fried garlic prawns, chilli and a tomato and white wine based sauce. Pizzas come in red base or white base variety. If you’re after red, opt for the Quattro Carni topped with fior di latte, chorizo, pancetta, double smoked ham and salami, or a creamy white-topped pizza like the salsiccia with Italian sausage, baby broccoli and scamorza drizzled in chilli oil. Top it all off with a sweet Panna Cotta with almond crumble and berry compote, beautifully pairing nutty flavours with sweet berry hints and textures.
To accompany the Italian menu, an Australian-focussed beverage list features Regal Rogue spritzes that highlight Australian botanical flavours that counter the rich Italian cuisine. Opt for a ‘Lively White’ spritz, served over ice combining a crisp white Australian drop topped with sweet elderflower tonic to provide floral hints.
The updated Mosman venue is now solely an Italian pizzeria and restaurant, so in the absence of the deli that once occupied the spot, you’ll have to venture east for Salt Meats Cheese delicatessen items, Bondi Junction being the closest. In true Italian fashion, book a table for between 1 to 48 people – so you can truly bring along the entire family to enjoy a meal that rivals only your Nona’s, the Italian way.